Dr Wilna van der Walt Psychotherapy Practice

MB ChB (UFS) Pr nr 0681652

Wilna van der Walt is a registered medical practitioner with a lifelong interest in depth psychology from a Jungian perspective.

In the early 1990’s Wilna van der Walt started experimenting with creative materials as a means of exploration and support and found it to be of immense value in her own process. With many years of experience in this field, she would like to share this world with others. She is available as creative facilitator for groups, and also as facilitator on an individual basis.

Contact telephone number 022 492 2069

Address 41 Fontein street, Darling, South Africa

Creativity and the Inner Other

A Workshop: 20 – 22 July 2018

Creative work can be an indispensable tool in the process of individuation. The aim of this workshop is to provide a safe space in which to explore our creativity and our relationship to that aspect of the inner Other. The workshop will provide many opportunities for practical work as well as discussions of key aspects of this symbolical creative process.

Venue: 87 Main rd, Rosebank, Cape Town

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Jung says in Memories, Dreams, Reflections p 340:

The need for mythic statements is satisfied when we frame a view of the world which adequately explains the meaning of human existence in the cosmos, a view which springs from our psychic wholeness, from the co-operation between conscious and unconscious. Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable – perhaps everything.

Wilna van der Walt is a registered medical practitioner with a lifelong interest in depth psychology from a Jungian perspective.

Underneath the flux of everyday life lies the seed of one’s personality. As in the acorn, the complete oak tree is potentially there,  and it wishes to fulfill the manifestation of its own truth (see The world within – CG Jung in his own words). Its whole life is the story of this process of becoming. If one is able to connect to the deeper story of one’s life, it gives one a sense of meaning and purpose beyond the mere intellectual understanding of one’s everyday world.

The journey of self-discovery gradually opens up the pattern of one’s deep life. Together with the therapist or counsellor one undertakes this search for truth and connectedness. The connection to one’s deep life grows slowly, like a tree, for only swamp plants shoot up overnight.

Jungian depth psychology takes special note of dreams and their messages and aims at restoring the connection to one’s deep symbolical life. Another way of assisting dream work and of entering the dusk space of dreams and finding one’s own symbolical language, is by way of creative play.

Often, a person finds himself unwillingly on the chair of the psychologist or counsellor, there because life brought about some impossible crisis. Mostly this is viewed as weakness, although it takes really a lot of effort and courage to confront one’s own depths. What is not generally known is that a crisis may be utilised as potential growth and expansion of one’s personality.

Who was Carl Jung?

Image result for CG JungThe Swiss psychiatrist, CG Jung (1875 – 1961), was the founder of analytical psychology and is known for his exploration and description of processes of the unconscious and archetypal phenomena.

The goal of Jungian analysis is to bring conscious and unconscous aspects of the personality in better relationship to each other. The analyst and analisand or patient work together to increase the analisand’s consciousness, and to bring about balance and meaningful understanding which alleviate suffering.

In CG Jung speaking: interviews and encounters edited by William McGuire and RFC Hull, Jung says:

Together the patient and I address ourselves to the 2,000,000 year old man that is in all of us. In the last analysis, most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old forgotten wisdom stored up in us.

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The Old Woman and the Moon is a valuable documentation of a transformation process, and as such it offers a solid contribution to the field of Analytical Psychology.

~ Fred Borchardt, Jungian analyst, Cape Town        

Die Zebravis, ‘n poëtiese binnereis, is die verhaal van my stryd om betekenis te vind in ‘n gebroke, mitelose samelewing en het manifesteer oor ‘n periode van 15 jaar. 

Teen 2000 het ek begin om dieselfde beelde wat ek geskilder het, te ontwikkel en versterk met behulp van poësie. Algaande het dit egter ‘n eie koers gekies.



For more information, please visit my creative website at www.wilnavanderwalt.co.za