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#JungianBitsofInformation

By Nicholas Toko
A blog, podcast, personal and workplace transformation service dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace.

Credits to my friends, Carolyn Dhanraj and Rachna Kalia, for their support, encouragement of, and enthusiasm for, my ideas and the creation of #JungianBitsofInformation blog and podcast.

What's it like to train as an Analyst? A Black, African Perspective
What's it like to train as an Analyst? A Black, African Perspective Welcome to the latest #JungianBitsofInformation podcast. I'm Nicholas Toko. Host and author of #JungianBitsofInformation; a blog, podcast and individual and workplace transformation service dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace.  In the latest podcast, I explore some of the challenges of training in psychotherapy or psychoanalysis as a black man. My guest is Rotimi Akinsete. Rotimi is a therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor with extensive experience in community and NHS counselling services in the United Kingdom. He is part of the Leadership Team of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and the founder and director of 'Black Men on the Couch', a special interest project focussing on psychotherapy and identity politics of African and Caribbean men and boys. He has held leadership roles in the wellbeing area at several universities and has worked as an independent facilitator, trainer and advisor on various transformational leadership programmes in the UK and overseas. Rotimi is an author too. He is the author of 'This Book Could Help: The Men’s Headspace Manual' and is currently the Director of Student Welfare and Support Services at the University of Oxford. Rotimi is a highly-respected counselling practitioner in his own right and I’m really pleased to have him on the podcast as we explore psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training from our perspectives as black, African men who both grew up in the UK. For more information about BAATN check out their website at www.baatn.org.uk. BAATN is a support network for qualified and training psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. If you are of Black and/or Asian descent and would like to expand your network with like-minded people, people of African descent or for advice, guidance or training, you'll find some great connections and resources at BAATN. And check out Rotimi's book, This Book Could Help: The Men's Headspace Manual, it has some great practical tips for managing your mental health and well-being.   
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June 29, 2022
The Inferior Function - Extraverted Sensation vs Introverted Intuition
In the latest #JungianBitsofInformation podcast, I had a great chat with Sonia Ouertani-Starkey https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniaouertani/  Our friendship, in Jungian terms, is a psychological tension - I have a preference for Extraverted Sensing and Sonia has a preference for Introverted Intuition. According to analytical psychology, we hold the 'Inferior Function' for each other so I thought it would be interesting to explore our inferior functions through dialogue with each other.  Sonia is a communication all-rounder and passionate with a fascination for Jungian psychology and themes like free will and destiny, paradoxes, complexity, dynamics between the individual and collective psyches, and transitions in transformation. French and Tunisian, she lived a major shift when the 'Revolution' in Tunisia triggered her own. 10 years of professional circumambulation documenting her path and a semi burnout later, a second energetic shift resulted in 2021. She surrendered to the emergence of an internal agenda waiting for its time through a solo incubation and a tridimensionnel approach where personal, professional and academic are addressed as complementary and echoing each other. Catching up with a decade of collating ideas, diving deep within to face certain truths in an attempt to translate them into more linear terms, she started letting her guiding principles become her specialism, imprinting them in her overarching concept. She realised that she hadn't been chasing her dreams but rather they chased her as she was on her initiation path. Now, Sonia is a researcher in progress and the founder of SOS FROM WITHIN Ltd /All•One Within, working to bring together the depth to the surface and at meta level in communications, along with the role comms could play to help organisations contribute to building deeper collective sense of harmony and unity. A fascinating conversation with overtones of extraverted sensing and introverted intuition. 
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May 02, 2022
The Feeling Function with Doris Fullgrabe
Welcome to the #JungianBitsofInformation blogcast. I’m Nicholas Toko, the host and author of #JungianBitsofInformation - a blog, blogcast and individual and workplace transformation service dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace. I’m also a freelance Organisational Effectiveness Consultant and a training as a Jungian Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology based in Zurich, Switzerland where I also live. Joining me today on the blogcast is Doris Fullgrabe. Doris is a Relationship Coach who helps couples communicate better and feel more connected using personality type insights. Her “Love Profiles” report compares both partners’ types side by side, and explains practical strategies how to bridge relationship differences. To download a sample report, visit yourloveprofiles.com. I met at a typology conference earlier this year run by the British Association of Psychological Type of which I am a co-opted board member. We were in a break out room discussing typology and I was really struck by Doris [perhaps her Feeling Function!] and I immediately knew that I wanted to talk to her about the Feeling Function so I’m really excited to have her on the blogcast. In this blogcast we explore the Feeling Function - one of the four main functions of the Psyche including Sensation Intuition and Thinking - we explore the Feeling Function from a relationship perspective. If you're interested in Doris' work you can reach her yourloveprofiles.com or check out her online course Personality Type Self Discovery - Finding Your Best Fit Pattern at https://www.udemy.com/user/doris-fullgrabe/ It was a pleasure and honour to speak to Doris, I hope you enjoy listening to our chat. 
