Article by Kajsa Haidl at DN Kultur (2020-02-02).
Haidl ponders what it might be like in psychoanalysis that now seems to attract a younger audience. To lectures and – but perhaps not to the same extent, as it costs some o usually not subsidized by society – to the analysis sofas.
"Perhaps the answer lies in my own millennial generation, where a strong desire to commit to something long-lasting exists. Something that really takes you up and fills one's life with meaning, in times when society values science and rationality at the expense of feeling and intuition.
The interest in going _all in_ is evident in my own circle, where friends describe all the tours of public health care therapy, with their mealy estimation forms and homework, as intellectual dead ends. Instead, we seek to remedy psychological and existential crises by going to church, doing yoga and meditation, geeking out metaphysics, taking psychedelic drugs and ayahuasca. Or go into psychoanalysis."
Psychoanalyst Johan Eriksson interviewed in the article is quoted:
The ever-connected existence feeds the infantile sides of our spiritual life and makes us insensitive to existential problems, moral conflicts and social crises. People are starting to realize and react to this.
Readable, but unfortunately (I think) the article and the two lines that followed behind a paywall. 5/2 of psychologist Björn Hedensjö: "Healthcare should not put patients on the divan." Johan Eriksson: "Psychoanalysis is definitely an alternative to CBT." Anyway, here are the links: