What Can You Do?
If you have followed our outline of Dr. Bergler's work, as suggested in the Read First link, you have made a first step in educating yourself as to the theory.
However, as our Treatment / Resistance link states, understanding theory is only some 10% of the struggle; 90% of it is the 'working through' process.
Dr. Bergler did not believe that, in cases of severe neuroses, a self-analysis was possible:
"In recent years there has been a good deal of talk about 'self-analysis'. This is sheer nonsense. 'Self-analysis' is no more than a fancy word to describe the process by which one arrives at the wrong conclusions about oneself." nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn--Tensions can be Reduced to Nuisances, (1960), p. 140.
But he did offer 10 practical rules for those he termed 'not-too-neurotic' people.
Read as much of Bergler's work as possible. What we would hope for you is that you become familiar with the 'players': the Ego, Id, and Superego; and the Drama (see Adult/Drama link) you (all of us) live out.
In this way, you can learn, over time, to 'talk' to your unconscious: defy the cruel, irrational demands of Daimonion. Recognize Daimonion as the true 'enemy within'.
Here is how one client put it:
"How does it work? ...I get the sense that my conscious mind is communicating to my unconscious mind that it is...aware of its [the unconscious] machinations that are likely to cause, in Bergler's terms, conscious suffering through unconscious pleasure. It's like saying to my unconscious, 'the jig is up, I know what you are up to, and I do not intend to let you get away with it any longer.'”
Beyond that, you might consider seeking out a Berglerian therapist. There are a few in Toronto. Contact Us if you need asssitance, and/or have any questions about Dr. Bergler, or The Edmund Bergler Society of Toronto.