Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses in-depth talk therapy to bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to the surface. By bringing deeply buried thought and feelings to the surface, people experience consciousness of repressed emotions from childhood. Examining and discussing past traumas allow for an understanding of current symptoms. By encouraging insightful discussion on past traumas, people are able to understand the meaning of their behaviour through association, resistance analysis, and dream and thought interpretations. Then by transferring the knowledge of the past to the present, the conscious becomes clearer.