I recently presented a talk to Queensland Jung Society members on how we can know ourselves better. I used the myth of Chiron and the wounded healer to describe my own journey to wholeness. This included the physical and metaphysical methods I used to heal my painful adolescent “wounds”. These wounds were triggered over a decade ago, then re-triggered again in my late forties. The result was the spontaneous creation, and later refinement, of what is now called Story Image Therapy (SIT®).
The holistic approach I used to heal my adolescent pain form the foundation of my teaching and counselling SIT system. My journey to its creation, grounded in academic and practical psychological and spiritual research, is the subject of my soon-to-be published second book, The Magic of Jung. It is due to be published by Feather Knight Books later this year. This book describes my life-changing new approach to spiritual psychology and adolescent healing based on the teachings of Dr Carl Jung and the ancient Stoic philosophers.
The Jung Society audience asked a number of questions about my sojourn journey to Self. Members showed great interest in my personal and professional story, including some mystical experiences I cannot explain. It is these mystical experiences that Carl Jung would describe as the “real therapy” to heal a neurosis. In my case, anxiety over not doing enough to help improve young people’s resilience. My talk was so well received that I’ve been asked to present on a similar topic to Brisbane Theosophical Society on the 7th June this year. Everyone is welcome. Details will be advised on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DrToulaGordillo
For more information, you are welcome to see my professional Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DrToulaGordillo/ or Spiritual Psychology Network: https://www.facebook.com/spiritual.psych.net