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Re: Question for fallsfall - open to all. pinkeye

Posted by fallsfall on February 9, 2005, at 21:43:17

In reply to Re: Question for fallsfall - open to all., posted by pinkeye on February 9, 2005, at 21:12:44

I find that my Psychodynamic therapy allows me to access my unconscious thoughts, whereas CBT was restricted to my conscious thoughts. (To the point that after 8 1/2 years of CBT and 1 year of Psychodynamic therapy I was convinced that I didn't *have* any unconscious thoughts - other people did, but not me!) I think that the unconscious thoughts are the ones that control those feelings that don't respond to conscious (i.e. CBT) reasoning. When you can bring the unconscious thoughts into consciousness, then you can start to make headway on them. I guess CBT would have worked better for me if I didn't have as much important stuff hidden in my unconscious. Maybe other people have less conflict between their conscious and unconscious directions than I do... Maybe other people are less resistant to seeing their unconscious motivations...

But the short answer is "yes". At least for me, Psychodynamic therapy has allowed me to start to make a dent in those feelings that don't seem to respond to CBT interventions.

 

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