It’s Time For A New Psychology.

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung had different approaches to psychology, but both are considered to be the founders of the modern psychoanalytic movement. Jung ultimately formed his own influential psychology school of thought known as analytical psychology, while much of Freudian psychoanalytic concepts grew directly out of his work with his patients.

As Freud tried to understand and explain their symptoms, he became increasingly interested in the role of the unconscious mind in the development of mental illness. And both were and are, wonderful and necessary.

They are the founders of what allowed the Psychotherapy field to develop. Without their work, where would be be today? But they were born in a Victorian era and their theories were developed within a repressed society. We’re in the 21st century now. We are not a repressed society. Human beings have evolved and the aim now in psychotherapy is not just unraveling past pain and suffering, but also in correcting patterns of behaviour that hinder us in our lives.

That hinder society. We are not victims of our past, but rather victors of our own destiny. We aim towards taking responsibility for our behaviour, calling ourselves out on bad behaviour, and making change that is more productive to relating well with self and those around us.

We need a new psychology. And that’s where Glasserian psychology steps in. Dr William Glasser came to the conclusion that all behaviour is driven from the inside, regardless of external influences. We are all in control of our own choices, and every behaviour is a choice.

Glasser rejects outside influence, saying that no one else can make anyone do or feel anything. Glasser contends that every behaviour is a choice, even if we may not be fully aware of it, that it is our responsibility to become aware, and make change.

We are all responsible for our own choices, and all behaviour is a choice. This is called ‘internal motivation’, but most us behave via ‘external control’ – the belief that we are not responsible for our own choices.

Dr Glasser states that we are all trying to relate in this world and ultimately, that every problem we have is based on relationships, or the lack of healthy relationships. He shows us a new way forward. One that empowers us towards healthier choices and encourages us to take responsibility for our own lives.

We only need look at the exposure of narcissistic behaviour in our society to see how not taking responsibility for how we behave/treat others is taking its toll on our world as we know it. It’s time for change. Firstly within ourselves and how we relate.

We hope u enjoy this clip. Well worth watching, and it gives some insight into the concepts of Glasserian psychology.

Time For A New Psychology YT Video

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