About Santa Fe Jung
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Gustov Jung
The C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe—also known as the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts—is a not-for-profit educational institution whose aims include the study and teaching of, and research into, the Analytical Psychology of C.G Jung and related fields.
The C.G.Jung Institute of Santa Fe became an independent institute of the International Society of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) in August, 1992 and trained candidates as an independent institute until 2006. Since 2014 our training program is conducted as a seminar within the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). The IRSJA functions under the larger body of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
In addition to the current analyst training program, the Institute provides a series of monthly Public Programs and Workshops for the public and for mental health professionals, and an Advanced Studies enrichment seminar for psychotherapists. As well, analyst members meet regularly to conduct the business of the society and for social and professional enrichment. We currently have twenty-one participating analyst members, the majority of whom are senior analysts (at least five years as diplomate analysts).
Who is Carl Jung?
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, and founder of analytical psychology. Jung met Sigmund Freud in 1907, and became the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association when it was formed. He broke with Freud in 1912, when Jung published his revolutionary Psychology of the Unconscious, which postulated two dimensions of the unconscious — the personal (repressed or forgotten content of an individual’s mental and material life), and what he termed the collective unconscious (those acts and mental patterns shared either by members of a culture or universally by all human beings). Under certain conditions these manifest themselves as archetypes — images, patterns, and symbols that are often seen in dreams or fantasies and that appear as themes in mythology, religion, and fairy tales.
In Psychological Types (1921) Jung elucidated the system of four functions (feeling, thinking, intuition, sensation), and the attitudes of extroversion and introversion, which today form the basis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a widely used personality assessment tool. Through his writings on aspects of the analytic relationship, the practice of psychotherapy, alchemy, myths, and religious symbols, he explored the nature of psyche and its processes of development and growth. He held the most significant task for any person to be the achievement of integration and harmony between the conscious and the unconscious dimensions of psyche, a process which he called individuation. The definitive edition of his collected works in English translation was published between 1951 and 1979.