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.

Archetypal Figures

Archetypal Figures

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.)

Response to book:

Mourning the Dream/Amor Fati is a carefully crafted book that demonstrates how one’s complex and entrenched ways of being, being blind, and being blind to oneself can be the starting point of immense erudition. Within its complex narrative of this book lies an evocative presence which invites the reader into an apprenticeship. Ruebsaat beguiles the apprentice into a de-literalization of commonly held ideas of art-making, autobiographical inquiry, archetypal patterns, embodiment, myth, metaphor, symbol, spirituality, reflection, and narrative. Within these pages, the author reveals the notion of a Klein body which effectuates the delicate and intriguing pathway between the known, unknown, and yet to be known. Inspiring as it is rich in its intensity, this book is certain to deepen one’s own personal as well as professional inquires.