PSYCHOTHERAPY – Sigmund Freud


This is a thinker who helps us understand
why our lives and relationships are full of so much confusion and pain. He tells us why
life is hard, and how to cope. His own life incurred a lot of anxiety. Sigmund
Schlomo Freud was born to a middle-class Jewish family in 1856. His professional life was not an immediate
success. As a medical student, he dissected hundreds of eels in an unsuccessful attempt
to locate their reproductive organs. He promoted cocaine as a medical drug, but
it turned out to be a dangerous and addictive idea. A few years later he founded the discipline
that would ultimately make his name. A new psychological medicine he called PSYCHOANALYSIS The landmark study was his 1900 book The Interpretation
of Dreams. Many others followed. Despite his success, he was often unhappy. During some particularly strenuous research
he recorded, “The chief patient I am preoccupied with is myself…” He was convinced he would
die between 61 and 62 and had great phobias about those numbers. (Although he actually
died much later, at age 83.) Perhaps because of his frustrations, Freud
achieved a series of deep insights into the sources of human unhappiness. He proposed that we are all driven by the: Pleasure Principle which inclines us towards easy physical and
emotional rewards: and away from unpleasant things like drudgery
and discipline. As infants we are guided more or less solely according to the pleasure principle,
Freud argued. But it will, if adhered to without constraints,
lead us to dangerous reckless things: like never doing any work
eating too much or, most notoriously, sleeping with members
of own family. We need to adjust to what Freud called THE REALITY PRINCIPLE Though we all have to bow to this reality
principle, Freud believed that there were better and worse kinds of adaptations. He
called the troublesome ones NEUROSES Neuroses are the result of faulty negotiations
with –or in Freud’s language, repression of–the pleasure principle. Freud described a conflict between three parts
of our minds: the ID driven by the pleasure principle, and the THE SUPEREGO driven by a desire to follow the rules and
do the right thing according to society. and the EGO which has to somehow accomodate the two. To understand more about these dynamics, Freud
urged us to think back to the origins of our neuroses in childhood. As we grow up, we go through what Freud termed: THE ORAL PHASE where we deal with all the feelings around
ingestion and eating. If our parents aren’t careful we might pick
up all kinds of neuroses here: we might take pleasure in refusing food, or turn to food
to calm ourselves down, or hate the idea of depending on anyone else for food. Then comes THE ANAL PHASE which is closely aligned with what we now
call “potty-training”. During this period, our parents tell us what
to do–and when to go. At this phase we begin to learn about testing the limits of authority. Again, if things go wrong, if we don’t feel
authority is benign enough, we might, for example, choose to withhold out of defiance. Then, as adults, we might become “anally
retentive”; in other words, not able to give or surrender. Next comes: THE PHALLIC PHASE which goes until about age 6. Freud shocked
his contemporaries by insisting that little children have sexual feelings. Moreover, in
the phallic phase children direct their sexual impulses towards their parents, the most immediately
available and gratifying people around. Freud famously described what he called THE OEDIPUS COMPLEX Where we are unconsciously predisposed towards “being in love with the one parent and hating the other.” What is complex is that no matter how much
our parents love us, they cannot extend this to sexual life and will always have another
life with a partner. This makes our young selves feel dangerously jealous and angry
– and also ashamed and guilty about this anger. The complex provides a huge amount
of internalised worry for a small child. Ultimately, most of us experience some form of confusion around our parents that later ties into our ideas of love. Mum and dad may both give us love, but they
often mix it in with disturbed behaviour. Yet because we love them, we remain loyal
to them and also to their bizarre, destructive patterns. For example, if our mother is cold,
we will be apt nevertheless to long for her. And as a result, however, we may be prone
to always associate love with a certain distance. Naturally, the result is very difficult adult
relationships. Often the kind of love we’ve learned from mum and dad means we can’t
fuse sex and love because the people we learnt about love from are also those we were blocked
from having sex with. We might find that the more in love with someone we are, the harder
it becomes to make love to them. This can reach a pitch of crisis after a few years
of marriage and some kids. Freud compared the issues we so often have
with intimacy to hedgehogs in the winter: they need to cuddle for warmth, but they also
can’t come too close because they’re prickly. There’s no easy solution. Freud says we
can’t make ourselves fully rational, and we can’t change society, either. In his
1930 book Civilisation and its Discontents, Freud wrote that society provides us with
many things, but it does this by imposing heavy dictates on us: insisting that we sleep
with only a few (usually one) other, imposing the incest taboo, requiring us to put off
our immediate desires, demanding that we follow authority and work to make money. Societies
themselves are neurotic–that is how they function – and it’s why there are constant
wars and other troubles. Freud attempted to invent a treatment for
our many neuroses: psychoanalysis. He thought that with a little proper analysis, people
could uncover what ails them and better adjust to the difficulties of reality. In his sessions he analysed a number of key
things. He looked at people’s dreams, which he saw as expressions of WISH FULFILLMENTS He also looked at PARAPRAXES or slips of the tongue. We now call these revealing mistakes FREUDIAN SLIPS Like when we write ‘thigh’ when we wanted
to write ‘though’. He also liked to think about jokes. He believed
that jokes often help us make fun of something symbolic like death or marriage, and thus
relieve some of our anxiety about these topics. There’s a temptation to say Freud just made
everything up, and life isn’t quite so hard as he makes it out to be. But then one morning
we find ourselves filled with inexplicable anger towards our partner, or running high
with unrelenting anxiety on the train to work, and we’re reminded all over again just how
elusive, difficult, and Freudian our mental workings actually are. We could still reject his work, of course.
But as Freud said, “No one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door.” We could all use a bit more of Freud’s ideas to help us unpick ourselves.

