Analytical psychology is a widely respected psychological healing practice taught to and engaged in by psychotherapists all over the world. The practice has its roots in the work of C. G. Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss psychiatrist who explored the archetypal, cultural, and personal factors that color human thought and emotion and which comprise one’s personality.
Jung believed that the human psyche was made up of three interrelated parts: the ego, personal unconscious and collective unconscious. Analytical Psychology works with individuals to help them understand the relationship between all these areas, especially as they relate to everyday experiences, and to connect more deeply to their true Selves, to improve personal relationships, as well as to engage more successfully within the larger cultural context.
There is a robust contemporary interest in furthering the development of analytical theory and its practice.