“The psychology of the unconscious”


“The psychology of the unconscious”

by miek

Analytical Therapy

Analytical therapy means working on a connection between the unconscious and conscious, between feeling and thinking, between wanting and accepting that it is as it is. In analytical therapy you analyse yourself. You investigate what you do, what you want, what you think and feel. It is a study of your conscious and unconscious motives, drivers, desires, thoughts, feelings and actions. You analyse how they influence each other. Together with the therapist you discover how the differences between your conscious and unconscious are related to the issues you face in life.

Analytical therapy is suitable for anyone who wants to start a search together with a therapist for their own deeper motives and driving patterns. The reasons may be for example:

  • The desire to get to know yourself better
  • Feelings of depression, fear, worry
  • Questions about the meaning of life
  • Psychosocial problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Feelings of grief and mourning
  • Burnout
  • Mood complaints

Some examples:

  • You want a relationship, but if you are afraid, unconsciously, that you will lose your freedom, you will not find a suitable partner.
  • You know that smoking/eating/drinking/ … is bad for your health, but If your unconscious uses these means to dampen feelings of fear, anger or sadness, then you conscious knowledge changes very little in your behaviour.

Analytical therapy brings these kinds of unconscious feelings and thoughts to the surface where it van be investigated by the conscious. “Do I have to keep my distance to feel free or can I also feel free in my relationship?” “Does smoking really help against my fear of failure, or can I do something else so that I no longer need the cigarette?”

Currently analytical therapy combines insights from different schools that have built on the ideas of Carl Gustav Jung. It is a psychodynamic  form of therapy, in which the analyses of unconscious processes is the central focus.

Important principles of analytical therapy are:

  • Every person strives (unconsciously) to become the person he or she really is and to do what he or she really wants and fits.
  • Every person is unique and has a unique inner experience and meaning.
  • Unconscious processes take place within every person and affect their thoughts, behaviour and perception.
  • Inside – outside. The experience in the outside world is a reflection of what lives in our inner world.

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