In case of my client RP it was a fixation that had occurred when he was an infant. Here is an interesting story behind the episode based on a custom. A distant relative of RP was a wizard. The wizard came to see RP when he was born. RP was the second son of his parents. The wizard asked RP’s mother not to say son as he will become a wizard in the future to serve humanity because of a custom to give the second son to religion. Custom was performed and RP was given to the customs of Hindu religion in the form of free gift. The only work of RP’s mother was to tell him these things repeatedly as a child, adolescent, and adult. What is fixation ? Fixation is unreasonable or exaggerated attachment to some person or arresting of emotional development on a childhood or adolescent level. Freud believed that appropriate gratification in each and every stage is important if the individual is not to be “fixated” at that level. For instance, one who does not receive adequate gratification during infancy may be prone to excessive eating or drinking in adult life. Fixation, indeed, is a persistent mode of behavior that has outlived its usefulness or has become inappropriate. It is the strengthening of a learned habit or a strong and relatively enduring emotional attachment for another person. It is of utmost importance to note that fixation point is the point on the fovea, at the end of the line of regard, where an object comes to a focus. In the same way, fixation of affect, a developmental abnormality in which the individual retains an attachment for feelings more appropriate to an earlier phase of development, may result in later life. An exhaustive approach. An exhaustive approach is needed to make extinct the fixation. It was possible only after the removal of fixation that RP was cured. An exhaustive inquiry would, indefinitely, help to know the reason from unconscious activity as it occurs in case of fixation. There are four approaches to know about unconscious activity. 1.Unconscious motivation. It is. a kind of motivation of which the individual is unaware. For instance, the individual may fotget an unpleasant appointment convinced that it was a mere accident. The depth psychologist believes that it is revealing of a wish to forget. 2.Unconscious memory. Repressions, memories that have been forced out of the conscious level of mind into the unconscious or the individual becomes unconscious about particular memories. 3.Unconscious inference. It is a judgement that is not verbalized but is acted upon without awareness. 4.The fourth and most imortant is the unconscious cerebration. It is thinking that occurs without awareness. Incubation, a period of no activity or apparent inactivity in thinking, during which a solution to a problem may occur, is also a part of unconscious cerebration. Understanding fixation. Fixation, abnormal emotional attachment to another person, with difficulty in forming other, normal, attachments, is fixing something or it is being fixed autonomously. The individual is to understand what it is being fixed autonomously as autonomic function, a physiological process, primarily under the control of the autonomic nervous system, is connected series of actions, changes? etc. esp such as are involuntary or unconscious. Moreover, series of operations deliberately undertaken are also counted in autonomic function. Understanding fixation is a tedious job that requires necessity or importance of the benefits or advantages to quick heal the abnormality. General law of cause and effect gives way to methods, mode and means, plus that out of sight is out of mind is true of most one leaves behind.