1. Warum hast du Psycholyse gemacht? Hattest du persönliche Probleme, warst du in Therapie oder warst du z.B. einfach neugierig?

I attended my first session after an encounter with Dr. Samuel Widmer almost twenty years ago. I come from a dysfunctional family and my life was reduced to the level of the purely mechanical.

2. Wenn du Probleme hattest: inwieweit hat dir die Psycholyse bei deren Bewältigung geholfen? Was ist der Unterschied zu anderen Therapien? Wenn nicht: welchen Einfluss haben die Erfahrungen auf dein aktuelles Leben?

I had been seeing a counsellor for a few years before I attended my first session but it was only during that session that I was able to ‚let everything in‘ and begin the grieving and healing process.

3. Immer wieder liest man davon, dass Psycholyse Machtmissbrauch, Grenzüberschreitung und Scharlatanerie bedeutet. Wie siehst du das aus deiner persönlichen Erfahrung heraus?

I had a problem with boundaries – either they were too rigid or I did not respect other’s boundaries. What I have learned through psycholysis is to respect boundaries and to see where they are required. I have not experienced any abuse of power or transgression of boundaries in any of the sessions that I have attended.

4. Die Psycholyse bzw. die meisten dazu benötigten Substanzen sind ja verboten. Wie stehst du dazu?

Despite the ban on substances, substance abuse is a huge problem in society. From my experience with 12 Step Groups, the abuse of alcohol and legal and illegal drugs is a huge problem that has devastating consequences for families and children. To ban substances used in psycholysis that could help alleviate these problems is utter foolishness.

5. Hast du noch weitere Bemerkungen, die dir wichtig sind, sofern sie nicht durch die anderen Fragen beantwortet wurden?

I feel that anyone who chooses psycholysis must be willing to accept total responsibility for the consequences. These consequences arise as a result of finally being able to see ourselves, the state of our relationships and the chaos and suffering we continue to create in the world.

Dwight Aranha (47), Bookkeeper