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The Couch in the Psychoanalytic Therapy (English)

The “orthodox psychoanalysis” use the couch in order to facilitate the free association (the patients reclining upon the couch removes some of the distractions).

Furthermore, the lying on the couch with the analyst sitting behind the couch gives the analyst an opportunity to observe his patient without having to be conscious of his own reactions.


(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)


Freud’s Couch pictureFreud’s Couch

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Free Association

Did you know that…..

Sigmund Freud used the technique of “free association” to replace hypnosis as a method of lessening resistance, and thus psychoanalysis emerged ?

The discovering of free association may be considered the beginning of analytic therapy.


(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)


Sigmund Freud

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