About me

My therapeutic approach is informed by my background in philosophy. After completing my Master degree at Roskilde University in 2014, I have been traveling in Central America to work with ceremonial cacao; a journey which led me deep into the jungle of Guatemala to study Mayan ethnobotany, and also high up on a mountain top in Peru. Coming home from these transformative journeys I began training as a therapist at the Jung Institute in Copenhagen.

Here I have been active the last few years attending courses, writing papers, going to therapy myself, and arranging study groups. On the side I still work with cacao and frequently facilitate ceremonies informed by my Jungian outlook.

Alongside these ventures, I have been engaged in Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practice for more than a decade. From 2010 onwards, I have been attending teachings, retreats, and several long-term courses within this lineage, including teachings by H.H. Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, and a month-long Lam-Rim course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

These different threads of philosophy, shamanism, and Buddhism have been tied together for me by the work of C.G. Jung and more generally what is known as “depth psychology”.

More recently I have been inspired by Henry Corbin, the french “philosopher of the soul” and James Hillman, founder of the so-called "Archetypal Psychology". What these two prolific writers shared was above all high a regard for the active imagination, a practice you can read more about here.

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