About Me


My journey in becoming a Jungian analyst began over twenty-five years ago when I became interested in mythology and the writings of Joseph Campbell. It was through Campbell’s writings that I discovered the works of Carl Jung. I was fascinated that Jung believed in both the light and dark sides of the psyche, and that he had discovered a self regulation process of the psyche. 

I am also very interested in our relationship to Nature, and how by reconnecting to Nature, we rediscover a sense of wholeness within ourselves. Jung called this archetype of wholeness, the Self. I believe that by connecting to the Self we also reconnect to Nature. Ultimately our inner world and our outer world are one world. I explore these ideas in my book Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future.

Originally trained as a Ph.D. climate scientist, I returned to school to get an M.A. in psychology from Regis University. I completed my analyst training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and am a senior Diplomate Analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology.

I now focus my time on three general areas of Jungian research:

 • Ways to Experience the Sacred in the everyday world

•  Connections between Psyche and Matter

•  Archetypal images & culural transitions in Western history

I live in Santa Cruz, California.

I have given workshops & lectures on Jungian topics around the United States, including teaching a workshop at Esalen Institute. I am available to give lectures, lead workshops and teach on Jungian topics.

© Jeffrey Kiehl 2016