Life is all about meaning; we constantly search for it, whether consciously or subconsciously. Those of us who live with bipolar disorder search for meaning in a number of different ways. For example, we may ask the question ‘why’ on a regular basis: why do I have bipolar? Is there meaning to all this suffering?
Although medication is absolutely essential in any therapeutic approach to controlling bipolar disorder, other therapies can and do have an important role. Jungian Analysis is one such therapeutic approach; it aims to explore the psyche and its underlying drivers from an holistic perspective, and in so doing, resolve conflicts and facilitate greater personal insight.
The following short video, ‘What Happens in Analysis‘ provides a useful overview of the Jungian approach that I hope you will find useful: