Archetypal Readings with Normita
What are Archetypes?
What are Archetypes? There has been plenty of buzz about them in the past few years, but not much solid, useful material that can be applied to counseling, life coaching, or your own personal insights. Simply put, Archetypes are ancient patterns of behavior encoded in our DNA—or what the great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung called the “collective unconscious.” Some are impersonal patterns that affect us all, like Death and Rebirth. Others represent roles played by humanity for thousands of years, like the Mother, Knight, Warrior, Vampire, Rescuer, Sage, Victim, Saboteur, and Child. These are also patterns that we all share; but certain archetypes are more prominently on display in each of us. Properly understood, archetypes provide a window into the motivations and actions of ourselves and others.
Once you can identify the archetypes that function prominently in your psyche, you can begin to understand the patterns that drive you, in both their light and shadow aspects. They provide a language to help you bridge the gap you’re your everyday work and conventional psychotherapy to doing more intensive work in yoga and other spiritual practices.
Working with your archetypes engages both the thinking and feeling self, the left and right brain, the intellectual and intuitive aspects of your mind. They can Can provide you with a roadmap of guidance in areas of your life including health and nutrition, personal and business relationships, the arc of your career, and financial decisions.
You may use the insights you learn simply to see yourself and others in archetypal terms. But you may also be able to apply your understanding of archetypal patterns to your work with other people and professional clients, whether as a teacher, coach, therapist, trainer, or guide. For clients who are not inclined to see things from a spiritual perspective, coaches and counselors stress the psychological implications. For those who are open to a deeper perspective, the possibilities are even more expansive.
During archetypal counseling sessions, you will learn:
- Background on archetypes and how they function within each of us.
- How to determine your own set of 12 personal archetypes.
- How to cast and interpret charts for guidance, including one's personal chart.
- How to interpret these charts for guidance to create courses of action to resolve life issues concerning career choices, business activities, personal and professional relationships, health, and other crucial subjects.