They needn't be scared any longer. While Enigma (subtitled Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis) does drift into
The truth is that the world today is new and unpredictable and changing, and filled with threats that we don't understand. But dismissing a powerful Mom or sucking up to an omnipotent Father does nothing but create an illusion of control.
A positive and inquisitive attitude toward your dreams may help you come to terms with your fears. While there is no hard and fast proof, there are studies that support the idea that engaging with dreams increases well-being. Rather than feeling at war with yourself, a more open attitude will certainly go a long way in reducing your anxiety and more comfort with your present situation.
One of Klein's earliest discoveries was that the fantasies of very young children revealed that there is an extremely powerful
Everybody's Mother: What Hillary Clinton and Other Women in Power Need to Know About the Unconscious
That pesky mother issue keeps cropping up in our collective political life--and will always dog Hillary Clinton's heels, as well as those of any woman who dares to seek a position of political power.
The latest round of trash talking between GOP contenders Donald Trump and Jeb Bush has particularly focused on the other's mental health, if in an entirely juvenile sort of way. This, unfortunately, is the most common format in which mental health is referenced.
This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.
I am a believer in the Predictive Index; it's still the only one I have tried, so I can't comment on the rest, though I hear there are plenty others out there. I think the tool has made our business better and our people happier and more productive; since making these things happen is my job, I am grateful it exists.
WWFS: What would Freud say?
Ideally a small number of themes describing the struggles you experience will emerge from your sessions. If you feel that
Taking an active role in forging an authentic connection with your therapist has lasting rewards. It will help you to gain insight into your patterns of interaction, and, if you allow your therapist to have some importance in your life, it will allow deep healing to occur.
The title of this post is distinctly ideological and, I believe, holds implications for a discussion of the medicalization of madness and mental illness.
Some believe that venting will help them to heal, others feel that it will be most helpful to remain distanced from their feelings so that they can analyze them. They're both right. And they're both wrong.