… convince me!


I would say to people, if you’re curious, try it out. There are plenty of other treatments in the culture and something else may work for you, it may be aromatherapy, but this is what psychoanalysis is like, give it a go. But that’s all. To make too much of a case for it beforehand is to make a false promise. Some people find it wonderful. Some people find it absolutely pointless. Some people find it exploitative. It’s only for the people who are moved by it, amused by it, interested by it, comforted by it. People who find it fraudulent, diminishing and absurd shouldn’t do it. That’s fine. 

Adam Phillips