Residues Working with unrepresented somatised states in the intersubjective space
Saturday 25 April 2020 - London
With Richard Carvalho, Geraldine Godsil and Salvatore Martini
This day will present views on psychotherapeutic experiences which illuminate the bodily basis of inter-subjectivity. Combining a number of theoretical reference points, including the work of Matte Blanco, José Bleger, Armando Ferrari and Jung, the speakers will elaborate their own understanding of the transference/ countertransference as a field of “mutual unconsciousness”, where the two people in the therapeutic relationships meet and transform.READ MORE...
In particular, the speakers will explore how the inarticulate emotions lodged in their patients’ bodily experiences re-emerge in the shared field of the therapy relationship. Each will examine in
their own way how such somatic language is felt, registered and contained by the therapist – and what it tells us. We will see how ways of attending to and being with those sensorial affects can enable deeper access to unformulated knowledge about the patient’s past that would be otherwise impossible to reach. Ideas about the primitive communication of dissociated elements of the self, and the collapse of linear time in such interactions, will be examined. A major theme linking all three presentations is the presence of dissociation in both patient and analyst and how to work with the profound body/mind split that is often linked to early trauma.
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