Unconscious

Fighting Against What We Cannot Face

The Definition of Resistance The theory of resistance was forged long ago by Sigmund Freud to describe when a patient develops uncooperative behaviours during sessions. It occurs when an individual’s unconscious defenses of their ego are threatened by an external source. That external source often being therapy and the therapist themselves. Resistance doesn’t just show …

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Considering Medication for your Depression, Anxiety…etc? 

Considering Medication for your Depression, Anxiety…etc?  Sick of asking your primary care doctor for psychiatric meds?  Looking for a Psychiatrist to monitor your medication?  Looking to consolidate your treatment?   We are here to help….  Growth thru Change WELCOMES Ann Nolan CRNP, PMHNP-BC Nurse Practitioner to the practice.   Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many …

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Growth thru Change’s Wellness Support Group is ​​Now Offered in the Evening

Wellness Support Group ​​ ​​Wellness is a return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling one’s life goals. The mental health group works to improve one’s moods through group collaboration. As part of the group therapy session, members work to change their old ways of behaving in favor of new more productive and …

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Who Am I Really? True Self vs False Self

While the true self is represented by our real feelings and desires, while the false self is a side of us that has changed its behaviour, repressed feelings and pushed needs aside in order to survive. We introduced the idea of the onion – the true self at the centre protected by outer layers of …

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How Talking Helps You Think 

Continuing our discussion from last post, in this post we will explore how talking helps people think better. In the first place, talking is a slower act than thinking. When we are forced to articulate our thoughts to another person, we cannot take any shortcuts, shortcuts that we are accustomed to taking when thinking things through in …

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What Is A Therapeutic Conversation?

Many people are surprised to learn that the main activity in therapy is talking. They wonder how that is going to change anything. To them, their problems seem to require a lot more—advice, strategies, direction. Everything is falling apart around them—it requires action to make things right again. Something must be done. Therapy is not a place for …

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Why Does Growth Thru Change Believe in the Power of Group Therapy

Many people want to know what makes Growth Thru Change different. Is it just one of a handful of agencies that provide pretty much the same services under the guise of pretty much the same philosophy? The simple answer is no—and here’s why: Growth Thru Change is one of the only agencies that promotes group …

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Talking Cures And The Therapeutic Approach

Many people are surprised that talking to a stranger can have such a beneficial effect, but the research has proven time and time again that talk therapy is beneficial to those suffering from a wide variety of issues. Research has also shown that the therapeutic approach (e.g., CBT, psychodynamic, solution-focused, et cetera) does not make much …

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What Is Freud’s Unconscious?

In addition to free association, the concept of the unconscious was one of Freud’s major contributions. At that point in human history, it was assumed that people had conscious knowledge and control over everything they did or said. Freud, on the other hand, was able to demonstrate that there are many instances where we act …

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