Lives of the Unconscious

Lives of the Unconscious

Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 5: Attachment—Such stuff as souls are made on


Lives of the Unconscious

Summary:
What constitutes our inner mental life is in large part based on our early relationship experiences. This principle of psychoanalytic thinking becomes particularly clear in the concept of attachment. Attachment describes the existential experience of emotional resonance and reassurance in relationships—or its fateful absence.

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1 thought on “Episode 5: Attachment—Such stuff as souls are made on”

  1. Excellent podcast. Very clear and enlightening. Love the voice and the pace at which it is spoken. Thank you for sharing it.

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