"The secrets of eternity neither you know, nor I; And of this enigma, neither you speak, nor I.
Behind the curtain there is the talk of you and me; When it falls shall neither you remain, nor I."
(Khayyam, 1048-1131)

Freud founded psychoanalysis during the last gasps of the nineteenth century. The night of 24th July 1895, Freud’s dream eventually came true through a dream. The inception of psychoanalysis, from Freud’s midsummer night’s dream to the idea of lying the patients down to free-associate, was to give this approach a signature: the couch.

It was the last decade of the nineteenth century which made the Freudian bible. Fifteen years after the ‘Caesar of Salpêtrière’ (Charcot’s) Tuesday lectures in Paris, and the outcome of ten years of observation and experimentation with patients, and five years after Freud’s famous dream of Irma, The Interpretation of Dreams was published.

The title of “talking cure” itself, however, originally came from Bertha Pappenheim – Anna O – who was undergoing Breuer’s treatment in the early 1880s.

We work in a tradition, which was taken up from where Freud himself had sensed a need for further elaboration: he had run out of time, and another fresh start was to come and continue discovering the great mystery of the human psyche. Psychoanalysis is indebted to the suffering subjects as the adventurers of the Unconscious, the analysands and the analysts, throughout the history of Psychoanalysis.

Our Contemporary time leads us to rush in choosing unlimited options promptly and constantly. Many might find it difficult to find a space outside such an imposing discourse. Psychoanalytic discourse, however, is concerned with the particularity of each subject’s circumstances. How would it be possible for a subject to maintain a relationship with the Other, while having an essential desire to be recognised as a different being from it?

You might be keen to embark upon a journey of discovery to approach the above question.