psychology put simply is the psychology of the unconscious. Rather than
a source of ills, the unconscious is seen as having healing value. Our
view of depth psychology is that human beings continue to grow through
the examination of the unconscious. Wholeness and individuation are
sought in the path of the journey through the unconscious.
Centre for Depth Psychology Website
particular brand of homeopathy is called Depth Homeopathy which in a
nutshell is a form of classical homeopathy where one individualized
remedy is prescribed at a time. Depth refers to the need to journey
deep into the patient’s nature, in order to see what remedy they need
to fully address their main complaints. Depth Homeopathy is essentially
based on the work of Dr. Rajan Sankaran (India), Dr. Jan Scholten
(Netherlands) and others using the “The Sensation Method” and Group
I see similarities between Depth Homeopathy, Depth Ecology, and Depth Psychology.
Ecology was a phrase coined by the Norwegian ecologist Arne Naess in
the 1970s. Basically it protested against the ‘instrumental values’
assigned to the environment just as a resource to humankind. Instead it
calls for the right of existence of all species just for their own
sake, whether or not they are useful to humans. Thus all forms of life
are looked at with more sanctity and meaning.
Psychology is derived from the work of James Hillman (The Soul’s Code)
and Thomas Moore (The Care of the Soul). They look for the richness and
deeper meaning in the actions and inactions of people. They look beyond
inheritance (genetics) and environment as the primary or only
determiners of the welfare of the mind. Instead they draw on old
knowledge handed down over the centuries which says that there is a
kind of guardian angel/daemon/ or soul that when accessed or listened
to, provides us with meaningful purpose and direction in life.
Depth Homeopathy that same inner force – called the ‘Vital Force’ is
recognized as a possible daemon or angel in our lives – guiding or
sabotaging. The first requirement is to find it and acknowledge it.
Then we can begin to address those issues by prescribing a remedy that
matches its energy. Like cures like. Imagine a wave at sea. If the same
size (height) wave crest is juxtaposed with the same size (depth) wave
trough – the trough and the crest will cancel each other out and we
will be left with a calm sea!