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About Jung Platform

What is Jung Platform?

Jung Platform started with a night-time dream to create a solid space where quality depth psychological insights, spiritual wisdom and like-minded individuals meet.

Since 2011, Jung Platform has become a worldwide respected educational institute on Jungian psychology and other depth psychological perspectives. We have produced several hundred classes and courses, and have had participants from over 60 countries. Currently, an enthusiastic and dedicated team is playfully working to bring you great programs to support you on your own journey.

What is our purpose?

Jung Platform aims to provide you with quality depth psychological perspectives and tools that will help and enrich your own journey, and help you make a contribution to the world you live in.

We want to provide you with perspectives, tools and a platform where you can deepen your relationship to soul and spirit.

When we relate to and embody the Other World we live a more inspired, colorful and magical life. We are more in concurrence with the nature of our souls and with life itself. As a result, we feel more deeply integrated and woven into the fabric of our surroundings.

What we do

At Jung Platform, we are creating Jungian, depth psychological and spirituality related content by bringing together great teachers. We then develop programs which offer insights that are relevant for our world and which are accessible to a worldwide audience. We also provide temporary platforms of connection. These help participants and teachers to connect and engage, but also help course participants to connect with each other. Through our content and offerings, we aim to offer you unique insights, support and practical guidance for the journey of life.

The Team

Machiel Klerk

Machiel Klerk

Founder, CEO & Dream Builder

Machiel is a licensed mental health therapist, international speaker, dreamworker and social entrepreneur.

He has been a therapist since 2006, and currently has a private practice in Salt Lake City. Machiel has traveled extensively to South Africa, Europe and North America to give lectures and workshops about dreams. He has written many articles on dreams, released a CD about dreaming titled Rumi and the World of Dream and also developed a course on Dream Incubation for Jung Platform.

Machiel is fascinated by healing traditions and has studied many of them. Because South Africa is his country of birth, he is especially drawn to African healing traditions. He was initiated into this tradition in 2016 when he became a healing diviner. 

Machiel founded the Jung Society of Utah as well as the Jung Platform as a result of a night-time dream. He now spends most of his time building on his dream of the Jung Platform. He has received several awards from his local community for these contributions. 

Akke-Jean Klerk

Akke-Jeanne Klerk

Co-founder & VP Strategy Programs

Akke-Jeanne is Jung Platform’s co-founder & VP Strategy Programs. Her background consists of a Master’s in psychology, several years of training in Jungian Analysis. She has offered training and coaching in a professional setting for over 10 years. In the past she has worked for 8 years as a Psychology Lecturer at the university of applied sciences in Amsterdam. 

She is the author of ‘Psychology of heartbreak’ (in Dutch) and till date she provides Jungian coaching and training. She is affiliated with SchoolvoorCoaching, a Dutch training institute.

At Jung Platform, apart from daily management tasks, Akke-Jeanne identifies, develops and manages projects, like the development courses and programs. She supports Jung Platform’s Teachers with fine-tuning their modules to ensure that our programs are always practically grounded. Akke-Jeanne is driven by a passion for depth psychology.

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Reinout Dijkstra

Chief Financial Officer

Reinout is the CFO at Jung Platform. He has over 20 years of experience as CFO for technology companies. He has a strategic focus and manages the finances of Jung Platform. He is building and maintaining a strong operational and internal control framework. He has a proven track record in high growth international companies and has the ability to be both hands on and strategic.

Lucy Horrall

Lucy Horrall

Paid Campaign Marketing Manager

Lucy loves creating marketing campaigns that think through every step of the funnel and optimize the customer’s journey. With experience helping to grow multiple startups, Lucy has a diverse skill set that allows her to build every step of a marketing journey from creative assets to copy to email campaigns and social media strategies. She strives to find the right balance between brand, user experience, and results in every campaign. At Jung Platform she is part of the online marketing team.

Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter

Website Designer & Developer

Andy is a digital creative with over 14 years of creative experience in digital design and front-end development. His core skills range from conceptualisation to UI/UX design and front-end development – with a broad knowledge of all things digital. He’s worked for some of the most effective creative agencies (like BBDO) where he’s been involved in the strategy, ideation and execution of digital campaigns for brands around the world. In 2016, Andy co-founded a digital agency called Hey Guys! in South Africa, and services companies and brands worldwide. Find Andy at heyguys.digital

Kath Botes

Katherine Botes

Creative Director

Katherineʼs diverse experience has seen her working as an Art Director and manager of creative teams in top ad agencies, as Creative Director of a much loved South African decor magazine and also directly in-house as part of the marketing team for a multi-national skincare brand – one of the world’s fastest growing skincare products. Kath is a creative who prides herself on accessing both the left and right brain, and who feels that the combination of a conceptual approach and a strong strategic perspective is a winning formula. Given half a chance Kath will direct your photography, typesetting, copywriting and possibly your life! 

Kath and Brandt are the Creative Director duo and husband and wife team who are responsible for Jung Platform’s new branding. Accolades and experience aside, their finest achievement to date are their twin baby boys. Find Brandt and Kath at studiobotes.com

Natalia Maurer

Natalia Maurer

Course Development Manager

Natalia has a professional background in both Psychology and Accessory Design. She received a Master’s in Psychology from New York University. Post-graduation, she was inspired by Jung’s “The Undiscovered Self” to shift into the arts. 

While attaining her degree in Accessory Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Natalia started her handmade leather accessories brand, Haus of Jung, in homage to the new journey Carl Jung enabled. Natalia has deepened her exploration of Jungian thought through her involvement in the IRSJA Philadelphia Seminar, as well as many years of experience as the Program Director for a Jungian non-profit.

Natalia continues to stand as close as possible to the ‘X’ on her journey for the Self, and is excited and humbled to continue to serve the Jungian community through the Jung Platform

Sandra

Sandra Ingenbleek

Program Project Manager

Sandra Ingenbleek manages the program development at Jung Platform. She coordinates the line of communication between the speakers, bloggers, copy writers to get the product launched on the website and in the newsletters. 

Sandra has over 15 years of experience in strategic implementation, finance and company collaboration. She has fantastic organizational skills, and is detail oriented. Sandra in her free time manages and rides multiple dressage horses at championship level.

Henk Smith

Henk Smith

Studio Manager

With more than 20 years of experience, Henk is one of South Africa’s most established and seasoned recording, post-production and music publishing professionals while being a multi award-winning composer and musician. Henk supports Jung Platform in all things audio and visual. This includes everything from video editing to archival restorations. He also leads the development of location-based recording solutions for teachers and presenters which ensures the high-quality video and audio programs Jung Platform is able to offer.

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Gauri Ramesh

Help Desk Manager

Gauri manages the Jung Platform helpdesk. She has a deep interest in the psychic life & the study of psychology and has a Masters in Psychology from Ambedkar University in New Delhi, India. 

She is the facilitator and so called ‘doorwoman’ of the Jung Platform Spooky Dreams Cafe with Robert Bosnak.

 Gauri is also a member of the affiliate marketing team.

Rathi Ratzest

Rathi Ravi

Communication Specialist

Rathi is a writer and editor with interests in depth psychology, spiritual ecology, and feminism. She is also an empath and a highly sensitive introvert, learning to accept and apply her gifts of creativity, insight, and emotional sensitivity. She relies on depth psychology and spiritual ecology for healing, belonging, and finding her purpose. 

Rathi has worked as a social worker and academic administrator but has moved toward writing – her calling – in recent years. She also edits a literary magazine that publishes underrepresented writers from Asia and is a core member of an organization working on personal and spiritual growth through practices including shamanism, Sufism, logotherapy, etc. She lives in India. 

Brent

Brent Singleton

Paid Campaigns Manager

Brent has over 10 years of experience in the leadership, development, execution, and optimization of online marketing, offline marketing and data analytics. He is a master at designing, implementing and analyzing the customer journey and improve revenue outcomes. At Jung Platform he is part of the online marketing team.

