Soon   the   world   will   pass   to   the   "dark   side"   -   in   many   countries   celebrate   the   holiday   of all   the   saints   -   Halloween.   Practical   psychologist   Marina   Petrusenko    shared   her thoughts on this matter. - What you thoughts as Psychologist what Halloween real is? Marina   Petrusenko:   Halloween   is   many-sided.   But   we   can   make   a   therapy   out   of   it. After   all,   there   is   nothing   unequivocally   harmful.   The   root   of   many   psychological problems   lies   in   the   fact   that   we   hide   in   the   shadows   what   is   painful,   scary,   and   what simply   does   not   feel   like   looking.   After   all,   when   you   tell   a   child   not   to   be   angry, negative   emotions   do   not   disappear,   but   go   into   the   shadows.   Hidden   emotions   later transform   themselves   in   the   form   of   unpredictable   reactions,   terrible   dreams   and   even somatic   symptoms.   And   when   we   give   the   opportunity   to   manifest   fears,   live   some shadow   negative   role,   we   get   a   relaxation   of   tension.   And   we   learn   the   resource   that is hidden in this role for us. We become stronger and many-sided. -   So   you   want   to   say   that   the   holiday   of   Halloween   with   its   horror   stories   and attributes has almost therapeutic meaning? Marina    Petrusenko:    Yes.    Psychologists    often    use    terrible    masks    during    therapy sessions.    Yes,    and    children    do    not    accidentally    choose    for    themselves    negative characters,   scary,   at   the   sight   of   the   parent,   toys,   try   on   the   role   of   "bad   guys"   of   cartoons.   This   is   an   opportunity   to   confront   and accept   one   of   the   sides   of   oneself   and   life.   The   fact   is   that   through   such   roles   the   child   gets   access   to   the   forbidden   power,   the energy   of   joy   and   permission.   After   all,   to   be   obedient   at   all   times   is   at   least   boring.   And   the   reason   I   speak   about   kids   is   that inside us we are still children with all our fear and trouble. So we should sometimes set free other side of ourselves. - Among other things, this holiday also reveals archetypes. Marina   Petrusenko:   Oh   sure. Archetypes   of   vampires,   walking   dead,   zombies   and   other   fashionable   heroes   of   mass   culture   find in   us   an   unconscious   response,   because   any   person   is   afraid   of   death,   for   us   it   is   inevitable. And   the   action   with   disguises   in   the representatives   of   evil   spirits   has   also   a   controlphobic   element.   It's   like   a   cure   for   phobia,   a   kind   of   struggle   with   fear.   Especially we like to play it collectively, at gay parties, in clubs.
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Soon    the    world    will    pass    to the    "dark    side"    -    in    many countries        celebrate        the holiday    of    all    the    saints    - Halloween.                  Practical psychologist                  Marina Petrusenko         shared        her thoughts on this matter. -     What     you     thoughts     as Psychologist                   what Halloween real is? Marina                 Petrusenko: Halloween   is   many-sided.   But we   can   make   a   therapy   out   of it.   After   all,   there   is   nothing   unequivocally   harmful.   The   root   of many   psychological   problems   lies   in   the   fact   that   we   hide   in   the shadows   what   is   painful,   scary,   and   what   simply   does   not   feel like   looking.   After   all,   when   you   tell   a   child   not   to   be   angry, negative   emotions   do   not   disappear,   but   go   into   the   shadows. Hidden    emotions    later    transform    themselves    in    the    form    of unpredictable    reactions,    terrible    dreams    and    even    somatic symptoms. And   when   we   give   the   opportunity   to   manifest   fears, live   some   shadow   negative   role,   we   get   a   relaxation   of   tension. And   we   learn   the   resource   that   is   hidden   in   this   role   for   us.   We become stronger and many-sided. -   So   you   want   to   say   that   the   holiday   of   Halloween   with   its horror     stories     and     attributes     has     almost     therapeutic meaning? Marina    Petrusenko:    Yes.    Psychologists    often    use    terrible masks    during    therapy    sessions.    Yes,    and    children    do    not accidentally   choose   for   themselves   negative   characters,   scary, at   the   sight   of   the   parent,   toys,   try   on   the   role   of   "bad   guys"   of cartoons.   This   is   an   opportunity   to   confront   and   accept   one   of the   sides   of   oneself   and   life.   The   fact   is   that   through   such   roles the   child   gets   access   to   the   forbidden   power,   the   energy   of   joy and   permission.   After   all,   to   be   obedient   at   all   times   is   at   least boring.   And   the   reason   I   speak   about   kids   is   that   inside   us   we are   still   children   with   all   our   fear   and   trouble.   So   we   should sometimes set free other side of ourselves. - Among other things, this holiday also reveals archetypes. Marina   Petrusenko:   Oh   sure. Archetypes   of   vampires,   walking dead,   zombies   and   other   fashionable   heroes   of   mass   culture find   in   us   an   unconscious   response,   because   any   person   is afraid    of    death,    for    us    it    is    inevitable.   And    the    action    with disguises    in    the    representatives    of    evil    spirits    has    also    a controlphobic   element.   It's   like   a   cure   for   phobia,   a   kind   of struggle   with   fear.   Especially   we   like   to   play   it   collectively,   at gay parties, in clubs.
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Psychology: what Halloween really is