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Nigel Benson

Introducing Psychotherapy

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the very fact that the unconscious mind protects a person from recalling the real meanings of dreams means that it’s impossible for anyone to analyse their own dreams
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resistances are symptomatic ways of preventing painful thoughts from becoming conscious, which means they can be important clues when getting close to the source of a problem
Andriy Gazinhas quotedlast year
When a powerful passion is aroused, one should deliberately divert one’s attention elsewhere until the agitation calms down, and only then make a judgement as to what to do!
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One important advantage of this approach is that significant beneficial changes to mood and behaviour have been found after only a few sessions.
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An individual’s emotional response to an event or experience is determined by... ... the conscious meaning placed on it.
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We are disturbed not by things but by the views that we take of them.
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The goal of psychoanalysis is a deep-seated modification of personality ... to allow the individual to deal with problems realistically
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Physiological cues include bodily changes
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spot any resistances the client makes - such as reluctances to talk about certain things, deliberately changing the subject, or attempts at making jokes.
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1. Free association2. Word association3. Interpretation of actions4. Transference5. Achieving insight6. Dream Interpretation7. Hypnosis8. Projective techniques
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there was – and some would say, still is – too much reliance on drugs and not enough on supportive care
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Existential psychotherapists, for example, argue that because we have the freedom to make many choices, and are ultimately responsible for our own actions, then anxiety is actually an inevitable and essential aspect of human existence.
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