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Emotions between body and language
Journal Title: RUOLO TERAPEUTICO (IL) 
Author/s:  Angelo D'Onofrio 
Year:  2015 Issue: 130 Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 61-70 FullText PDF:  206 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RT2015-130007
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The author examines the fundamental importance of language in his work as an analyst. The article uses clinical flashes and examples from his daily practice which help the reader understand how he uses words with his patients. He demonstrates in particular how in psychosomatic disturbances the body becomes language and how the individual expresses everything he cannot put into words with his body. Emotional experiences, if not elaborated, are evacuated into the body, and the fundamental aim of analysis is to help the patient realize the link between thoughts and feelings. The "sickness" that is treated in analysis is fundamentally a sickness of language. The treatment must therefore be a treatment of the words
Keywords: Emotions, body, words, language, symptoms, psychosomatic

Angelo D'Onofrio, Emotions between body and language in "RUOLO TERAPEUTICO (IL)" 130/2015, pp. 61-70, DOI:10.3280/RT2015-130007

   

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