Power of Unconscious: In Clinical Usage


As a practicing Psychoanalyst, I have found in my clinical experiences that power often comes as a non-verbal sign language in different expressions of emotions. Though talking cure method discloses the power of unconscious as a tool in shaping the 'intra-psychic' life of the patient, yet at the initial stage it comes as defiance, resistance and inhibition in order to hide ones unacceptable memories and to bring them at cognitive level for a successful communication. How through discourses I helped them to carve out the destiny of their mental life with their own resources. This process silently sublimates its powerful energy and its vicissitudes; thus, it mutates the former structure and restores the psychic integrity. It is done through language which not only provides freedom to express but it also binds as well. The process of binding and dismantling silently goes together and thereby makes the reconstruction possible. This paper focuses on the necessity to decipher the power of labyrinth of unconscious and its infinite layers to dive into the depth of the bottom-less pit. I would like to substantiate my points with some clinical vignettes. The objective is to let them accept their own selves in full for their mental maturity and inner calmness.

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Sarala Kapoor, Bangur Institute of Neuro Sciences, India

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Conference: ECERP2015
Stream: Religion – Mysticism

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