Naturism and Psychotherapy – Nude Psychology
I have decided to check out my blog posts to see which posts seem to connect most with my readers. Of course, with that data, there really isn’t a lot that can be said in objective terms, but perhaps there is something there in subjective terms which I need to consider as the author of these posts.
Here are the posts in descending order of “deliberate” viewing. By deliberate, the readers have clicked on the link for a particular post. Of course others have read these posts by virtue of simply visiting the home page and reading. Objectively, there is no way to know how many people have actually seen and/or read these posts. With deliberate clicking on these posts, I get a small overview and it will be this overview with which I will then wonder out loud.
- A Naturist’s Bucket List – 1,210 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/28/a-naturists-bucket-list/
- Naturism, Men and Women: An Imbalance – 397 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/10/naturism-men-and-women-an-imbalance/
- Being Brave and Being Naked – 385 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/06/18/being-brave-and-being-naked/
- Reasons for Being a Naturist: Part 2 – 350 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/12/reasons-for-being-a-naturist-part-2/
- Therapy, Nudity and Joy – 283 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/07/14/therapy-nudity-and-joy/
- Nudity and Sexuality – 228 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/01/23/nudity-and-sexuality/
- Re-Approaching Nude Psychotherapy – 220 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/01/16/re-approaching-nude-psychotherapy/
- Reasons for Being a Naturist: Part 1 – 190 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/11/reasons-for-being-a-naturist-part-1/
- Nudity as Deviance – 170 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/16/nudity-as-deviance/
- Nudity and the Roots of Compulsion – 144 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/06/01/nudity-and-the-roots-of-compulsion/
- Going Natural and Healing the Soul – 137 views http://rglongpre.ca/naturistlens/2013/08/05/going-natural-and-healing-the-soul/
I decided to stop here. I will add that thirteen posts have had ten or less readers. Does this mean that I didn’t write as well or that I wrote about things which people would not find interesting? For the most part, it is about this site becoming more and more known. The poor reading results are for the most part, posts early in this site’s history. The most popular posts are for the most part, posts of more recent history. To put it all into perspective, this blog site is not really all that old and it hasn’t had a lot of visitors – about 50,000 visits in all.
My other (main) blog site is called Through a Jungian Lens, a site that has been in place for a number of years and has recently surpassed 200,000 visits. Just for a comparison, I will indicate the top posts at that site:
- The Hero Task – 3,158 views http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/2010/12/23/the-hero-task/
- Working on Relationships – 2.039 views http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/2011/11/05/working-on-relationship-one-touch-and-one-thought-at-a-time/
- Eros and Kronos – Deadly Dancing – 2001 views http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/2011/11/18/eros-and-kronos-deadly-dancing/
- I-thou and I-it Relationships – 1,699 views http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/2010/05/30/i-thou-and-i-it-relationships/
- Quest for a God – 1,548 views http://rglongpre.ca/jungianlens/2010/12/20/468-revision-5/
So what am I learning? Well, when all is said and done – not much. It does seem, however, that the idea of nudity and therapy in combination has struck an interest that I wasn’t expecting. For me, that is good news as I have been continuing with research in this area and have been engaged in some dialogue (face-to-face) with naturists about the possibilities. Beyond any question of a doubt, if there is to be a blend of naturism and therapy, it would have to take place on a naturist venue simply to avoid run-ins with the profession and the law. However, the greatest obstacle would be that I don’t have the will or energy to engage in this as a modern pioneer given that I am officially “old” in just a number of months.
With regards to my discussions, all agreed that nudism and psychotherapy would work on all issues that touch on body-image. There was some thought that perhaps it would also be helpful for any issue of self-identity. But beyond that, they simply didn’t know, mostly because they weren’t trained psychotherapists.
With that said, it’s time to ask your opinion – “Is Nudity as part of a psychotherapy process, acceptable? Would you engage in therapy where you would be naked? Should such therapy be confined to a nudist camp?” I will be listening very carefully for your opinions.
Posted on September 3, 2013, in Jungian Psychology and tagged authenticity, collective unconscious, consciousness, depth psychology, fear, Jungian Psychology, masculine psychology, naked, Naturism, nude, nudism, psyche, relationships, self, shadow. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.