If this person consults a psychotherapist, the psychotherapist has at least three options:
1. The psychotherapist can concentrate on the organism of the patient. The discussion will focus on the patient’s tendency to become anxious when he takes his word back. This type of analysis often makes him feel even more guilty because he then believes he is neurotic, mentally disordered. The body psychotherapist will remark, for example, that when the patient feels increasingly guilty, his loss of power is accompanied by a respiratory restriction and a weakening of the organism’s grounding.
2. The false information the patient receives from his environment may weaken his confidence in his spontaneous reactions and gut feelings. When he has been surrounded by secrets for many years, he may develop an unsecure relation with reality, which can sometimes lead to a psychotic cleavage and psychotic episodes, with delusional beliefs.24
3. The psychotherapist can also work on the relationship between the organism of the patient and the situation in which he lives. The therapist uses the therapeutic alliance to give the patient the force to question his network of alliances. They are now two to accomplish this task instead of only one. If the psychotherapist also has the means to discover that those who manipulated his patient hid certain information from him, his task will be greatly facilitated, because the patient’s passions will be able to return to appropriate emotions.
The Spinozanâ psychotherapist has a systemic approach not only to the individual organism but also to the situation in which this individual is a part. This is a constant theme in body25 and systemic26 psychotherapy.