The Tarot Diagnosis is a weekly podcast that highlights the intersection of mental health and the practice of Tarot. The podcast is hosted by licensed psychotherapist Shannon Knight. Join her as she pulls cards and talks psychology and healing to help listeners better understand themselves and those around them.
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The Tarot Diagnosis
Shannon believes tarot is a powerful tool to help us better understand or own human existence. The images shown on the tarot cards (no matter what deck) are carefully crafted to represent archetypes and stories which are universal. Any one of us can pull a tarot card and find a way to relate it to our own experiences in life. This allows us to reflect on our experiences, our ways of thinking about those experiences, and how these experiences can help us grow and develop in our journeys.
In her therapy practice, Shannon practices from a psychodynamic approach, with a person-centered focus on building strong client relationships. Her approach fosters a growth mindset and supports clients in becoming their best selves. Shannon enjoys the sacred nature of healing work while maintaining a sense of humor about the absurdities of human life. It’s this framework that allows her to foster a healing relationship with tarot to promote personal growth and well-being.
As a psychotherapist, I deeply appreciate tarot for its ability to offer a visual and narrative common language for exploring the human condition. In my therapy practice, I often reference books, movies, myths, and even memes to help explain the human experience and to show the interconnectedness between us all. Tarot provides a more direct and targeted way of doing this. Plus, I can't resist the appeal of all the beautiful decks out there – collecting them has become a joyful part of my practice.