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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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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