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Il lato oscuro della creatività – Carl Gustav Jung e l’Ombra

We are used to think of creativity as a positive and luminous peak experience, yet if we analyze the testimonies of creative individuals we will find that the origin of the creative process often has its roots in destruction and despair experiences.
Carl Gustav Jung, a psychoanalysis pioneer, recognized in the contact with this dark side of the creative experience, the so called Shadow, a key to develop new abilities and transforming mental illness.
The aim of this speech is to illustrate how the jungian concept of Shadow can be used in clinical work to favor a fruitful and conscious contact with one’s own creative dimension.

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