I was always very keen to undertake psychoanalysis to be better but as with many people, I always found reasons to postpone it. I finally started psychoanalysis after I felt I was not in control of my stress at work after I was promoted, but in reality, I also felt that the last love breakups I had, I suffered disproportionally and that I used to get irritated with many things of normal life; so there were many aspects of my life that I knew could be better.
That was over five years ago and I cannot describe in words how the psychoanalysis has changed my life for the better, much better. Thanks to psychoanalysis, I live with less angst and I'm much calmer. I am able to see things as they are, am able to read the reality as it is and I live with less preconceived ideas and biases. That allows me to live my life with flow, pursuing my dreams without anxiety, facing drawbacks with naturality, building a strong confidence on myself, being free of toxic people and things. For me specifically, psychoanalysis has allowed me to live love relationships with joy and without anxiety, searching for love to find a partner with whom to have a heathy and loving relationship, when before I felt fear and suffering.
Thanks to psychoanalysis I verbalized things that I wanted to achieve in my life, like dedicating time to education and making a career change. I am now teaching, and I made a career change over a year ago. I would not have been able to make it through the year it took to change my career without psychoanalysis, it helped me deal with uncertainty and the fear of failure, I learned to be patient, to be ok with things that are outside my control, in simple words, to live life as it is - as there is always uncertainty and that is ok. And I finally think what psychoanalysis allows you is to live your life with more freedom, liberated of ideas imposed by either society, culture, family or your past experiences. It gives you the confidence to chase what you want in life and choose the people you want to share it with and live without drama, angst, suffering and resentment – you can just be calm, patient and happy.
41 years old patient
“I had tried (and quitted) other therapies before and none of them worked. I was hopeless but also … desperate for help. I … luckily (and randomly) landed with Maria. Relationship with my family was a struggle, my anxiety and physical symptoms (of all sort) made my life an absolute torture: I could not sleep, nor work, eating was also difficult. I was suffering all the time. Thanks to this therapy, I now live calm, most of my physical symptoms are gone and I perform mentally and physically as I never thought I could. ”