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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.15303/rjeap.2016.v7i3.a8

 

8 - SYMBOLS ANALYSIS IN GENERATING INSIGHTS. A SMALL ANALYTICAL GROUP CASE STUDY.

Crinela Turcu

Romanian College of Psychologists, Bucharest

Abstract

Insight concept has a central role in the psychodynamic labour since beginning. Nowadays, in the light of new findings from neuroscience, insight can be conceptualized as outcome of analytical process also as the core of changes outset. Therefore, insights can play an important role in analytical psychotherapy approach, both in individual or group settings. The main purpose of this study is to describe the way in which symbol analyse, a central analytical technique, can stimulate and generate insights regarding important relationships, mental patterns or personal life events in order to support psychological reframing, inner growth and individuation process. For this case study were used qualitative analysis of 12 analytical group psychotherapy sessions transcripts (N=6). The results sustain that the same symbol generate different kind of insights related with inner psychological condition of participants. Analytical labour with symbols reveals the multiple possibilities to reframe the psychological contents and personal experiences in order to gain emotional balance and sustain personal development.

Keywords:  symbol analysis, analytical psychology, psychological complex, insight, small analytical group

 

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