Psychology according to Alfred Adler

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As part of our holistic medical approach, psychological well-being is a fundamental pillar for maintaining health and treating diseases.

Here, comparative individual psychology according to Adler is very suitable. He sees the human being as an indivisible unity of body and mind, whose behaviour can only be understood by taking into account the context in which he/she lives.

Conventional psychology (also called causal), seeks the causes of certain behaviour in the past, exempting the person from his or her ability, decision-making capabilities and responsibilities in the environment in which the person lives, and therefore, in his or her actions.

Psychology according to Adler (also called final) aims at identifying the conscious goals, and especially unconscious ones, that determine the events coming from the person.

The lifestyle of the person (which includes aspects of self-perceptions, the environment, the conscious purpose and the reaction in the particular situation) is based on unconscious purposes and is determined by the interpretation of individual experiences in early childhood. This interpretation (private logic), however, contains errors of thought as the child until the age of 7-9 years has not yet developed logical thinking, and perceives everything through emotions.

Questioning this logic enables the person to change his/her behaviour through the assumption of responsibility in his/her actions.

According to Adler, all our problems are consequences of conflicts coming from our closest relationships. If these conflicts are not resolved on a psychological level, the problem can be moved to the physical sphere, with disturbances in the body and finally a real disease. You may well find similarities with the principles of psychosomatic, but have individual shades, which you can only discover through targeted work and the availability of the person in question.

The message that comes ultimately from Adler could be summed up as follows: “What I created, I can also undo.”

 

What is the purpose of the interview?

To reduce stress in everyday life through a better understanding of self and others.

 

What happens?

Personal interviews last between 60 and 90 minutes, where the client or patient can explain themselves, led by the specialist, who has different psychological tools available. Such tools may even be creative, helping you understand the unconscious purposes from the first years of life.

 

Who can benefit from this technique?

Anyone with physical or mental discomfort in everyday life and, in particular, those who are sick or wonder if a deeper reason may be behind his/her symptoms.

 

How many sessions are needed?

The person seriously interested can get some ideas from every interview that allow a constructive change in his/her of life. Then, he/she will decide when he/she has found his/her balance.

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