My Freudian Slip into Psychoanalysis

A wax likeness of Austrian founder of the psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud sits in Berlin's Madame Tussaud's wax museum, during a press preview of the museum on July 3, 2008. The museum opens to the public on July 5. AFP PHOTO DDP/ CLEMENS BILAN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Go into this therapy with an open mind, with a positive attitude. Decide at the very beginning that this is going to work because you want to participate in your healing. Psychoanalysis depends a lot on talking freely — a stream of consciousness. Wilhelm von Humboldt said in the 18th century, “Language is, as it were, the external manifestation of the minds of the peoples. Their language is their soul, and their soul is their language.”

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