When the Body Speaks applies Jungian concepts and theories to infant development to demonstrate how archetypal imagery formed in early life can permanently affect a person''s psychology. Drawing from Mara Sidoli''s rich clinical observations, this book shows how psychosomatic disturbances originate in the early stages of life through unregulated affects. It links Jung''s concepts of the self and the archetypes to concepts of the primary self, as well as incorporating the work of other psychoanalysts. Lucidly written, When the Body Speaks is an important book for professionals and students in the fields of child and adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Table of contents : Introduction. Synopsis. Archetypes and Birth. The Little Puppet. The Jungian Infant. Naming the Nameless. Defence of the Self. The Shadow. The Psychosoma and the Archetypal Field. When the Meaning Gets Lost in the Body. Conclusion.