Psychoanalysis offers a place to oneself, a place of privileged listening where one sees born his “true word”.
When the patient engages in a work on himself, he is exposed to the so-called rule of “free association”. It is invited to speak as spontaneously as possible of what comes to mind, without building a prior speech. Most of the time, the interview is non-directive and facilitates speech.
In the beginning, the psychoanalyst inquires about what brings the patient to consult: punctual problems, family, awareness of failures in the emotional or professional life, communication difficulties and sexual in the couple etc. Everyone has their story. Some patients, with the rich imagination speak easily, others need more help in their expression.Silences are sometimes necessary and fruitful times.
How is the connection between the psychoanalyst and his patient made?
The psychoanalyst, through his background and his personal experience, is able to hear the suffering of the patient. He works on the unconscious and seeks. For the anxiety therapists near me this is the best deal.
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His sensitivity is awakened to better understand the problem of the patient; by being attentive to his word and the expression of his emotions, he will allow him to approach his truth; the analysand can then take a different look at his relation to others and thus modify it.
Can anyone be analysable?
Certainly not everyone is analysable. The profile of the person consulting is a person who suffers and complains; she must also have a certain aptitude for introspection, to question the cause of her suffering and to try to answer it. The psychoanalyst before engaging must take into account the psychic functioning of the patient, his difficulties, his ability to develop and establish links between the past and the present. It also depends on the patient’s motivation and ability to question himself: accepting that we are partly responsible for certain events in our lives is not always easy.
Most people who turn to a psychoanalyst are motivated by their malaise and not by their desire to do an analysis.
And the transfer?
It is the engine of the analytic cure
The term transfer was introduced by Freud to signify the patient’s attachment to his analyst. During the sessions, the patient can show love towards his psychotherapist – one attaches to the one to whom one supposes a knowledge; he can also sometimes reject it, dream or fear it; it is a privileged relation in which the patient moves on this one emotions of the past but also of the present; the suffering felt, the negative feelings, are then transferred, projected on the analyst who knows that he is not loved or hated for what he is but for what he represents.