Brief CBT Course for Cancer Patients

The clinical case of a female patient in her 80s diagnosed with cancer, who has undergone an invasive surgery and is facing difficulty regaining strength and weight while restoring her sleep pattern, is an example of a clinical challenge that needs to be addressed. The patient also faces […]

A Clinical Case of Social Anxiety, Object Relations Theory Application

Psychoanalytic therapy is a type of talk therapy that helps individuals overcome emotional and mental struggles by understanding and addressing unconscious conflicts. This therapy approach is based on the theories and principles of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. In this blog post, we will explore the psychoanalytic […]

Grief Understood by Psychoanalytic Theory and Neurobiology. How CBT, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Oxytocin Facilitate the Bereavement Process

Introduction Grief is a complex emotional response to losing someone or something important to us. It is a normal and natural response to loss, but it can also be a challenging and painful experience that can impact our physical and emotional well-being. In this essay, we will explore […]

Sexual Fright is Understood by Object Relations and Treated by CBT / Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy combination

Object relations theory can help understand sexual fright or fear of sexual intimacy. According to this theory, our early experiences with caregivers shape our internalised representations of relationships and objects, which influence our behaviours and attitudes towards others throughout our lives. If an individual has experienced early negative […]

the different attachment styles 

Attachment theory suggests that early experiences in childhood with caregivers can shape an individual’s approach to relationships throughout their life. Attachment style refers to how individuals relate to and connect with others in intimate relationships. Researchers have identified several attachment styles that can impact how individuals form relationships, […]

Cognitive Dissonance, Approach of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Compared and Contrasted to CBT

Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when individuals hold conflicting beliefs or attitudes or their behaviour conflicts with their beliefs or attitudes. This discomfort can lead to various negative consequences, including anxiety, stress, and depression. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are two approaches to […]

If you think that if you do everything for others, they will change, it means that you don’t value yourself enough.

It’s possible that constantly doing things for others in the hopes of changing them could be a sign that you don’t value yourself enough. This could be because you believe that your worth is tied to how much you can do for others or that you seek validation […]

Ford Mustang is an American symbol of freedom but also a substitute for unmet needs

The Ford Mustang is a quintessential American sports car, often associated with freedom, individualism, and the open road. From a psychoanalytic perspective, it is possible to explore the significance of the Mustang as both a symbol of American values and a potential substitute for unmet psychological needs. As […]

Cheeseburger and the Unconscious, a psychoanalytic reflection on American Food 

From a psychoanalytic perspective, it is possible to explore the significance of the cheeseburger as a cultural artifact in American society. The cheeseburger, as a quintessentially American food, is not only a symbol of our food culture but can also be seen as a reflection of deeper psychological […]

Coca-Cola and psychoanalytic theory

While it may be difficult to draw a direct link between Coca-Cola and psychoanalytic theory, there are some interesting connections between the two that can be explored. One potential connection is the idea of desire and pleasure. Coca-Cola is a product marketed and sold based on the idea […]