Lize-Mari

Lize-Mari Badenhorst

Social Media Manager

She started out as a social media manager for a company and decided it was time to spread her wings and go on her own. After a year she decided to diversify her digital services to offer clients a more complete package when it comes to their digital needs. Lize-Mari has been a freelance digital marketer for over 6 years. Very interested in Jungian teachings and dreamwork, Lize-Mari is fascinated with the spiritual world and believe that there is much more to life than what our earthly bodies can comprehend. Doing the Social Media marketing for Jung platform means more than just another job for her, but a place where she can connect with like-minded individuals. She is also passionate about natural health and believe everyone can live a happy and fulfilled life if they follow the right “recipe” with a combination of natural ingredients that will keep them healthy in body, mind and soul. 

Amanda Butler

Amanda Butler

Newsletter & Writer

Amanda is a member of the Jung Platform newsletter team. She is a marriage and family therapist intern, and enjoys working with couples and individuals in psychotherapy. As a freelance writer and editor, she specializes in the topics of psychology, spirituality, and creativity. She has a Master’s degree in English from Utah State University and is currently enrolled at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Counseling Psychology program.

Janet

Janet Martha

Course Development Manager

Janet is a member of the course development team. She’s been involved with the work of Carl Jung for 40 years and has a Master’s degree in Psychology and Analytic Psychotherapy from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in affiliation with the Institut de Psicología Analítica C.G. Jung. She also has experience with a wide range of depth psychology modalities, including gestalt therapy, integral, humanistic and transpersonal approaches.

She’s offered expressive therapy workshops to people with severe mental disorders and support groups to their family members. She loves the plastic and performing arts and believes that beauty and truth are waiting in each one of us to come through.Her interests include hiking, haiku, philosophy, Tin Tin and Cuttlas, the I Ching, dreamwork and symbols. 

Adri Loubser

Adri Loubser

Project Manager

Adri is a project manager that believes in getting things done simply and quickly. Previously the Head of Production at an advertising agency, Adri now helps entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve big things by setting up and digitising their processes.

Interested in working with us?

We’re always looking for new talent with marketing skills. Are you dedicated, hardworking and do you think you are a good fit? Send us your CV and motivation, and we will contact you shortly. Please reach out to us on [email protected].

What sets us apart?

Quality & Multiple Depth Psychological Perspectives

We aim to bring you quality teachers, quality insights and quality products. All our products are in the depth psychological tradition, and we bring you multiple depth perspectives. Depth psychology is any psychology that takes into account the unconscious – or in indiginous terminology – the Other World.

Inspiring teachers

We carefully select our faculty members to include some of the most soulful, embodied and respected teachers and luminaries in their fields.

Practical guidance

We aim to provide you with perspectives and tools that you can implement and integrate into your own life. Therefore we ask our teachers to always provide examples, exercises, tools and companion guides wherever possible.

Facilitating Connection

We aspire to help you connect with fellow participants, with Jung Platform faculty members, more deeply with yourself, and with the Other World.

Co-Creation

We invite you to think and muse along with us to give form to the Jung Platform. We will proactively reach out and ask for your input. Where you feel inspired to do so, we welcome your input and feedback. If you have thoughts and ideas for teachers, topics or content, do connect with us. With your contribution and support you are building Jung Platform along with us.

The Jung Platform creation story

It all started with a night-time dream Machiel Klerk, the Founder of Jung Platform, had.

 “I am floating about 100 feet above Lake Zurich — or at least this is my viewpoint. I notice Carl Jung’s house on the edge of the lake. His house has a backyard with a dock that connects the yard to the lake. Then I see a square, concrete platform attached to the yard and the dock.

 Jung is working there (he seems to be in his late 60’s or early 70’s). He re-arranges some beams on the platform, which creates a structure. This structure creates sections on the square, that result in smaller intimate areas where people can do different things: sit, read, have conversations, etc. Then Jung sits back in his chair, reading a book. 

At that moment, the image stops — like a frame from a movie being paused. It transforms into black and white, and both Jung and the platform disappear. A voice behind me says, “You must draw it identical to how it was”. The thought crosses my mind that I can’t really draw, and yet I find myself with a pencil in my hand. I sketch a line and it is straighter than I thought possible. Then I wake up…” 

Machiel takes this dream as a suggestion to build a platform for Jungian and post Jungian psychology.