Starting from individual bodies seen as means for relating and exploring the world and developing personality, the Author sees the body as a metaphor of a group and talks about his experience as leader of a group of adults that had suffered serious physical wounds. The A. suggests that these wounds can determine a breakdown in the recognition of oneself and that group work allowed these persons to work through the passage from "I am no longer", as felt after the accident, to "I still am, I can be in a different way" starting from their own bodies and finding themselves again. The lack of a part of oneself (a limb) was elaborated in the group as the mourning of what one was before, an indispensable pre-requisite for going forward and opening up again. In this article the A. reefers to Merleau-Ponty, Bion, Anzieu, Kaës and Le Breton.
Keywords: Body, group, body of group, phantom limb, non-limb