Podcast – Episode 0400 – Using Archetypes For Personal Growth

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In this 400th episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the benefits of intentionally working with archetype energies to draw out your shadow and create personal growth results in your life.


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In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Joel and Antonia are celebrating their 400th podcast episode – how does it feel as the podcast reaches its 8th year?
  • What’s it like listening to yourself talk on a podcast you recorded several years ago?
    • What are the positive and negative aspects to having your thoughts and experiences recorded?
  • What are Joel and Antonia’s current goals and focus areas for the podcast?
  • Working with archetypes – Antonia talks about her journey in moving from a knowledge-based understanding to an experiential and embodied knowing of Carl Jung’s work.
  • Why getting your head around archetypes and undertaking archetypal growth work can be challenging.
  • How archetypal energies lie inside of us and show up in our lives – Joel shares his thoughts on this as a father.
  • Thinking of archetypes as psycho-spiritual tools.
  • Exploring Jung’s concepts of the ego, the shadow and the role of the persona.
    • Why integrating the ego and shadow is so important.
  • Spiritual bankruptcy in society and how groups can “market” us into believing we don’t need to do shadow work.
  • The role religion has played in addressing the shadow.
  • What does it mean to do shadow work? Looking at The Senex or witch in John Beebe’s 8 function model as an example. Check out Episode 0396 for an overview of his model.
  • What are the different things that can happen if we don’t acknowledge and work to integrate our shadow?
    • Looking at the show Breaking Bad as a warning.
    • Viewing Mad Men as a positive example of a shadow integration journey.
  • The role of psycho-spiritual tools as a way of tapping into “wholeness”.
  • The possibilities that unfold as you embark on your growth journey – using a ship leaving the harbor as a metaphor.
  • Some final thoughts and reflections from Joel and Antonia on their podcast growth journey.

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  • Shi

    Great! With this exciting new direction, do you think we could have a PH and This Jungian Life podcast collab?

  • Marie - INTJ

    Wow, 400 hundred episodes, that’s awesome! Congrats and thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights with us every week. One of the highlights of my week is when you publish a new episode, the longer the better :-D.
    I’ve listened to your podcast for almost three years and joined three of your programs, so far. The latest being Jung on Yoga, which is AMAZING and has been a game changer for me.
    I can honestly say that you’ve changed my life. So, THANK YOU, again!
    Looking forward to the next 100 episodes 😉

    • Joel Mark Witt

      Thank you Marie for the kind words. So happy you are seeing changes in your personal life.

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