Lives of the Unconscious

Lives of the Unconscious

Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 20: Trauma – The wounded soul. Post-traumatic disorders.

Lives of the Unconscious

“It is important to emphasize that in every victim of trauma there is a desire for vitality and healing. Consciously and unconsciously, the injured psyche tries to understand what has happened, to mitigate the destructiveness, and to reintegrate it into one’s own identity.”

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Literature Recommendations:

  • Balint, M. (1969). Trauma and object relationship. The International Jou-nal of Psychoanalysis, 50(4), 429–435.
  • Ferenczi, S.(1949). Confusion of the Tongues Between the Adults and the Child— (The Language of Tenderness and of Passion). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 30, 225–230.
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