1st Edition

Unconscious Intelligence in Cybernetic Psychology

Edited By Torben Hansen, Henrik Hass Copyright 2024
    266 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    266 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This important book examines how the growing field of cybernetic psychology - the study of the creative complexity of the mind - can be applied to a range of different realms, tapping into the unconscious potential within us all.

    Cybernetic psychology integrates theories from various schools of thought, bringing them together in one unified theory. First developed and described by Danish author and psychotherapist Ole Vedfelt. It can be used in therapeutic practice, in relation to learning and pedagogics, and as a tool for better leadership. The 15 chapters within this volume apply the theory to these as well as other areas, including ecology, creativity, mindfulness and scientific enquiry itself.

    Insightful and wide-ranging, the book will appeal to psychotherapists and those working within mental health, as well as students and researchers across Education, Psychology and beyond.


    1. The Necessary Complexity- Key elements of cybernetic psychology

    Henrik Hass

    2. Academic through the Lens of Cybernetic Psychology

    Anne Maj Nielsen

    3. Cybernetic Psychology and Systemic Coaching

    Mikkel Anthonisen

    4. Three Dilemmas in Dreamwork

    Anders Vogt

    5. The Narcissitic Wound- theoretical and therapeutic approaches

    Solveig Thorborg

    6. Mindfulness and Cybernetic Psychology

    Torben Hansen

    7. Creativity, Life and Art in Cybernetic Psychology and Integrated Psychotherapy

    Anne Hjort

    8. The Cybernetic of Anxiety

    Britta Karlshøj

    9. Integration- On Integrrating Methods in Psychotherapeutic Practice

    Henriette Løvdal

    10. The Cybernetic Psychology's View of Nature

    Dorte Mikuta

    11. Algorithms of the Heart- A Fugue about Consciousness

    Lisa Carew Dahlager

    12. Calls from the Unconscious- Listen to the inner wisdom

    Maria F. Sejersen

    13. Shame- when something crucial is at stake

    Lone Nissen

    14. Complexity, learning and music therapy, Cybernetic psychology as a tool for understanding the therapist student's learning processes

    Charlotte Lindvang

    15. The Ecological Niche- in Cybernetic Psychology and Therapy

    Christian Uhrskov


    Torben Hansen is Head of Education at The Vedfelt Institute, Copenahgen. He is a psychotherapist MPF supervisor. He is editor of and contributor to Potentials of the Unconscious - Cybernetic Psychology in Practice and, furthermore, co-author with Henrik Hass of Cybernetic Psychology - Unconscious Intelligence in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life.

    Henrik Hass is a psychotherapist and supervisor at The Vedfelt Insitute Copenhagen. He is the author of Numen and co-author with Torben Hansen of Cybernetic Psychology - Unconscious Intelligence in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life and has contributed an article in "Potentials of the Unconscious".

    "It's inspiring to read Unconscious Intelligence in Cybernetic Psychology. The content opens the interface between my consciousness and the unconscious intelligence and makes me see the world in new ways. It is an experience I can highly recommend."

    Ole Vedfelt, Author and founder of Cybernetic Psychology

    "Unconscious Intelligence in Cybernetic Psychology [...] gives a good overall view to the wide versatility of the Jungian-inspired Cybernetic psychology. I feel animated to inner and outer dialogue. And that is probably one of the best quality marks you can give a book."

    Misser Berg, President, International Association for Analytical Psychology