100 thoughts on “PSYCHOTHERAPY – Sigmund Freud

  1. Wow, a lot of this stuff I didn't know had a name for it. Thanks Sigmund Freud.

  2. heck if i was that smart and had that much understanding of the human mind, id be depressed too

  3. Freuds work – greatest step in mans evolution ever. My Mom was ok. Thank you Freud !

  4. Freud le plagiaire etais amoureux de sa mère haissait son père adulait sa propre fille étais maniaque pervers narcissique mythomane et cocainomane @t

  5. Freud was totally coked out when he came up with this idiotic nonsense.

  6. this bastard running out like a serious sir meanwhile using some cocaine up to the noses to keep up the good mood out of there

  7. Sigmund Freud is a PSYCHO THE RAPIST.

    I'll see my way out.

  8. I wonder why partners call each other "baby"!

    Every time you call your partner "baby" Freuds soul grows large!

  9. I really wish my mother wasn't attracted to me. It's the truth, and pretty messed up. I had to move out because of it.

  10. Read his book " Totem and Taboo ". I read it in 10th grade. A great primer to Freud.

  11. Sigmund Freud was a brilhant man still way ahead of his times.

  12. I am a jacked dude with enormous pecs who likes to wear tank tops.
    Occasionally I’d have a Freudian Slip because I named my right nipple Freud and my left Jung. 🙂

  13. Maybe it's just bull, I don't think anyone can truly understand another being.

  14. "Why our lives are hard and how to cope"? That would be down to a corrupt CONservative government under ONE Collective Socialist CUNT called Margaret Thatcher, who not only forced women like myself straight from school into Tory Youth Training schemes in 1984, working a 40 hour week for £34.99 a week(88 pence an hour) which increased to £1.66 an hour once given a permanent work contract after 6 months of work, which eventually increased to £5.50 an hour after 20 years of working full-time with NO child benefits or working tax credits, after all, I didn't leave school as a single parent with ready made children in NEED. Not forgetting how the GREEDY Tories also replaced the fairer Household Rates Tax which had been paid by the working Father in the Family Household with the Collective Socialist Poll and Council Taxes to Fund the EU Leprechaun Manage which paid for all the Freeloaders who never worked and had large families, living off of welfare state benefits. The Poll and Council Taxes were levied on women like myself by the corrupt state, who were not living as single parent FREELOADERS, and the corrupt state forcibly arrested this Robber Baron Tax off of my minimum wage frugal earnings, taking from my Bank account £55.00 a month annually(£715.00), then increasing to £65.00 a month annually(£845.00) then eventually £90.00 a month annually(£1170.00) for the right to no social life, holidays or Family life of my own, while ALL of the Freeloading single parents who weren't working for their right to a Family life of their own were being given FREE welfare state benefits and paid not a penny in these despicable Greedy Tory Robber Baron Taxes. Only a SCUM SOCIETY takes money off of women born with no rich benefactor or Trust fund to Finance their way through life and robs them of the money they had to work damn hard to earn in the first place. The CONSERVATIVE COLLECTIVE GREED is why the life of others were made hard in this Lunatic Asylum called Britain, whose motto is obviously "From Each according to his NEED to Each according to his GREED"! After all, It's a CRIME, that after years and years of Hard WORK and TOIL, I've not got a DIME in the Land of the TORY SWINE!!!!!!!!!!