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October 28, 2021
Jungian Psychology: An Academic Perspective with Kevin Lu
Welcome to another edition of the #JungianBitsofInformation blogcast. My name is Nicholas Toko and I am the host and author of #JungianBitsofInformation, a blog, blogcast, individual and workplace transformation service dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace. Through my blog I explore Jungian or Analytical Psychology ideas and concepts for both clinical and non-clinical audience using workplace issues and challenges to amplify Jungian ideas and concepts particularly for non clinical audiences. I am also a freelance Organisational Effectiveness Consultant and a training Jungian Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology also known as ISAP based in Zurich, Switzerland. About Kevin Lu Joining me today on the podcast is Kevin Lu. Kevin has a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Toronto; MA from Heythrop College, University of London and PhD from the University of Essex. He is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. His publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, Arnold J. Toynbee’s use of analytical psychology, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, sibling relationships in the Chinese/Vietnamese diaspora, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film. His article on racial hybridity was awarded the Scholarship Award for best paper published in the International Journal of Jungian Studies in 2019. MA Jungian and post Jungian Studies I completed my MA in Jungian and post Jungian Studies at Essex. Kevin is my former course lectures so I’m very excited and hugely honoured to have him on the podcast. We explore Jungian or Analytical Psychology from a scholarly or academic perspective. What do we mean by Jungian and post-Jungian Studies? Why study Jungian and post Jungian Studies? What can you learn from the MA? What interests us about Jungian Psychology? Join us as we explore this fascinating psychology from an academic perspective. Are you interested in finding out more about the MA course? Feel free to contact Kevin Lu at klu@essex.ac.uk Link to the University of Essex, MA Jungian and post Jungian Studies https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/pg00647/1/ma-jungian-and-post-jungian-studies Kevin Lu's webpage https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/lukev85101/kevin-lu
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October 22, 2021
The Unconscious in the Workplace with Dario Nardi [Part II]
Joining me on #JungianBitsofInformation blogcast is Dario Nardi PhD. Dario is an international author, researcher, and speaker in neuroscience, personality, education, games, AI, and body-mind practices. He taught at UCLA for 17 years and won their Teacher of the Year award in 2011. People know him for “Neuroscience of Personality”, “8 Keys to Self-Leadership”, “Jung on Yoga”, and other books. I was very excited and hugely honoured to have Dario on the blogcast.  We explored the unconscious in the workplace, in particular, we explored the question: The Unconscious versus Artificial Intelligence [AI] - who would win the race? We were inspired in our reflections on this question by George Lucas' Electronic Labyrinth THX1138 4EB, a 1971 American social science fiction film directed by Lucas in his first feature film directorial debut. THX1138 is set in a dystopian future in which humans [representing the Unconscious] are controlled through android police [representing AI] and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotions [potential impact of AI on human behaviour]. THX 1138 was developed from Lucas's student film of the same name which he made in 1967 while attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Join us for a deeply informative and insightful discussion with Dario. 
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October 20, 2021
The Unconscious in the Workplace with Dario Nardi [Part I]
Joining me on #JungianBitsofInformation blogcast is Dario Nardi PhD. Dario is an international author, researcher, and speaker in neuroscience, personality, education, games, AI, and body-mind practices. He taught at UCLA for 17 years and won their Teacher of the Year award in 2011. People know him for “Neuroscience of Personality”, “8 Keys to Self-Leadership”, “Jung on Yoga”, and other books. I was very excited and hugely honoured to have Dario on the blogcast. We explored the unconscious in the workplace, in particular, we explored the question: The Unconscious versus Artificial Intelligence [AI] - who would win the race? We were inspired in our reflections on this question by George Lucas' Electronic Labyrinth THX1138 4EB, a 1971 American social science fiction film directed by Lucas in his first feature film directorial debut. THX1138 is set in a dystopian future in which humans [representing the Unconscious] are controlled through android police [representing AI] and mandatory use of drugs that suppress emotions [potential impact of AI on human behaviour]. THX 1138 was developed from Lucas's student film of the same name which he made in 1967 while attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Join us for a deeply informative and insightful discussion with Dario.  * Unfortunately, there is some noise in the background due to technical problems.  
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October 20, 2021
In Search Of....The Feeling Function with Douwe Dijksterhuis
Part of a new Blogcast series called 'In Search Of....', I explore the Feeling Function with Douwe Dijksterhuis; Douwe is an anthropologist, High School teacher and musician from Holland and is currently living in Trinidad and Tobago. Douwe is a self-confessed 'feeling type' so I thought he would be a perfect guest as we explore one of the Four Functions of the psyche; Feeling [Sensation, Intuition, Feeling, Thinking], how it expresses itself in his personal and work life, and the behavioural characteristics associated with the Feeling Function. When the Feeling Function is expressed 'outwardly' or extraverted, people who are predisposed to this type of consciousness are often the standard bearers of conventional values and harmonious relationships in the workplace. Join us as we explore the Feeling Function. 
