WELCOME TO LIFE COACHING FOR THE SOUL BY DR BREN
The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of the threshold is at hand. – Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces
A crisis is a pregnant pause, a place for introspection, a time to decide: Will you live the life you were born to live? The strategies of your false self begin to wane giving room for your true self to wax. A crisis brings on existential anxieties like: Who am I outside of the roles I play? What is the purpose of my life? Does life have meaning or are we just cogs in the machine of evolution?
In the 21st century, when most of our cultural structures that gave our lives meaning are broken, each of us find ourselves lost in the dark wood. There are no straight ways, there are only individual paths toward meaning. Hundreds of years ago our ancestors turned to the clergy for meaning and structure, now we turn to depth psychologists for guidance during the “dark night of the soul.”
As a Depth Psychologist, DR BREN combines Ken Wilber’s Integral Psychology, for Developmental Assessment with Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology for Dream Analysis and Emotional, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic and Narrative Treatment.
Jungian/Integral Treatment aims toward psychological wholeness (Ego and Soul in relationship). Where other professional coaches and psychotherapists focus on the ego mind, DR BREN focuses on both, ego and soul. This leads to deep structural changes in psyche resulting in not only adaptations but also transformation.
DR BREN, using dreams, gives the soul a central voice in alleviating immediate suffering. Your unconscious holds the patterns and structures of your psyche(psychodynamics): schemas of behavior, coping mechanisms, repressed memories, values, beliefs, and interpersonal relationships. As such it holds and repeats the patterns of your suffering. More importantly though, your unconscious holds the resolution to your suffering. Like the immune system in your body the unconscious always moves toward health and wholeness. Thus it holds the purpose of your life. DR BREN helps you discover the hidden meaning in your suffering and coaches you toward making the necessary changes toward living a fully individuated life by taking the Soul Journey.