Mourning, Spirituality and Psychic Change [NOOK Book]


This book explores how a successful analyst can help patients to utilise mourning for past troubles to move them forward to a lasting change for the better, emotionally, psychically and erotically.
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Mourning, Spirituality and Psychic Change

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This book explores how a successful analyst can help patients to utilise mourning for past troubles to move them forward to a lasting change for the better, emotionally, psychically and erotically.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203420676
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 7/24/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 959 KB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 A new metapsychology for clinical phenomenology and psychic health 4
3 A phenomenological theory of developmental mourning 25
4 Mourning as explicit and implicit in psychoanalytic theory: Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, and Ronald Fairbairn 46
5 Mourning as implicit and explicit in psychoanalytic theory: John Bowlby, Michael Balint, and D. W. Winnicott 68
6 The case of June, Part 1: Finding a new identity through the mourning of traumatic loss and guilt, primal rage, and poignant regret 81
7 The case of June, Part 2: A mournful and spiritual journey: spiritual and sexual evolution 110
8 June's evolution in later years of treatment: Transformation through mourning in developmental, transference, and life change terms 140
9 The case of Phillip, Part 1: Seven generations of grief 149
10 The case of Phillip, Part 2: The spiritual evolution 170
11 The case of Laura, Part 1: Mourning as the poetry of female eroticism: homoerotic evolutions of a homosexual woman within developmental mourning 193
12 The case of Laura, Part 2: Strands and cycles of mourning and unrequited love: modes of mourning 220
13 Mourning and creativity: A journey through a male artist's development 242
14 The divine, the deviant and the diabolical: A journey through a female artist's paintings during her participation in a creative process group 253
15 Conclusion 272
Notes 281
References 283
Index 287
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