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Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Using Archetypes to Expand the Concept of “Self”

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, MCC (USA)

Pad (UK)


Your catalysts

Your Catalysts

Marcia Reynolds, MCC

Pad

Based in London

Author of ‘Team Me’

Executive Coach

Focussed on Performance Improvement

  • Former President of ICF Global

  • Author of Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman

  • Executive Coach

  • Expertise on the Brain


Intention and objectives

Intention and Objectives

  • Provide you with an experiential understanding of archetypes.

  • Provide you with different models to help you and your clients access the potential these archetypes make available.

  • Demonstrate coaching techniques and exercises associated with archetypes that will help clients create new awareness to expand their self-concept and behaviors.


What are archetypes

What are Archetypes?

?

?

Characters

Psychological

structures

Roles

Classic concepts

Mental models

Energies

SYMBOLS

Spiritual

Personalities

Principles


What are archetypes1

THEY’RE DEEP

THEY’RE EVERYWHERE

What are Archetypes?

  • Unconscious – accessed through metaphors, myths, and association

  • Universal – recognised in every race, culture, creed, language and geographical location… throughout history.


Where do archetypes operate

Where do Archetypes Operate?

Spirituality

Identity

Beliefs

Capabilities

Behaviours

Environment

LOGICAL LEVELS


Archetypes through time

Archetypes through Time

...and how many archetypes are there anyway?

Jung &

Freud

4+

Philo

of Alexandria

Plato’s ‘ideas’

4 x2

The Hero's

Journey

Joseph Campbell

9

12

Susan Rhodes

Robert Moore +

Douglas Gillette

Carol S. Pearson

49

125

Caroline Myss


The six team me archetypes

The Six ‘Team Me’ Archetypes

Sage

Sovereign

Warrior

Lover

Mystic

Jester


Your personal archetype profile

Your Personal Archetype Profile


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Are you

adept at adaptation

?


Finding a new approach

Finding a new approach

  • The key is having FLEXIBILITY

    • The player with the greatest flexibility controls the system (tennis, chess… children!)

  • Knowing HOW to be flexible…

    • Being practiced and ‘adept at adaptation’


The shadow side

Shadow

The Shadow Side


Archetypal shadows

Archetypal ‘Shadows’

Often occurs when personal needs are not being met.

Overheated

Archetype

Balanced

Often occurs after a significant failure - having given it their best shot and still failing.

Frozen


Warrior

Warrior

Hostile, compulsive, volatile, impatient, abusive, defiant, inflexible, can’t stand losing. Hates to see weakness in others, creates strife, loves to fight and cause pain. Makes mountains from mole-hills. Obsessive doer.

Overheated

(Savage)

Courageous, action-orientated, confident, competitive, enforces boundaries, finishes the job, direct, determined, disciplined, loyal, dependable. Faces and pushes through pain.

Balanced

Gives way under pressure, avoids pain and conflict, sloppy, can’t say ‘no’, can’t finish tasks. Ineffective. Inactive.

Frozen (Victim)


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Burning Questions?


My archetype journey

My Archetype Journey


When we ask who am i

When We Ask “Who Am I?”

Can I be accepted as I am?

Do I have what it takes to be a leader?

What is power and how can I use it?


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

How will I know what I am meant to do as my purpose on this planet?

When We Ask “Who Am I?”


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Many of the answers are in the journey…


How i act reflects who i think i am

How I Act Reflects Who I Think I Am

If Who I Think I Am Changes,

So Will My Behavior


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Free Your Self

Cultivating Your Selves Concept

You can choose your patterns of behavior instead of acting by habit, and still be authentically you.


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Exercise: Who are you?


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Choose 3 - 5 of your current patterns.


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

What Is Suppressed and

Longs to Be Free?

Add 1 -2 more archetypes that want to be heard.


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Choose Your Board of Directors


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Choose Your Board of Directors

  • Work in pairs to explore a current scenario where you might try out a new archetype to help resolve the situation.


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Define Your Sense of Purpose

  • Looking at your archetypes, what do they tell you about your sense of purpose or calling?


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Four Types of Purpose Statements

  • 1. Focused on creating or making something happen for the greater good.

  • 2. Focused on creating or making something happen for self-expression or self-discovery.

  • 3. Focused on assisting others to realize potential or make a difference.

  • 4. Focused on changing what is not working now.


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Four Types of Purpose Statements

  • 1. Focused on creating or making something happen for the greater good.

PioneerQueen/KingRevolutionary

VisionaryMagicianCollaborator

LoverIdealistJester


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Four Types of Purpose Statements

  • 2. Focused on creating or making something happen for self-expression or self-discovery.

WandererHero/HeroineAdventurer

SeekerSuperstarRuler

DetectiveArtistGambler


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Four Types of Purpose Statements

  • 3. Focused on assisting others to realize potential or make a difference.

StorytellerCaregiverInspirer

HealerMentorConnector

CompanionNurturerMother/Father


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Four Types of Purpose Statements

  • 4. Focused on changing what is not working now.

WarriorRebelAdvocate

FixerEntertainerThinker

MartyrTeacherScholar


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Define Your Sense of Purpose

  • Which archetypes have inspired your actions at the most significant moments of your life? Which archetype wants to be heard the most right now?

  • Place this archetype in the center position for now.


Demonstration

Pad

DEMONSTRATION


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Sage

Lover

Sovereign

Commanding

Responsible

Just & fair

Establishes boundaries

Loves order, peace, prosperity

Wise, learned, discerning perceptive

Rational, logical and reasonable

Values people & relationships. Empathetic.

Seeks harmony. Playful, Spontaneous

Expressive.

Warrior

Jester

Mystic

Mission focused

Enforces boundaries, finishes the job.

Direct, determined & disciplined. Loyal & dependable.

Transforms things. Has faith: brings hope. Creative & charismatic. Delights in mystery

Intuitive and prescience.

Entertains

Brings humour, laughter, joy & colour Makes light of things - finds the funny side.


Become something more

Become Something More

  • 5-minute vision

  • Choose your keyword

  • Celebrate your successes

WhoWhatHowFeelings


Using archetypes to expand the concept of self marcia reynolds psyd mcc usa pad uk

Burning Questions?


Further resources

Further Resources

Marcia Reynolds

Pad

www.team-me.biz

Paperback

CD

& MP3

  • www.OutsmartYourBrain.com

  • Blogger for Psychology Today

  • Blogger for Huffington Post

  • www.WanderWomanBook.com


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