"Look into the depths of your own soul and learn first to know yourself, then you will understand why this illness was bound to come upon you and perhaps you will thenceforth avoid falling ill."
Born May 6, 1856 Sigmund Freud is still the man known as the "father of psychoanalysis." Sigmund Freud and his influential work on his theories of the unconscious mind, mechanisms of repression, and creating the clinical method of psychoanalysis for investigating the mind in treating psychopathology by dialogue the patient and psychoanalyst. Sigmund Freud has had a tremendous influence on many modern cultures today. Freud's theory was that people carry on painful memories from their childhood and even if unrecognized they lay in the unconscious self. He believed this part of the mind was also where an individual contained desires, and painful memories that lay dormant and may be too frightening to recognize. He believe that if these memories could somehow be brought into the conscious mind the patient would again feel the pain but this time as an adult, and hopefully we able to understand them so that the pain of the past would be weekend and they would lose their power over the persons physical health and the patient would soon get better.
Sigmund Freud proposed the my was divided into three parts the ID, the ego and the superego. The superego acts as a restraint government of values we learned from our parents and society. The job of the superego helps keep the ID under control. While the ID is completely unconscious , providing energy for feelings that demand immediate satisfactions of needs and desires. The Ego provides the immediate reaction to the events of reality in this also the first learned fence between the self and outside world. It tries to balance the two extremes of the ID and the superego . From these extensive studies and research from Freud, and although his work is still a topic for debate very controversial his work has...