The Compensatory Function of the Unconscious in Clinical Practice: A Bridge between Reality and Psychic Transformation

Author/s Liberiana Pavone
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/33
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 67-81 File size 273 KB
DOI 10.3280/JUN2011-033006
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This article emphasizes the compensatory role of the unconscious as a distinguishing element of the therapeutic practice of analytical psychology. Each person’s subjectivity is obliged to face up to the autonomous reality of unconscious manifestations within a dynamic and transformative relationship between one’s personal inner world and collective external reality. What is established is a deep, vital bond, capable of reactivating the balance in psychic energy which in turn allows for transformations to take place in the present. If the resulting contradictions, risk and subsequent choices take from within this compensatory relationship, they will foster a coming to consciousness which is ethically responsible and the changes which take place in one’s conscious horizons will go far beyond simple questions of adaptation.

Keywords: Subjectivity, Unconscious Compensation, Experimentation, Choice, Risk, Ethical Responsibility

Liberiana Pavone, La funzione compensatrice dell’inconscio nella pratica clinica: un ponte tra realtà e trasformazione psichica in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 33/2011, pp 67-81, DOI: 10.3280/JUN2011-033006