An attachment story in the human body. A comment on Mary’s case from the perspective of sensorimotor therapy

Author/s Francesca Marin
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1
Language Italian Pages 6 P. 105-110 File size 125 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2021-001011
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Through the discussion of Mary’s case, we aim at providing a new perspective on how to intervene based on theoretical principles of the modern theory of attachment and the applications of sensorimotor therapy. Our main hypothesis is that Mary’s depression is caused by the attachment relationship, which led to the development of an identity embodied in a number of dysfunctional postural and emotional schemes, thus hampering the expression of her true identity. The sensorimotor psychotherapy focuses on the recovery of blocked somatic patterns, in an attempt to repair the missing experience of attachment.

Keywords: Attachment; sensorimotor psychotherapy; window of tolerance; somatic resources; body therapy.

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Francesca Marin, Il corpo nella storia di attaccamento. Commento al caso di Maria in un’ottica di terapia sensomotoria in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2021, pp 105-110, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2021-001011