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

Companions for the Journey IV

From time to time I discover a book that helps orient me in the turbulent times in which we live. Recently, a friend gave me Soul Food: Stories to Nourish the Spirit & the Heart, by Jack Kornfield and Christina Feldman (1). The authors have collected stories from a wide variety of sources: Taoist, Buddhist, […]

Emotional Responsibility

In his Emotional Intelligence (1995) and Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998), Daniel Goleman focused our attention on the profound role that emotions play in our personal, work, and social lives. His presentation is well grounded in neurology and richly illustrated with vivid examples of emotions running riot; as well as calm and calming responses to […]

Return of the Light

Several years ago the husband of a friend had a life-saving experience of light. During a psychotic episode due to a severe infection he felt he was in a pitch black space. In the distance he could see a point of light. He knew that he would survive if he could keep the point of […]