Susanna’s approach to her practice is woven from strands of Jungian, Depth Psychological, Process Oriented Psychology, Arts-Based and Mythopoetic Inquiry for clients and practitioners wanting to bring a creative, embodied and archetypal lens to their exploration. Exploring life narratives (personal myths) as a process of transformation, Susanna follows the journey of Individuation as it presents the possibility of stepping into an archetypal awareness of soma and symbol, shaping a mythopoetic inquiry that acts as a container for the metamorphosis of trauma: Psyche’s ulterior motive towards wholeness.
Encounters with the Authentic Self and false self (our selves) are an inherent part of this deep journey. The Authentic Self and the false self speak in different languages. They have different (and often differing) voices and speak of different things. What are they speaking about? What do they each tell us about ourselves? Therapy can be a place of inquiry into these voices and inner figures they are connected to in relation to the Self, Ego, Anima/Animus and the Shadow archetypes.
Developing a Mythopoetic Disposition: Myth-making/Soul-Finding
“All minds, and all lives, are ultimately embedded in some sort of myth-making. Mythology is not merely a series of old explanations for natural events; it is rather the richness and wisdom of humanity played out in a wondrous symbolic storytelling: no story, no myth, and no humanness either” (“Depth Psychology,” n. d.)