Maryam Ghouth

Storytelling and Shadow Work

What I Do

Storytelling

"The creative process must be explored... as the expression of the normal people in the act of actualizing themselves." Rollo May

Hugely influenced by Carl Jung, Rollo May, Otto Rank and Frederik Nietzsche, I combine the tenets of psychology with the big questions of philosophy, challenge social narratives, ponder existential unknowns and give voice to the raw emotions undulating the human condition. 

 

I take solace in inviting people into the uncomfortable corners of the mind and shedding light on some of the fears that govern our motivations as well as the social constructs and systems that rest upon them, from our personas to our hero-systems.

 

With a love for contemplative thinking and a burning need for creative expression, I share my ideas in the form of spoken word narratives in collaboration with musicians, artists and cinematographers to create immersive audio tracks, poetry films and experiential art, conjuring a meditative space for people to journey inward and connect with their truth. 

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Shadow Work

"Everyone carries a shadow and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.’’ Carl Jung

The “shadow” is a concept first coined by Carl Jung to describe aspects of the personality that we reject and repress into our unconscious psyches. It consists of a collection of impulses, desires and defensive urges that are hidden beneath our social personas, driving our behaviors behind the scene.

 

I assist people with psychoanalyzing and confronting these darker facets. Together, we figure out the cause and effect of their experiences and identify their self-deception tactics, triggers, wounds and defense mechanisms as well as their values, desires and higher purpose. 

My approach is descriptive rather than prescriptive. Instead of helping people heal or change, I help them learn who they are in order to cultivate a more truthful and integrated sense of self; and what they do with that self-knowledge, is up to them. 

 
 

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