What methods are used?
Psychoanalysts use many methods to help analysands (people in analysis) to become more self-aware. These include, "free association", dreams, "flash thoughts", day dreams, fantasies, creating a confidential and safe atmosphere, the couch and regular and frequent appointments, four or four times a week. Treatment spans a significant period of time. Each will be addressed in turn.
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