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InForm 047 - Super InFormal 001 (Going Old School!)

InForm 047 - Super InFormal 001 (Going Old School!)

This is a strange episode of InForm: Podcast where Neil does what he did way back in 2018 when he started the podcast -he just talks into a microphone about something in an informal way that is hopefully informative.

0:00 - 5:00

  • Going old school InForm for today.
  • Calling it Super Informal

5:00 - 8:00

  • Some of the differences between psychoanalysis & psychotherapy
  • One big difference is time

8:00 - 19:50

  • Psychoanalysis takes time, you can't microwave it.
  • There is a three-act structure
  • Act I - Feel safe enough to start free-associating
  • Why have you come?
  • What brings you in today?
  • Lots of highlighting
  • Act II - Say something unexpected, but honest and important (allowing the unconscious to speak)
  • In Act II there is this process of "making sense" of things
  • Unexpected patterns emerge
  • New connections are made
  • Some interpreting & constructing
  • Act III - When the person (analysand) comes into contact with something that "does not make sense"
  • A reorientation
  • A significant reorganziation
  • Possibly putting the thing that you can't get past into the rearview mirror. (It's still there, but now it is behind you!)