Sensoriality and relationship before and after birth

Journal title INTERAZIONI
Author/s Ludovica Grassi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 84-98 File size 190 KB
DOI 10.3280/INT2023-001007
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From Freud to Winnicott, Gaddini, Aulagnier and Green, psychoanalysis has questioned the origins, emphasising the impact of sensory experience and the somato-psychic unity that characterises the human subject. The importance of the body and sensoriality at the origins of the subject and relationality can be traced back to prenatal life. When life events produce lacerations, cancellations and voids in this original sense-motor fabric, the sharing of those very intense and idiosyncratic sensorial experiences that qualify every parent-baby relationship also fails, producing deep and unrepresentable suffering that extends to the world of relationships. The first sessions with an adoptive family show that, when there is an early or prenatal traumatic situation, characterised by a total discontinuity of the sensorial and relational experi-ence, its traces are imprinted in the bodily, sensorial and musical elements of the experience and relationship. In order to get in touch with the most regressive, formless and archaic as-pects of the functioning of the group and its members, we must rely on our bodies and senses. More specifically, a musical listening can enable us to gather the rhythms and modulations of the interactions between family members.

Keywords: musical listening, prenatal experience, psyche-soma, relationship, sensoriality

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Ludovica Grassi, Sensorialità e relazione prima e dopo la nascita in "INTERAZIONI" 1/2023, pp 84-98, DOI: 10.3280/INT2023-001007