WHO WE ARE

Integral Self-Discovery® provides online workshops as well as individual sessions. Wes Ettinger (MA) has been studying the work of Carl Jung for almost two decades, and has been developing a unique approach to self-discovery through the Jungian personality archetypes for several years. The ISD online course is a highly transformative and safe environment to gain insight into the nuances of the human psyche, and to become aware of how these manifest uniquely in each of us. This work has already helped participants in the process of personal integration, and has been created for individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds. Browse our site to learn more, and get in touch if you have any questions.

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FAQ

HOW DOES ISD WORK?

Integral Self-Discovery® is offered through online workshops and individual sessions.

  1. Sessions are available on a case-by-case basis, following a free 30-minute intake and interview. If it’s a good fit, sessions are provided in one of two formats: 1) short-term, solutions-oriented life coaching, and 2) long-term personal growth work.

  2. Workshops delve into the archetypal aspects of the psyche with the goal of fostering self-awareness, internal resiliency, self-acceptance, authenticity, and connection to purpose. The group setting maximizes experiential aspects of ISD, and is recommended for most incoming students.

WHAT ARE THE 13 PERSONALITY ARCHETYPES?

Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes covers an enormous range of themes, imagery, and recurring characters throughout history, and the thirteen primary personality archetypes are a subset that make up the core framework of the human psyche.

 

They include:

The Innocent, The Sage, The Warrior, The Realist/Orphan, The Magician, The Creator, The Rebel/Destroyer, The Ruler, The Lover, The Jester, The Explorer, The Caregiver, and The Seeker

WHY WORK WITH THE ARCHETYPES?

Though these will manifest and express themselves differently in each of us, they have reliable, identifiable characteristics that allow us to understand our interior worlds with much more clarity and nuance. Things like competing internal motives and narratives, consistent emotional triggers, and feelings of being blocked, scattered, alienated from oneself, ungrounded, captive to overwhelming emotions, and disempowered are all addressed profoundly by working with these thirteen aspects of the personality.

Archetypal work is also ideal for clarifying life direction, purpose, and overall goals, leveraging one's unique strengths more effectively, or simply to bring more joy and fulfillment into your life.

Head to the "Book Online" page to learn more about workshops and individual sessions!

WHAT DOES ISD’S ARCHETYPAL WORK ENTAIL?

There are five core tools that Integral Self-Discovery uses:

  1. Witness Space – defining a neutral space we can inhabit while exploring the archetypes

  2. Internal Advocacy – discovering aspects of ourselves that can hold space for the others

  3. Archetypal Pairings – pairing the archetypes in order for them to learn from one another

  4. Personality Integration – integrating the archetypal aspects of ourselves over time

  5. Internal Teambuilding – optimizing the role of each archetype in the psyche

 

SUGGESTED READING

Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives, Jean Shinoda Bolen

The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell

Ego and Archetype, Edward S. Edinger

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, C.G. Jung

Four Archetypes: Mother/Rebirth/Spirit/Trickster, C.G. Jung

Synchronicity, C.G. Jung

Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life, Gregg Levoy

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine, Robert Moore & Douglas Gillette

Archetypes: Who Are You?, Caroline Myss

Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World, Carol S. Pearson

The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By, Carol S. Pearson

Archetypes Made Easy: Transform Your Beliefs, Empower Your Life, Live Your Truth, Barbara Stone-Andrews

The Goddess Within: A Guide to the Eternal Myths That Shape Women's Lives, Jennifer Barker Woolger