WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF DEPTH THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?
The goal of Depth Therapy is to help the individual coming for help diminish the conditioning of the self from all the defense mechanisms and conditioned responses that are based on the concept of “right,” “wrong,” “good,” and “bad.” The process helps expose the buried self to stimuli and utilize the feeling aspects of our system rather than the intellectual aspects asthe basis for survival and creativity.
In attempting rediscovery of the feeling self, the environment in the therapeutic milieu becomes one of womblike security and safety, later to become a source of environmental acceptance. Finally,the therapeutic relationship provides encouragement to the new found self to separate the real in the relationship from the distorted (transference)part. To accomplish this final goal of separation,the process of therapy becomes the process of growth into a creative, separate self. All this, of course, cannot be totally accomplished since contamination of conditioning is…
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