A Broad Perspective on Mental Healing

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require long training for its practitioner. It is, indeed, usually an ' extra ' added to some other activity such as educational, medical or social work.
Jung regards the successful analyst as born rather than made. He does not insist that the analyst should be medically qualified, nor does he insist on a long period of analysis and training. Those who wish to follow his methods and gain some insight into his technique attend his seminars and work under him.
Because he places less emphasis on mere removal of repression and more on leading the individual to an understanding of his own unconscious dynamic impulses calling for expression to bring about a fuller and freer life, he is closer to religious thought and teaching.
At the Tenth International Medical Congress for Psychotherapy (Oxford, 1938), in answer to a question which the writer made, he stated that he would conclude the Congress with the remark that the growing tendency to insanity was due to the neglect of the religious order of life. I n the chapter,' Psychotherapists or the Clergy/ in Modern Man in Search of a Sou/, he challenges ministers of religion to realize the tremendous possibilities which lie before them. ' During the past thirty years ', he writes, ' people from all the civilized countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients, the larger number being Protestants, a smaller number Jews, and not more than five or six believing Catholics. Among all my patients in the second half of life that is to say, over thirty-five there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. It is safe to say that everyone of them fell ill because he had lost that which living religions of every age have given their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his religious outlook. This, of course, has nothing what-