Category Archives: Personal Growth

Flourishing – Life’s Natural Throb of Ongoing Reconstitution | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Sylvia’s journey Her best and her worst, her life anchor and her desires are actually different facets of the same diamond. Turn it around – gaze upon each polished shimmering surface as it becomes the foreground – and you’ll see … Continue reading

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An Essay On Inner And Outer Transformation By Means Of A Different Way Of Making Decisions And Choices| Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Nowhere are we closer to the sublime secret of all origination than in the recognition of our own selves, whom we always think we know already. Yet we know the immensities of space better than we know our own depths, … Continue reading

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An Essay Concerning, “What Is Being Mindful In It’s Fullest Sense?”| Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

To be mindful suggests being a participant in a vast arena of mind where you are audience, actor, background chorus, producer, creative director, scriptwriter and stage manager in the drama of your own life. It is the play of you, … Continue reading

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An Essay Concerning Creating ~ Annihilating, Qualified by Devotion | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy … Continue reading

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An Essay on Withholding ~ Letting go and Releasing, Qualified by Cherishing Values | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Who I am, what I like, what I want, what I don’t want call to us – sometimes softly, sometimes loudly. These inner voices lie deeply within the lifestyles we have woven for ourselves. Here reside our guides; here are … Continue reading

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An Essay on Limits ~ Generosity, Qualified by Self-Care | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

I’ve always been generous – it’s the way I live so, don’t even talk to me about limits – that’s all about deprivation…I’ve had enough limits imposed on me in my life. Still do! But, what if both generosity and … Continue reading

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Introduction to Finding Well-Being in Body and Mind: Settling Down Your Body-In-Distress | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Finding Well-being in Body and Mind By Settling Your Body-In-Distress What you want: When your body is in distress. When you are consumed by negative emotions. When you are filled with tension. When your thoughts are chasing after and mirroring … Continue reading

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You Are Not A Burden! | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

You are not a burden! “What I want:” When you apologize, you are expressing both what you don’t want and what you want namely, I don’t want to feel bad; I want to be accepted and to feel like a … Continue reading

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What Happens In Analysis | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst |

What Happens in Analysis Nowhere are we closer to the sublime secret of all origination than in the recognition of our own selves, whom we always think we know already. Yet we know the immensities of space better than we … Continue reading

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The Conscious Mind | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst |

Consciousness “In interplay with the thalamus and brain stem, the cortex keeps us awake and helps select what we attend to. In interplay with the brain stem and thalamus, the cortex constructs the maps that become mind. In interplay with … Continue reading

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