Why invest in Psychoanalysis?
– To be able to release suppressed feelings and experiences, by making the unconscious conscious.
– To be open to the present and free from your past, by confronting yourself with where the suffering began and allow yourself to reexperience it.
– Allow yourself to find out who you really are and want to be, who you were, who you should have been and who you would have been, if your upbringing would have been healthy and natural.
– To be able to be present in the moment, respond authentically to situations and be free of infantile reactions unsuitable to the circumstance.
– Studies show that long-term psychoanalytic therapy or psychoanalysis was an effective treatment, with moderate to large effects on symptom reduction and personality change that appeared to be maintained years after treatment termination (Leichsnerring, 2003).
– Qualitative improvement in social functioning, self esteem and work relationships.
-Help you to understand the problems that caused deeply rooted issues and an unhealthy perspective on life and through this, adopt a fresh point of view, which can lead to significant life change and growth.
-To help you identify hidden thoughts, behaviors and desires that are creating difficulties in daily experiences.
-Work toward changing destructive behaviors.
-Get to the basic cause of the issue instead of simply focusing on symptoms.
What to expect:
By opening up to the process of psychoanalysis you can accomplish the following:
Gain in-depth insight into your inner world and how it affects your emotions, behavior and relationships.
Achieve deeper change, self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior.
Gain a broader examination of yourself and dive into the heart of the matter, your suffering and your needs.
How does Psychoanalysis work?
The client speaks about whatever comes to mind. These can be dreams, hopes, wishes, fantasies and feelings. The more freely and openly the client speaks, the easier it is for the psychoanalyst to help. The analyst will listen, and will make a comment when he realizes that the patient might be unaware of something, giving the client access to a new insight. The analyst listens with empathic neutrality and a non-judgemental stance, creating a safe environment for the client.
Sessions take place four to five times per week (each session lasting 45 minutes).
More information at Vienna Psychoanalytic Society