If for Freud the theoretical basis of the therapeutic action of interpretation was a supposedly objective observation (analysis) of the unconscious, in a post-modern, co-constructivist and relational view, the supporting idea of therapeutic action has become a therapeutic relation capable of favoring a re-arrangement of a fixed repertoire of interactions-relations and forecasts-expectations-strategies. In other words, a negotiation more beneficial for the analyzand. Even the expression of consciousness seen in the implicit-explicit interactive continuum and the renegotiation of ancient decisions of dismissing specific aspects also through implicit-procedural channels, makes the therapeutic relation a factor that frees the analyzand’s capacity for elaborating new conscious meanings that were unavailable before. In other words, an expansion of consciousness.
Keywords: Negotiation, pre-negotiation, organization of living systems, procedural unconscious, consciousness