The authors discuss the transnosographic meaning of alexithymia, which is heuristically interesting in the clinical setting and capable of bridging different disciplinary approaches. From the Jungian perspective, alexithymia can be described as a "loss of Anima", the latter being the function that relates the Ego to the imaginative, emotional and somatic components. While alexithymia therapy can be seen as an attempt to progressively mend the disconnections that arise between psyche and soma, it can also be illuminating to ask what function may be fulfilled by the appearance of synchronistic events. Such events, acausal, psychophysical, destabilizing and affectively intense, are in sharp contrast with the unilate¬ral nature of alexithymic function. Accordingly, the authors suggest that the constructs of alexithymia and synchronicity can be regarded as a pair of opposites.
Keywords: Alexithymia, synchronicity, acausality, psychoid, Self, transitional object