This video explains how psychological problems such as anxiety and depression are generated as a result of internal forces that work to repress our core emotions. Psychotherapy is the process of identifying these forces, turning against them, and processing the feelings that have been avoided.
The Triangle of Conflict
This triangle is illustrates how traumatic events generate powerful emotions that and how those emotions trigger anxiety, which in turn leads us to use defense mechanisms in order to ward off our anxiety and the emotions themselves. These mechanisms wreak havoc in our lives.