The Sesame Approach

'Open Sesame!' The word Sesame is inseparable from the magic spell 'Open Sesame!' uttered in the story of Ali Baba when he opens the door of the mysterious cavern in which the forty thieves have hidden their plunder. From the psychological point of view, 'Open Sesame!' is significant in the context of the closed doors, which keep individuals isolated from one another. Some small password is required, to open not only hearts, but also the secret pathways of the unconscious. 'Open Sesame!' is an appeal to the riches hidden in the cavern, whether a chest stuffed with material wealth, or the maze of the unconscious. (Penguin Dictionary of Symbols).

Further information

The Sesame Approach to therapy
The theory behind the Sesame Approach.

Unique elements
What's different about the Sesame Approach.



Key themes

Use the links below to find out more about the key themes in the Sesame Approach.



Sesame Therapists

                                                        About Sesame therapists
                                                        What clients and service purchasers can expect from a Sesame therapist

Sesame Research

 Information about the Sesame Research Group and links to research about Sesame