Tag Archives: Freudian Psychoanalysis

Quotes from Sigmund Freud

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. A man who has been the indisputable favorite of… Read More »

Free Association

The history of the free association movement is one that offers great insight, but limited depth, due to the lack of studies over the past century. – Patrick Mahony Defining free association is a simple task, but attempting to place it in the proper context with respect to psychoanalysis can be a difficult endeavor. That’s… Read More »

Countertransference

Patrick Mahony’s insight. Dealing with a potential problem like countertransference is something that Sigmund Freud dealt with in two of his most famous treatments. The issue of countertransference and its effect on the treatment of patients undergoing psychoanalysis came to light more than a century ago. Sigmund Freud noted how the life history of the… Read More »

Dreaming

Patrick Mahony – Dreaming is something that every human being does when they’re in the deepest throes of sleep. Depending on the individual psyche of a person, the subject of that dream can vary, but Sigmund Freud believed that it was a way of allowing something that person was repressing to come forth.   Due… Read More »