What is psychoanlytical therapy really about?
Psychoanalytical therapy is meant to go deep into the patients subconscious to find what is at the root of his or her conflicts and motivations that have an affect on the emotions, attitude and his or her behavior. Usually, this is done through analyzing the dreams the patient has had, or by using the technique of free association where the patient is supposed to say the first thing that comes to mind in response to a picture, or word. The process of psychoanalytical therapy can take a short or longer period of time, depending on the patients willingness to be open and give all the necessary information freely rather than holding back. While it can also depend on what condition the patient is affected by, it can often become a lengthy process when a patient holds back a thought, or some information, whatever the reason. This can make it difficult for the therapist to clearly understand what the inner conflicts are within the patient; however, when these conflicts are found, the therapist can then help the patient deal with these conflicts properly.
Now that it is basically understood what psychoanalytical therapy is, the next question arises as to why anyone would need to participate in this type of therapeutic activity. Psychoanalytical therapy is actually one of the more popular forms of online therapy as well as the most well-known of the many types of online counseling that exist. There will be times a patient has been diagnosed with a type of depression, or they are reacting to certain situations in a negative way instead of how they should act, or perhaps the patient is suffering from some type of phobia. It could be that there is something triggering this difficulty in the patient from an unconscious level, meaning the patient is not consciously aware of what is causing their behavior or uncontrollable emotions.
As mentioned before, psychoanalytical therapy is where the online therapist, or online counselor, will get the person to make associations, by saying the first thing that enters their mind when they see a picture or hear a word. Another way the online therapist will do this is by analyzing the patients dreams as it is thought that dreams are created out of the information the brain takes in about the daily activities, both on a conscious and unconscious level. Through either, or both of these types of analysis, the professional and the patient might be able to figure out what is causing the distress. Once the distress has been found, the professional will then help their patient find a way to deal with it so they can continue living their lives without further difficulties.
When looking at any type of online therapy or online counseling technique, it is important to first clear the mind of the stereotype that may have been created, through books and/or movies, that can often create a negative view of these proven methods. While psychoanalytical therapy might not be for everyone, it has been known to help many people to find out what their problematic issues are, giving them the opportunity to deal with them properly so they are no longer hampered by them.