Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Five Element Archetypal Qigong and Jungian Psychotherapy: A Synthesis
by Gold, Peter Meyer, Ph.D., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, 270; 10261691
Abstract (Summary)

This hermeneutic and alchemical hermeneutic dissertation reviews Jungian literature related to body-based methods of practicing depth psychotherapy to address the problem of extremely limited body-based Jungian psychotherapeutic modalities. It goes on to offer explanations of the various psychological aspects of four of the five Elements within Chinese medicine. It then offers four sequences of Five Element Archetypal Qigong (FEAQ) related to the four Elements previously addressed: Wood, Fire, Metal and Water. It concludes with a discussion of findings and recommendations for future research and practice. Essentially, this dissertation uses the psychological concepts and insights contained in Chinese medicine to show how they can be applied to Jungian psychotherapy through the moving meditation of FEAQ. Body-based psychotherapies constitute a minuscule fraction of the literature and practice modalities within Jungian psychotherapy. This dissertation begins the process of increasing the validity and prevalence of body-based Jungian psychotherapy. It also implies the need for further research on the applicability of Chinese medical concepts to contemporary Western body oriented psychotherapies.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Corbett, Lionel
Commitee: Cambray, Joseph, Goldberg, Ken
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Depth Psychotherapy
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 78/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Archetypal qigong, Body-based psychotherapy, Energy medicine, Mind-body psychotherapy, Somatic Jungian psychology
Publication Number: 10261691
ISBN: 9781369661675
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