If you’re trying to figure out how to navigate this whole adulthood thing, and maybe even do some personal growth along the way, we have the perfect episode for you this week!
Listen in as Debbie talks with Satya Doyle Byock, Jungian psychotherapist, and author of the book Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood. Satya shares her ideas about the struggle to find both meaning and stability in adulthood, and offers ideas for fostering psychological growth.
Listen and Learn:
- Hear Debbie’s attempt to “nutshell” all of Jungian psychology in two minutes or less (Jungians everywhere, please forgive her!)
- Some of the unique aspects of the stage of quarterlife (or early adulthood), and why Satya loves working with young adults in her clinical practice.
- Why quarterlife can be a time of “crisis” for some people, and how it can be viewed as an opportunity for psychological growth
- How the traditional markers of adulthood reflect acquisition culture.
- The tension between seeking meaning and stability, and the unique challenges faced by meaning types and stability types
- What Carl Jung had to say about the “serpentine path” of self-exploration
- Why it can be worthwhile to explore the darker, “shadow” aspects of ourselves
- The four pillars of psychological growth
- How Jungian and behavioral psychology approaches might have more in common than you realize! (And yes, non-therapist listeners, we know you might not care about this at all!)
- Buy the book Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood!
- Find Satya online at SatyaByock.com and follow her on Instagram @satyabyock.
- Check out some online salons & seminars on classical Jungian psychology and its current application at SalomeInstitute.com and on Instagram: @satyabyock.
- Grab your copy of all our favorite books at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych.
- Check out Debbie, Yael, and Jill’s websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more!
Satya Doyle Byock is a psychotherapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon and the author of Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood (Random House, 2022). Her clinical work and writing focus on how developmental psychology attends to the first twenty years of adulthood, incorporating a depth psychological as well as social justice lens. Rather than just emphasize the search for security and stability in this stage of life, Satya has introduced a framework for an exploration of meaning as well.
Satya’s clinical work, writing, and teaching are rooted in Jungian psychology, trauma-informed care, and historical research. She teaches online at The Salome Institute of Jungian Studies, which she founded and directs.
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