“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
About Elizabeth Lockwood
One of only a handful of therapists trained in Jungian analysis at the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich; and the only Jungian analyst in the Fort Worth area, Elizabeth Lockwood can help you find the complete and authentic life you’re craving. She travels with you as you explore the parts of your life you’ve ignored so you can find balance and answer the question, “Why aren’t I happy?”
By setting out to create a more fulfilled and authentic life for herself, Elizabeth Lockwood found the tools and skills to help other to do the same.
After finishing college Elizabeth went to work in her father’s business. While the work was rewarding on a financial level, it didn’t provide her with a creative outlet or offer the strong connection to people she was craving. She felt unfulfilled and far from authentic.
Up to this point her experience with her chosen field of psychoanalysis dealt primarily with Freudian analysis. She felt Freud’s approach was lacking, especially when it came to dealing with women. Freud’s theories treated women as an afterthought. Her realization of this had Elizabeth ready to give up on psychology all together.
Then, a happy accident caused Elizabeth to pick up a book related to Carl Jung. Jung’s approach piqued her curiosity by exposing her to a form of analysis rarely used in this part of the country. After reading Jung’s autobiography, Elizabeth rediscovered her passion for psychology. She found an approach she could relate to, and the stimulation she needed to fulfill the empty parts of her life.
A Unique Set of Skills
In addition to being one of only a handful of Jungian analysts in the state of Texas, Elizabeth has a distinction very few Jungian analysts share: she was trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.
Her experience at the Jung Institute gave her unique insight and skills that she couldn’t acquire in this country. She was required to study in areas that were considered too difficult in the United States (i.e., The Association Experiment). As a means to understanding dreams and the unconscious, Elizabeth was required to study: art, religion, mythology, folklore, architecture, and world symbol systems*.
In addition to the studies you would expect, Elizabeth was required to undergo self-study in the form of analysis, a requirement unique to those trained at the Jung Institute. This form of self-study gave her insight into her own psyche, allowing her to remain objective and keep from inflicting any of her own personal issues on to her patients.
All of this extensive training and exploration took Elizabeth well beyond her comfort zone. Living in a foreign country as a resident, and not a tourist, forced her personality and spirit to “stretch” much further than if she had studied in the United States.
Shining a Light on the Answers You Already Have
Believe it or not, you already have the answers you’re looking for. Elizabeth’s (and Jung’s) approach helps you to see it. Akin to the old adage that if you give a man a fish he eats for a day, but teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime; Elizabeth understands that giving you the answers doesn’t help you in the long-term.
Instead, she guides you as you explore the unconscious and find the answers for yourself. By showing you how to delve into this part of your mind, Elizabeth doesn’t just solve your immediate crisis; she helps you fill the holes and find balance in your life so you can become a more fulfilled, authentic person.
* Jung started out using a system he invented called The Association Experiment, which was used to develop his Theory of Complexes. Many are familiar with the Meyers-Briggs type test which was derived from Jung’s intensive study of typology.