"disclosing his wounds to his listener"

Tell your troubles to a Guatemalan worry doll, place it beneath your pillow and, according to legend, those worries will be gone by morning.” – an ancient legend

Talk therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the significance of an ailing person or patient speaking to the therapist to express and resolve issues.

Researches related to the mind, and the brain, indicate that putting problems into words eases emotional distress. Psychologists from Spinoza to William James have advocated and recognized the power of language and hence of talk therapy.

Psychoanalysis, the first modern form of psychotherapy, was initially referred to as the "talking cure," and many therapies practiced today still depend on deriving information and instilling confidence in the patient, or client, through the exchange of dialogue between the counselor or therapist and the person seeking help.