Psychoanalysis is a lifestyle that involves a different way of acknowledging and interpreting the world and our place in it. Psychoanalysis examines culture, pain, sexuality, drama, art, philosophies, human behaviour and all forms of thinking and activity. Psychoanalysis is also a clinical practice predicated on a theory that the human condition allows for self-improvement by way of monitoring human thoughts, feelings, emotions and their outcomes. Psychoanalysis gives focus to the unconscious mind as well to its cognitive and conscious implications.
Unlike many other therapies psychoanalysis does not pathologize the individual, it treats everyone as unique, purposeful and deserving of a full and creative life. Psychoanalysis teaches the recipient to analyze dreams, fantasies, humour, images, memories and internal conversations and to determine how these narratives action the body in symptoms, pain and sometimes chronic illness, all of which the psychoanalyst takes to be caused by repressed emotions and a lack of outward communication. In this respect, the psychoanalyst understands the burden of that which cannot be otherwise spoken or shared. To this end, psychoanalysis gives primary focus to the unconscious and how it drives the many decisions and events in our everyday lives. The practice of psychoanalysis comes from a place of empathy, acceptance and personal experience. Every psychoanalyst has gone through a process of self-development and the aim is to use this to interact with the person(s) at the deepest and most spiritual level.