Ole  Vedfelt Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Ole Vedfelt

Integrative psychotherapist, Jungian analyst
Vedfelt Institute

M.A. in the health sciences. Certified Jungian analyst, gestalt therapist, body-psychotherapist, meditation teacher. Supervisor and lecturer at the Advanced Training in Psychotherapy, Danish Psych. Association. Leader of the Vedfelt Institute for Integrated Psychotherapy. 45 years of professional experience with psychotherapy and dreamwork in a great variety of contexts. Internationally recognized for books on male/female personality development, dreams, Consciousness, Unconscious Intelligence.


Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the rich diversity of the human mind. At school, I did well in my science classes, yet my primary interest was literature and knowledge about human beings - and I loved writing. As a youth, I got an education in the health sciences and became a dentist while simultaneously keeping my creative expressiveness alive through drawing, painting and playing jazz. And my interest in literature, philosophy and psychology grew.

In 1968, I started training in Jungian analysis and received first-hand insight into the unconscious dynamics of the mind and the meaningfulness of dreams. I was certified as a Jungian analyst, started my own therapeutic practice in 1977 and cofounded the Jung Institute in Copenhagen not long after. I soon completed supplemental training in Gestalt and art therapies, psychodrama, body-psychotherapy and mediation, and I also began to work with smaller groups. My activities quickly expanded into psychotherapy, psychological counselling, and psychiatry, extending to almost all ages with a broad variety of issues. I also wrote articles and books, and lectured to more lay audiences. In all these contexts, I received valuable feedback.

The overriding themes throughout have been masculine and feminine development, the multiple forms of consciousness, the unconscious as an intelligent system and - not in the least - dreams as meaningful expressions of unconscious creativity and self-organization. The deeper I worked into this material, the closer I came to an integrative model which can be best described with the aid of a theory of complexity that views the mind as a cybernetic network with multiple levels and diverse, parallel subsystems at work. In my latest book, A Guide to the World of Dreams – an integrative approach to dreamwork, I have employed this theory to unify a vast field of humanistic and scientific knowledge into a comprehensive presentation of dreams and also a model for their practical utilization on multiple levels and in diverse contexts. Below, is a more detailed description of my professional curriculum and, under Books, a description of the themes and developments of my written work.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    M.A. in the Health Sciences. Certified in Jungian psychotherapy and psychology. Member of the International Association for Analytical (Jungian) Psychology. Member of Danish Society for Analytical Psychology. Psychotherapeutic practice since 1977.
    1980 - Cofounder, training analyst and, in periods, chair of the C.G. Jung-Institute of Copenhagen. Certified in Gestalt therapy in 1982. Certified in Jungian Psychodrama, 1988. Trainer and supervisor for the Institute for Gestalt therapy of Copenhagen 1987-2000. Four years of training and certification in Biosynthesis) Body-psychotherapy with David Boadella, London and Zürich 1989-1993.   Member of the Editorial Board for Energy and Character, the Journal of Biosynthesis, 1995- 2005. Training in meditation and mindfulness, 1986-1999. Teacher in meditation and mindfulness in various contexts. Teaching and supervising psychiatrists and psychotherapist in Swedish youth psychiatry 2005-2017. Teacher at Symbolon, Institute for Symbol Therapy, Sweden, 1990-2013. Teacher and supervisor for the Danish psychological Association 1989 until today.
    Founder of the Vedfelt Institute for Cybernetic Psychology and Integrated Psychotherapy with my wife, Lene Vedfelt, and associated teachers, 1996 until today. At the institute, we integrate our experience with the analytical schools, experiential psychotherapy, cognitive psychotherapy, meditation/mindfulness. The overall paradigm is a cybernetic network theory. The Vedfelt Institute has psychotherapeutic training program, certified according to standards of the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs Danish association for psychotherapy. All the above mentioned positions includes dreamwork. I give international training, lectures and workshops.



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 Featured Title - A Guide to the World of Dreams - 1st Edition book cover


XX International Congress for Analytical Psychology - To be published 2017

Psychosis as a Means to Individuation

Published: May 23, 2017 by XX International Congress for Analytical Psychology - To be published 2017
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

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Copenhagen 2013

The phenomenology of the Spirit in Childhood Memories – an investigation of earl

Published: Aug 01, 2014 by Copenhagen 2013
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

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Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche

Cultivating Feelings through Working with Dreams

Published: Feb 01, 2013 by Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

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Psyke & Logos

Dreams and Theory of science

Published: Oct 15, 2008 by Psyke & Logos
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

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Symbol, analyses, reality (Symbol, analyse, virkelighed. Danish publication)

From Jung to cybernetic psychology

Published: Oct 01, 2001 by Symbol, analyses, reality (Symbol, analyse, virkelighed. Danish publication)
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

Jung belongs without doubt among the very greatest pioneers of modern psychotherapy. I have in many connections described in detail valuable and inspiring aspects of his theories and methods . However, as a pioneer and a child of his time, Jung had limitations. In this present article, I will describe how I have moved from Jungian practice and theory to create my own cybernetic and information theory psychology

Cambridge 2001

Dreams – Working attiudes. Multidimensional Dream Understanding and Bodily Assoc

Published: Aug 24, 2001 by Cambridge 2001
Authors: Ole Vedfelt

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Your Guide to the World of Dreams

Published: Mar 18, 2013

A lecture about the ten core qualities of dreams that are further developed in my book: A Guide to the World of Dreams - An Integrative Approach to Dreamwork Forum for existential psychology - University of Copenhagen English subtitles (Danish language)