My guest today is Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald, a Certified Psychoanalyst and a Licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist. Kathleen has worked in the mental health field for thirty years, has taught at the Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, and has and maintained a private practice for over twenty-five years. I found Kathleen to have a great depth of knowledge, experience, and passion. She’s engaging, insightful, and great at expounding on difficult concepts and connecting them to our waking lives. I genuinely enjoyed my conversation with Kathleen and I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation, we discussed the ocean, the beach, symbology, creative unconscious, collective subconscious, Sygmeund Freud, Carl Jung, dreams, the Royal Road to the Unconscious, dreamwork, internalized experiences, the ego, dream interpretation, artists as the dreaming function of society, everyone can be an creator, history, how complex people are, our desires to push away pain and seek out pleasure, talk therapy, the dreamworld, helping others find the answers within, pulling off band aids, where the unconscious is lurking, people holding back from what they want to say, accessing the body and mind through symbols, intelligence without a vocabulary, the Skin Ego, language packages, waking life, are we aware, being with others, sharing dreams, dreams as individual mythology, the conscious world vs the collective subconscious, and creators projecting the future world.
Guest Name: Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald
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