WHAT IS INSIGHT-ORIENTED THERAPY?
When you have freedom, you have power. You have a greater range of choices available to you in any given situation. Insight allows you to break free from old habits and patterns of behavior. It lets you choose new ones as you see fit. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is freedom at the deepest level.
Unconscious mental life is a core assumption in insight-oriented therapy. This means that there is a belief that your problems, symptoms, and general discomforts are rooted in, or caused by, something that is occurring inside you, but about which you do not yet know. The primary method of therapy becomes making the unconscious conscious. In this manner, you become free of the unknown blockages that prevent you from your best level of functioning.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
INSIGHT PERMITS FOR CHOICE
The subconscious is where our experiences, beliefs and memories are stored. Self-knowledge, the understanding of our thoughts and behaviors and their influence on our lives, will make the unconscious conscious. This raise in consciousness and change in thoughts and behavior prevents our false beliefs, negative emotions and self-defeating behaviors from directing our fate. Our fate is now determined by our knowing ourselves enough to take effective action in our daily lives. Insight allows you to break free from old habits and patterns of behavior. It lets you choose new ones as you see fit.