Jofi: Freuds Grand Dame
York nineteen sixty one. Child. Psychologists bars Levinson stepped up to the microphone in front of the American Cycle Poso station. Levinson was nervous his research, Zam vicious controversial even. But if there was even a slight chance, he could convince his colleagues. It would be worth the risk to his reputation. Levinson, took a drink of water, a deep breath, and told his peers about jingles dog. Levinson had been treating a disturbed child by chance. He notes as the boy seems much more forthcoming. Whenever Levinson was accompanied by his dog, further, research had shown the doctor that this wasn't an isolated incident. Other children who had trouble communicating invariably became more expressive when jingles was in the room. There before his wide eyed peers. Levinson presented reams of data leading to the same conclusion. Dogs actually helped treat anxiety PTSD and several other psychological conditions. Those in the crowd, witnessing the first formal presentation of animal assisted therapy in America. and. It couldn't have gone worse. The audience erupted into laughter. Colleagues openly mocked him for a group of people that made a living studying people's feelings. They didn't seem at all concerned about Boris Levinson's. But then. Something unexpected happened. Levinson gained a powerful ally. From beyond the grave. Shortwhile after the conference, the letters and journals another doctor were published detailing his working relationship with a special friend. A little dog named Joe. Who sat next to the therapy couch of Doctor Sigmund Freud. Welcome to tales podcast original every week. We tell the stories of historic heroic canines. We'll profile dogs who saved people from earthquakes went to outer space, and even spurred the invention of Velcro. If you're looking for fun stories and a warm heart, you're barking up the right tree. I'm your host Alistair? You can find episodes of talk tales, and all other podcast originals for free on spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream folktales for free on spotify just open the APP and type dog tales in the search bar. At podcast with grateful for you, our listeners, you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how doing reach ounce on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at Parkas Network, and if you enjoy today's episode, the best way to help us is to leave a five star. Review wherever you're listening. This week! We're telling the story of Wolf Joe. Lewin young and Loonie to beloved pets and Co workers to Sigmund Freud. Freud is frequently described as the father of psychoanalysis and his dog Jovi could be considered the Grande Dame of therapy dogs. Joe, fee, the Chow Chow had quite the impact on Sigmund Freud, but then productive union didn't start until much later in Freud's life, and as in any good therapy session to truly appreciate a person's intimate relationships. It's a good idea to start at the beginning. Born in eighteen, fifty six Sigmund Freud displayed brightness from a young age. His family led a hardscrabble life. Moving from what we now know is the Czech Republic to Vienna Austria when he was about full. But his austere childhood didn't slow him down. He Graduated Secondary School with honors in seventy three, and began studying medicine at the University of Vienna when he was seventeen. In eighteen, eighty four, he began studying the psychological effects of cocaine as the stimulant what followed was a stupendous life of intellectual curiosity and incite. With seeming superhuman energy, he took the psychology community by storm. He studied the effects of hysteria. The therapeutic use of hypnosis began his own private practice, got married and had six children with his wife. He became a neurologist teamed up with fellow analysis. All Star Carl. Young for a time, posited the existence of human unconscious mind, and wrote the interpretation of dreams. He applied his theories to art, history, literature and anthropology. He introduced the terms ego, and it rocked, an iconic bid smoked many cigars and pretty much changed the world as we know it. By Age sixty-nine Sigmund Freud had accomplished enough for several lifetimes. But throughout his long eventful career, Freud had never known the companionship of a dog of his own. So when he finally experienced that joy ferry late in life. had an enormous psychological impact. For most of his life, Sigmund Freud wasn't interested in dogs unless they appeared in people's dreams. In this respect, he was all in. Pencil in Hand Freud. AAs probing questions of his patients. In the dream, was this dog in relation to you? If the dream dog was hiding crouched in the bushes if he bit or jumped on top of his patient Freud may have concluded the dogs symbolize the patient's repressed anxiety in Freud's opinion. A dog was never just a dog. At the time, many eastern Europeans believed dogs symbolized avarice and evil, and they will often considered unclean. In the Jewish community there was a residual fear of dogs, a psychological lack. Some suggest was leftover from violent programs where police used attack dogs to subdued the vulnerable. This sort of antisemitism was all too common impre- weld wool to Europe as a result. It was fairly uncommon for Jewish men of Freud's generation to have dogs. So if a dog popped up in a patient's dream Freud had good reason to be concerned. But any stigma attached to dogs was outweighed by Freud's concerned for the safety of his daughter Anna. As she matured. He was nervous about half. Frequent unaccompanied walks in Vienna and the surrounding area. To hell with their lousy reputation, he thought his daughter could use a dog. To put it in Freud's terms, he believes the dog could be a projection of himself, warding off evil doers who might do ana.