Lives of the Unconscious

Lives of the Unconscious

Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 26: Grief. The path through the realm of shadow.

Lives of the Unconscious

Grief is one of life’s inevitable experiences, for we live in a world that is fleeting. Processing loss is one of the most difficult mental processes and yet every human being must face it. Some mourning processes are so severe that they lead to mental illnesses. This episode deals with the various phenomena and nuances of mourning and how therapy can accompany this process.

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Literature Recommendations:

  • Abraham, K. (1924): A short study of the development of the libido. In: Frankiel, R.V. (Ed.) (1994). Essential papers on object loss. New York: University Press.
  • Bowlby, J. (1969). Attachment and loss: Attachment (Vol. 1). New York: Basic.
  • Freud, S (1917): Mourning and melancholia. Standard Edition 14, 243–258.
  • Haas, E (1990): Orpheus und Eurydike. Vom Ursprungsmythos des Trauerprozesses. Jahrb. Psychoanal., 26, 230–252.
  • Volkan, V (1981): Linking Objects and Linking Phenomena. A Study of the Forms, Symptoms, Metapsychology and Therapy of complicated Mourning. New York (US): IUP.

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