Topics: Addiction, Mind and Body.
Understanding and Healing Addictions: A Jungian Contribution
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.
John Giannini was a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago and Evanston. He held an M.Div. in Religion and Psychology from St. Alberts College, an M.A. 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.
© 1990 John Giannini
Ⓟ 1990 CG Jung Institute of Chicago