  15. This is one of my favorite topics to share in college class. I realized that I had been mispronouncing a few terms too. This is a good correction to tell to my students before it's too late. This video also broadens more of my learning about Freud's theory. Thank you very much for sharing this video! 🙂 God bless!

  16. Although im sure he researched plent of people, sigmund Freud was a pervert and a coke fiend. He used his "research" in psycology to explain his own weird behaviour.

  17. Freud was a pioneer. He was always at the cutting edge of investigating human drives, and behavior. Many of his ideas attributed too much influence on the immediate environment. His most important contribution to the study of human behavior is the very precise breakdown of the human psyche. Here he is 100% accurate. The science of Transactional Analysis would not exist without his description of the three layers of the psyche: ID, SUPEREGO, and EGO.

  18. Freud to psychology is like cancer to bones.
    So If I said I want to have sex with Freud I realy mean his mother?? lol

  19. What a distorted and perverted concept in the beginning of the video. NO THANK YOU!!

  20. Sigmund fraud is more accurate than what we like to admit ,This man knew the human sexuality very well.

  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWEn7EcLJZk&t=4s
    : "Sexuality and Modern Clairvoyance Freudian Psychoanalysis and Swedenborg as a Seer (Dornach, September 14 1915)"- Rudolf Steiner

  22. This man understood one thing..and it made it easy to read people..everyone speaks from the subconscious.

  23. 프로이트의 이론에 대해 매우 큰 관심을 갖고 있는 학생입니다. 한국인들도 시청 가능하도록 자막이 추가되었으면 좋겠어요 !

    i'm the student who is interested in Sigmund Freud. i want to add subtitles for korean student

  24. Yeah, we definitely want a suicide man to help us with life's troubles….NOT.

  25. Hey I’m trying to deeply study psychology and expand on different theories but in order to do this I need to therapy different people in different difficult situations or bounce ideas with someone who has a lot of understanding on how people think and themselves have, cognitive thinking 🤔

  26. " never doing any work, eating too much, sleeping with members of our own family" Describes most of the south.

  27. Many a great man and lady
    Come in the body energy in every energy in the body.
    I N T U I T I V E L Y.
    A NEW CIVILIZATION.
    A NEW GREATNESS IN ALLNESS..
    COME TOGETHER IN PEACE.

  28. Please watch my video titled:
    "Why Modern Schooling Sucks"
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  29. If Freud hated his father and wanted to fuck his mother; why the hell would that be generalized on all humans??

  30. I often come across with many people in person who keep repeatedly belittling how true I find Freudian theory to my personal perception of self. I generally tend to leave a question mark at the end of any input rather than a full-stop and try to somewhat evaluate them within my reasoning. But no, I can't have opinions 😀

  31. But wasn't Freud's denial of the reality of child assault, claiming it to be it was a mental construct, what debunked his model?

  32. just I wanna ask where I can find his books his psychology books pdf please orderly cause I started with his book inhibition, symptoms & anxiety and I found really hard to read and understand so I wanted to have like a psychological background in my mind so I decided to read his books from his basics and fundamentals to the most deep & complexs books

  33. You should have also mentioned electra complex and should have told differnece between Oedipus complex and electra complex, it would have given more insight to those who doesn't belong to physchology field. You told about 3 stages while there sre 5 of them.

  34. AS long as psychiatry exists, rape, torture, brutality and cruelty to animals and humanbeings will exist. War will exist and torture and abuse of animals, and even children also.

  35. All we need to know is that he was a jew. That would tell you much about him, his world, his work and his goals. Those who know will know what I mean, those who don’t are lost in this world. Big love for all ❤️

  36. Dude. Step a couple inches away from the microphone. Or put a fucking filter on that bitch.

  37. “I’m not saying you wanna bang your mom. But you wanna bang your mom” ——Freud

  38. Freud was an absolute charlatan. In France at least it's well known nowadays. Michel Onfray, a prolific and hardworking french philosopher demonstrated the absolute quackery of the freudian system. He was the Madoff of cognitive therapy. Read "Le crépuscule d'une idole, l'affabulation freudienne".

  39. Yes, sometimes an ignorant person as myself believes tô understand What doesn't . I never understood Freud by ignorancy. In another way I don't have obligation to know him. Better tô trust a psychocologist.

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