Tuesday, June 5, 2012

heads you win, tails you can’t lose

The goal of Freudian psychoanalysis is to bring repressed thoughts and feelings into consciousness.

A technique attributed to Sigmund Freud to help in making difficult decisions is to toss a coin---not actually to determine the decision---but to clarify the decision-maker's feelings. 
He explained: "I did not say you should follow blindly what the coin tells you. What I want you to do is to note what the coin indicates. Then look into your own reactions. 

Ask yourself: Am I pleased? Am I disappointed? That will help you to recognize how you really feel about the matter, deep down inside.”

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