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
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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