”To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Psychoanalysis began with Sigmund Freud and has evolved and changed over the years to include the contributions of many different thinkers and theorists. A contemporary form of psychoanalysis is an intense therapeutic experience. The emotional realm is the source of our creativity and the seat of our suffering. It is in the psychoanalytic treatment, with its emphasis on an intimate partnership between patient and analysis, which offers a means to reduce emotional suffering and enhance emotional growth and freedom.
Psychoanalytic knowledge is the foundation of all modern psychotherapies. Unlike other forms of therapy, the beneficial effects of psychoanalytically orientated treatment, once established, have been shown to keep developing, even after the conclusion of the work.
Psychoanalysis offers an unparalled opportunity to explore unconscious conflicts of feelings in order to relieve persistent recurrent problems that mystify and cause suffering.
Psychoanalysis will help you become aware of patterns and repetitions in your daily living that have prevented you from fully realizing your creative power potential. The special atmosphere created by the analytic method makes a deep form of emotional learning possible.
Research by Jonathon Shedler PhD at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine shows that "patients who receive psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy maintain therapeutic gains and appear to improve after treatment ends." Please refer to The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathon Shelder PhD for more information about evidence based psychodynamic psychotherapy.
"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be" Albert Einstein