Most of us in western society have learned the mindset since birth, that when it comes to matters of one’s health, we typically wait till there is a problem, then take “it” and ourselves to the doctor, and literally dump our self and the issue on the doctor to solve the problem.
In actuality, what we are doing, is either realizing, recognizing, or otherwise admitting we have a problem… then as quickly as practical, (and there is often much reluctance and procrastination with many), we go to the doctor, not so much for an “assessment” as to dump the problem on the doctor to take care of. In psychological terms, this is “transference”
. This, possibly unconscious effort, is simply the way we have been trained!
While this methodology may have worked earlier in our lives, the allopathic medical system has evolved to one which is failing us now and will most assuredly fail us more on into in the future. With the reported average time most allopathic practitioners have of spending only seven (7) minutes to visit and assess their clients condition and needs, the level of individualized care simply HAS to suffer.
Transference is a phenomenon characterized by unconscious redirection of feelings from one person to another. One definition of transference is “the inappropriate repetition in the present of a relationship that was important in a person’s childhood.” Another definition is “the redirection of feelings and desires and especially of those unconsciously retained from childhood toward a new object.” Still another definition is “a reproduction of emotions relating to repressed experiences, especially of childhood, and the substitution of another person … for the original object of the repressed impulses.” Transference was first described by Sigmund Freud, who acknowledged its importance for psychoanalysis for better understanding of the patient’s feelings.