Understanding and Healing Addictions: A Jungian Contribution
with John Giannini, MDiv, LCPC, NCPsyA
This episode is part one of the series Understanding and Healing Addictions: A Jungian Contribution. It was recorded in 1990.
This course offers a Jungian understanding and healing of addictions by considering the correspondence between Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Carl Jung, whom Wilson praises for being one of the key influences leading to the formation of AA and its 12 Steps. The meaning of addiction within our culture is also examined by utilizing the psychology of narcissism as a key to understanding.
Diagrams used in this talk are not available, but in-depth descriptions of John’s work can be found in his book, Compass of the Soul.
John Giannini, MDiv, LCPC, NCPsyA was a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. He holds an MDiv in Religion and Psychology from St. Albert’s College, an MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an MBA from Stanford University, and LCPC certification with the State of Illinois. John published articles and lectured widely throughout the U.S. and Canada on the wounded child within and narcissistic/addictive behavior. He is the author of Compass of the Soul, an updated understanding of typology.
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