In this book, Dr. Horney discusses the possibilities of self-analysis - to what extent individuals can use the techniques of psychoanalysis on their own to solve problems. She discusses the driving forces in the neuroses, the different stages of psychoanalytic understanding, the patient's and the analyst's share in the psychoanalytic process, occasional and systematic self-analysis, and the realistic expectations of undertaking self-analysis.
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Feasibility and Desirability of SelfAnalysis
The Driving Forces in Neuroses
Stages of Psychoanalytic Understanding
The Patients Share in the Psychoanalytic Process
The Analysts Share in the Psychoanalytic Process
Systematic SelfAnalysis Preliminaries
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Page 6 - ... injuring their relationships with others. As will happen when any new vista is opened up, the significance of this new orientation was at first overrated. It was frequently declared, and the opinion is still widespread, that analysis is the only means of furthering personality growth. Needless to say, that is not true. Life itself is the most effective help for our development.