Birth of forms

By Samira Richer-Villar

The author suggests we explore fatigue, a psychosomatic symptom that is frequent in analysis. In particular, she describes a unique modality in the emergence of fatigue in the transference, associating it with the figure of Morpheus, the god of slumber and dreams. She surveys its phenomenology, and then reinvestigates the analytical issues in a patient. Around this blurry psychosomatic edge, the dialogue is largely open, with clinical implications Jung developed around the idea of the loss of the soul and the relationship to the self, along with more contemporary research.

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