Adversity and Pandemics: Dr Yosef Alhasany’s Innovative Perspective on Psychoanalysis

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  • The WHO pointed out that the pandemic caused mass trauma bigger than that of WWII
  • A unique and ‘medically realistic’ approach provides new, innovative insights and paves the way towards a much brighter future in today’s challenging and stigma-infested society in relation to Mental Health.
  • With the arrival of COVID-19 mental health issues have seen a drastic incline worldwide, and more people are now looking for a form of therapy that actually works. 

The adversity brought by the global pandemic, have experts rethink mental health provisions, most notably, access to assistance. Dr Yosef Alhasany argues that even 12 sessions are not sufficient to assist with psychoanalysis during the type of adversity people face during the pandemic.

A Personal History of Adversity

Dr. Yosef Alhasany (Yousef Khaled Fuad Hasan), is a psychoanalyst who specializes in the fields of Cognitive Behaviour and Relationships Coaching. He is most well known for his unprecedented perspective and harsh critique on the efficacy of some of the more ‘traditional’ methods of psychoanalysis, as well as for his inspiring personal history which involves overcoming a significant amount of adversity and personal struggles- further analyzed below.

Having personally battled with the unrivalled confusion and chaos that is associated with a deteriorated mental health for years- including Major Depression, General Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Dr. Alhasany utilized his own medical expertise and past experiences to develop a sufficient form of therapy that allowed him to significantly improve his own personal mental health- as well as the mental health of his future patients.

Psychotherapy: Discovering a Unique Approach?

Facing and overcoming his aforementioned personal struggles in relation to his Mental Health is Dr. Yosef Alhasany’s self-proclaimed ‘ultimate achievement’; this is because doing so allowed him to effectively assess and examine the plethora of ineffective methods, inaccuracies, and issues with some of the more ‘traditional’ psychoanalytic methods, and consequently aided him greatly in discovering and perfecting his ‘realistic approach’. 

This approach tailors psychotherapy to address the issues that have arisen as a result of the patient’s past, and directly tackles aspects of one’s character and personality (character deficits) which are a direct result of subconscious biases inherited by a potential: society, parental figure, or religious body. Consequently, Dr. Yosef Alhasany’s approach is said to address a patient’s real character issues, and not those of his ‘fake self’.

During his own struggles, Dr.Yosef Alhasany discovered a degree of uncertainty in relation to some of the more ‘traditional’ psychoanalytic methods. He witnessed an abundance of misinformation, low efficacy treatments, and a plethora of psychotherapists using drugs as a way of avoiding the need to tackle some of the more challenging issues at hand.

Simply put, he saw it as a rather materialist approach which- in reality, did very little to help individuals and merely masked one’s actual symptoms with a ‘high degree of limitations’.In relation to traditional behavioral therapy, Dr. Alhasany describes how the commonly advertised 12 sessions is not nearly enough; in fact, twelve sessions seldom ever get anywhere near deep enough to address the critical roots of a patient’s issues. 

His aforementioned ‘realistic’ approach adopts a different process; this involves diving deep into the roots of a patient’s problems and prolifically analyzing crucial and memorable parts of their life. These include: childhood complexities, charactaristical deficits and emotional suppression. 

‘Consequently, we begin the process of dissecting and analyzing how one’s ‘fake self’ was made, how the mind is operating, and how such misconceptions of one’s self can indirectly and subconsciously affect a person by deteriorating their mental health and stopping them from forming and maintaining robust, healthy relationships’- Dr. Yosef Alhasany.

One’s True Self: A More In Depth Analysis

Unsurprisingly, the aforementioned method above is a very long form of therapy.

Accordingly, its aim is to positively enhance one’s long term mental health by tackling the long term problems associated with one’s true self- not with misconceptions ‘inherited by a religious structure, dysfunctional parental figure, or an unrepresentative societal system that doesn’t actually represent us’ and consequently ‘unshackle’ persons and allow them to live a more fulfilling and holistically healthy life in relation to their Mental Health.

Dr. Yosef Alhasany’s new book, called Your psychological subconsciousness complexes: Are your maternal prison?’ is due to be released soon and provides a further in-depth analysis of his unique and innovative medical perspective which aims to adopt a more effective method of psychoanalysis.

‘When a patient has a designated mental health problem, the goal of a psychotherapist should always be to effectively address the roots of their problem, rather than merely tackling the consequent symptoms that have arisen.’- Dr.Yosef Alhasany.