01:13:36
July 04, 2021
The Unconscious
The Unconscious is an untapped potential source of personal transformation. It can help you to improve your resilience, better understand yourself and others, develop more effective personal and work-based relationships, find creative solutions to long standing problems, and a source of inspiration, knowledge and wisdom. All in all, it's a good thing to get your head around. In my latest blogcast, I talk little bit about the Unconscious. 
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May 14, 2021
The Persona and Personal Authenticity
*note there were some technical issues with the recording. You might hear a time lag between the speakers at two or more points during the podcast. It shouldn't stop you enjoying the podcast.  I'm joined by Anissa Oukhiar, host of Brown, Brainy and Beautiful podcast and an Organisation Design specialist. Anissa and I both share an interest in personal authenticity [and organisation design!] so I thought it would be great to have a conversation with her about what it means to be authentic. We explore authenticity from her personal perspective and mine from a Jungian perspective, sharing how my journey to authenticity emerged from a sudden collaboration of two psychological functions: Extraverted Sensation [my lead function] paired up with Introverted Intuition [my inferior and less developed function], their collaboration led me to an unexpected and transformative journey to Argentina, India and to train as a Jungian Analyst. Check out Anissa's podcast on Spotify where she is 'Keepin' it real' with inspirational conversations about topics that matter with people from different walks of life. 
01:43:43
March 28, 2021
The Lockdown and Me - the impact of the lockdown on my personality type
What has been the impact of the global lockdown on my preferred and lead function, Extraverted Sensation? The UK is currently under lockdown. We hope to emerge from the restrictions soon. The impact of the lockdown on my personality type has led to unexpected outcomes.  In this blogcast, I explore the impact of the lockdown on my preferred and lead function, Extraverted Sensation, one of the Eight Psychological Types in the Jungian Personality Model. The impact led me to launch #JungianBitsofInformation and to become a Covid19 Vaccinator. 
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March 14, 2021
The Feeling Function Part [2]
In Part 2 of the Feeling Function blogcast, I explain how the Feeling Function can resolve workplace conflict. I also explain what can organisations can do to introduce the Feeling Function in their workplace conflict resolution processes.  
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March 06, 2021
The Feeling Function, Part [1]
A description of the Feeling Function, and the behavioural characteristics associated with the function. Feeling is one of the four main functions of the Personality or Psyche and also includes Sensation, Intuition and Thinking. 
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March 06, 2021
The Launch of #JungianBitsofInformation
Hey everyone, and welcome to my new website www.nicholastoko.com where you will find my blog #JungianBitsofInformation; a blog dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace. I am really excited about my new venture which I hope has something for everyone, whether you are interested in Jungian Analytical Psychology, interested in better understanding your personality, perhaps you are looking to transform the culture of your workplace or business through people. Jungian Psychology gives you an x-ray vision into the psyche of the individual, both conscious and unconscious, to discover the seeds of your individual growth and potential. I appreciate Jungian ideas can be very complex to understand, therefore the aim of #JungianBitsofInformation is to distil or in social media terms "#hashtag" this vast body of information into "bits of information" so you don't have to.  
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January 30, 2021
The Feeling Function and Workplace Conflict
I am joined in the #JungianBitsofInformation Blogcast by Richard Owen, Business Psychologist, Career Transition Coach and Personality Assessment Specialist. We look at the Feeling Function, one of the four main mental processes of the Jungian theory of the Personality.  When the Feeling Function is outwardly expressed; it validates, affirms and relates to others and when inwardly expressed; it judges, appraises and establishes the value of others. But what happens when the Feeling Functon is undeveloped, untrained or repressed in the Personality?  The weakly developed Feeling Function manifests in the Personality of the individual as a repelling irritability - grumpy, picky and fault finding. These are some of the behaviours which propel workplace grievances to stratospheric and unresolvable levels.  Richard and I explore the Feeling function as a practical way for organisations to resolve conflict and to address discordant behaviours in the workplace. A harmonious workplace = productive and profitable company. #JungianBitsofInformation a blog dedicated to exploring the unconscious in the workplace, specifically, the dynamics between the individual psyche and the workplace. 
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January 26, 2021
Why listen to my blog? What's in it for you?
So why listen to #JungianBitsofInformation?
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January 26, 2021
What does #JungianBitsofInformation mean?
A little bit about what #JungianBitsofInformation means..
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January 26, 2021
What is Jungian Analytical Psychology?
A little bit about Jungian analytical psychology
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January 26, 2021
What topics are coming up in my blog?
What can you expect to hear from my blog? 
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January 26, 2021
Why I started #JungianBitsofInformation
A little bit about why I started #JungianBitsofInformation
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January 26, 2021
About #JungianBitsofInformation
A little bit about #JungianBitsofInformation
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January 26, 2021
About me and #JungianBitsofInformation
A little bit about me and #JungianBitsofInformation
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January 26, 2021