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Un "oggetto" frantumato. Costruzione dell'identità, legame di coppia, segreto: incontro tra mito familiare ed amozioni in seduta
Author/s: Pina Finocchiaro, Giusi Bruno 
Year:  2006 Issue: 23 Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 31-41 FullText PDF:  194 KB

This paper shows how family myths and secrets can imbricate and disentangle themselves through two different generations. It shows as well their origins, their influence on personal identity and on partner’s choice, and finally the role hay play in the ongoing therapeutic process. The myths acted in by the couple during the session, have a violent impact on the therapists’ team. As they interact with strong emotions and body perceptions that emerge during the session, they guide as well therapeutic interventions and allow to became aware that nothing is so terrible, and there’s no sorrow or disaster imposed by gods that human nature is unable to sustain (Euripides, Oreste). In this way the emotions elaboration during the session allows the use of myths, through the prescription of a generative ritual that has the function to make it thinkable and to activate new contents and hopes in the couple relationship. Key words: Myth, secret, symbols, identity, relationship, emotions.

Pina Finocchiaro, Giusi Bruno, in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 23/2006, pp. 31-41, DOI:


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