There is a certain delicate point one arrives at within their therapy, this crucial moment determines whether one is to continue or is to ‘run for the hills’. Are you brave enough to look in to the mirror and keep looking despite the unsettling feeling it will most certainly evoke? There it is; your answer, perhaps.
Would you like to better understand what is happening to your body and psyche; would you like to gain insight into the workings of your mind, to unravel what your dreams and compulsions disguise? Well, then may be psychoanalytic psychotherapy is something that might be helpful in this discovery since this kind of treatment concerns digging in to the innermost conflicting elements of our minds. One’s desire and internal conflicts are explored, with an aim to ease anxieties and phobias, and in doing so uncovering one’s potentials. Slowly, step by step one’s world begins to change. Sounds good doesn’t it? It may even give us an impression that psychoanalysis is for everybody. Well, this is when one should really ask oneself whether she or he wants a change, whether one is ready to know the truth between the past and the present; does one truly want to have a better life? Unlike any other treatment psychoanalysis is not about telling you what to do to achieve the above and more. Your psychoanalyst will guide you throughout but will allow and support you in making your own decisions. In gaining more information one will be able to provide oneself with a quality answer to their particular question.
Freud thought that most people do not really want freedom, that freedom assumes responsibility and that is what most people are afraid of. So, if one is willing to ‘dig deeper’ and is not afraid of ‘getting their hands dirty’, then maybe that is what it takes to stay.