Psychoanalysis: Helping People Around the World to Heal, to Change, and to Grow

While psychoanalysis began as a tool for relieving emotional suffering, it is also a method for learning about the mind as well as a theory of human development. Many do not realize the significant contribution that psychoanalysis has made to our everyday thinking. Psychoanalysis provides insight into a wide range of human activity, both in psychotherapy and in the world at large. In doing so, psychoanalysis continues to have a profound impact on many aspects of contemporary culture. A psychoanalyst can help people:

 

  • Get relief from painful emotional problems
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Become more productive in the workplace
  • Take more pleasure in life
  • Prevent the past from interfering in the present
  • Stop self-destructive patterns of behavior
  • Gain greater control over their lives
  • Unlock their creative potential
  • Understand themselves and others around them
  • Feel understood
  • Feel secure in who they are and what they want

Adapted from "About Psychoanalysis," American Psychoanalytic Association 2004 (APsaA)

 

 

 

 

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Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, UCL Chief Executive, The Anna Freud Centre