Body Mind Entanglements
Working with unrepresented somatised states in the intersubjective space
Friday 3 December 2021
With Geraldine Godsil, Salvatore Martini and Antonio de Rienzo
- Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
- Bookings close at 9:00am GMT Tuesday 30 November
This day will present views on psychotherapeutic experiences which illuminate the bodily basis of intersubjectivity. The speakers will elaborate their understanding of the intersubjective space as a field of ‘mutual unconsciousness’, where the two people in the therapeutic relationships meet and transform.READ MORE...
In particular, they will explore how the inarticulate emotions lodged in bodily experience re-emerge in the shared field of the therapy relationship for both participants.
During the seminar we will examine how such somatic language is felt, registered, and contained by the therapist, and what it reveals. We will see how ways of attending to and being with those sensorial effects in the countertransference can enable deeper access to unformulated knowledge about the patient’s past that would be otherwise impossible to reach. 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.
14.00 GMT (09.00 EST)
Residues of a Symbiotic Somatic Countertransference and Growth of the Analyst
This presentation explores residues of a somatic countertransference that revealed its meaning several years after an apparently successful analytic work had ended. Psychoanalytic and Jungian analytic ideas on primitive communication, dissociation and enactment will be explored in the working-through of a shared respiratory symptom between patient and analyst. We will hear how growth in the analyst was necessary for the patient’s co