Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW

Jungian Analysis / Analytical Psychology

The goal in Analytical Psychology is for you to learn to integrate the information from body, brain, mind and spirit so that you can live as a whole person. Together we pay close attention to your physical, mental, and emotional experience to create harmony.

Harmony among body, brain, mind, and spirit creates your experience of physical health, emotional satisfaction, centeredness, accomplishment, direction, peace, and meaning in life.  Disharmony among the body, brain, mind, and spirit causes you to feel physical distress, mental turmoil, and the emotions of fear, powerlessness, anger, guilt, and shame.

In the course of analytical treatment, you can:

  • deconstruct old hang-ups and barriers
  • learn to recognize and follow the flow of your energy and interest
  • develop a better relationship to yourself and to your environment
  • integrate more of your potential as conscious resources and skills
  • gain a fuller sense of self
  • discover the authentic source of your inner guidance

In Analytical Psychology we work together to sharpen your awareness so that you can understand what your experience is trying totell you about your life. By paying careful attention to your bodily symptoms, dreams, thoughts, and your relationships we discern what suits you and what does not suit you. In this way we discover together what would bring your conscious life more into harmony with your essential being.

Since graduating in 1987 from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Boris has practiced Analytical Psychology in Milwaukee, Pewaukee/Ommani, and Madison. At the Jung Institute he continues to serve in various capacities where he regularly teaches and supervises analysts-in-training.  Before entering Jungian training, Boris earned a PhD in German Literature.  He has translated several books in Jungian psychology from German into English.

You can learn more about Boris at BorisMatthews.com or to make an appointment with Boris call our scheduling desk at 262.695.5311.  If you have specific questions relating to Boris’ services please feel free to email us at ommani@ommanicenter.com

Boris’ Blog

Willfulness and Greed vs Mother Nature

Guess who’s going to win? It’s Mother Nature every time. Two traditional stories—“fairy tales,” Märchen (in German) – tell the fate of human greed and willfulness. One, Frau Holle, I will discuss this month. I will take up the other, The Fisherman and his Wife, in August. Both tales teach the same lesson: given half […]

Peace Treaty

  When committed friends or couples fight, there are two things going on simultaneously with each partner. They have a valid concern or need that they are trying to get across and their concern is often distorted by old emotional allergies and projections that the other person is wrong and therefore at fault. Most of […]

Finding Your Purpose in Life

In the April 2018 blog I wrote about the “soul’s code,” a term popularized by James Hillman in his book by that name. As I wrote there, “Essentially it’s the idea that we grow down into this world from a spiritual dimension, and that gradually we discover—if we are blessed and have good-enough mentors along the way—what […]