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Body-Mind Dissociation in Psychoanalysis: Development after by Riccardo Lombardi

By Riccardo Lombardi

The clash and dissociation among the physique and the brain have determinant implications within the context of our present scientific perform, and are an immense resource of inner and relational disturbances. Body-Mind Dissociation in Psychoanalysis proposes the idea that as a brand new speculation, assorted from stressful dissociation or states of splitting.

This method opens the door to a scientific disagreement with severe sorts of psychological disturbance, equivalent to psychosis or borderline issues, and strengthens the relational energy of the analytic come across, via a spotlight at the inner sensory/emotional axis in either analyst and analysand. The publication information this significance of the analyst’s intrasubjective dating with the analysand in developing new developmental horizons, ranging from the body-mind alternate of the 2 contributors.

Body-Mind Dissociation in Psychoanalysis may be of use to scholars, rookies in psychotherapy, psychological healthiness practitioners and pro psychoanalysts.

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This brings us back to the importance of the body as the container of subjective experience. The concept of the container likewise refers back to the importance of the setting, so that “the analysis has a location in time and space … the hours arranged for the sessions 25 Transference onto the body 25 and the four walls of the consulting room” (Bion, 1970: 71). If the field of analysis does not have these limits, Bion maintains, all psychoanalytic observations and any development of the analysand become impossible.

13 Introduction 13 by Tustin (1981, 1986), the eclipse of the body emphasizes the organizing role of sensory perception on the explosive levels dominated by primitive sensoriality, giving rise to sensory perceptual phenomena. The midnight of confrontation with the unconscious, evoked by Freud (1901) in the epigraph to his study of the parapraxis, reappears in the dark confrontation with the mysterious world of bodily sensations: Um Mitternacht Nahm ich in Acht Die Schläge meines Herzens; [Round midnight I took notice of The beating of my heart] F.

Nonetheless, the emphasis on “sense” and “myth” on the primitive levels (Bion, 1963) does not exclude the contemporaneous presence there of the “passion” that derives only from a bi-​personal context of confrontation and exchange. However, respecting the gradualness of the analysand’s evolution, while keeping transference-​based interpretations on one side, helps to provide a more rapid response to the serious symptomatic problems we have to face. Once the subject has taken on the resources of organization and dialogue on the body–​mind level, 14 14 Body–Mind Dissociation in Psychoanalysis the psychoanalytic process can benefit from having a more aware and reactive subject facing a specifically relational working-​through.

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