Title: Why did Freud leave hypnosis?
Presenters: Katarzyna Pieńko-Jamuła
the main building of AGH University of Science and Technology - A0
A0 Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej (al. Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków) 

Room 380B / Sala 380 B

Time: 20- 30 minute presentation during 5th pararell sesion- 14.06.2024 08:30-10:00

Language: EN


The timing of Freud's departure from hypnosis has become the foundation of psychoanalysis. The reasons for this departure are presented from different, often contradictory perspectives. Proponents of hypnosis point to Freud's problems in dealing with the phenomena he experienced from his
patients. Fanatics of psychoanalysis highlight its shortcomings, which influenced Freud to abandon its use. Yet perhaps both methods were important to Freud?
In my presentation, I will explore this milestone moment in the development of the psychoanalytic field with a neutral stance and a sympathetic approach to both perspectives. From my talk you will learn, among other things, what a hypnoid, an entrapped emotion and a psychic
parasite are. Outlining the specifics of the era and the way hypnosis was practised at the time, as well as the kind of problems Freud faced with his patients, I will trace the therapeutic challenges he faced at the time. 
I will then lead the audience in my presentation through the divergent developmental paths of the two methods clarifying their differently constructed identities.
Finally, I will present how the unconscious is defined in Milton Erickson's approach compared to that of the continuator of Freudian psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan.