Words That Touch
A Psychoanalyst Learns to Speak
By (author) Danielle Quinodoz
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Words That Touch by Danielle Quinodoz
Book DescriptionIn her attempt to find the words that touch, Danielle Quinodoz gives a succession of illuminating examples to indicate what a psychoanalyst and her patient may experience in the transference relationship during the course of an analysis. On the basis of her clinical experience, the author points out that we all use relatively mature psychic mechanisms and others of a more primitive nature, the former being accessible to symbolism and the latter less so. However, she notes that some can tolerate the awareness of their heterogeneity even if on occasion it causes them pain, while others are rendered so anxious by their lack of inner cohesion that they are afraid of losing their sense of identity. These people particularly need to be touched by words capable of simultaneously evoking fantasies, thoughts, feelings and sensations if they are to be able to unfold their psychic freedom and creativity to the full.The subtitle A Psychoanalyst Learns to Speak reveals an author constantly in search of a language of her own, while at the same time wishing to communicate her experience as a clinician both to other analysts and to anyone who wishes to know more about psychoanalysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855759435
(230mm x 147mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Emotional Vertigo, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Danielle Quinodoz
This volume examines the unconscious significance of the feelings of psychosomatic vertigo, and traces the origins of emotional vertigo to inner anxieties around separartion which are connected with movements in space and time as well as demonstrating the links between anxiety and pleasure in the experience of vertigo.
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Author Biography - Danielle Quinodoz
Danielle Quinodoz is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Geneva, and is a Member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She is the author of 'Emotional Vertigo: Between Anxiety and Pleasure'.
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