The 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.