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The Mystery of Things By Christopher Bollas (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)

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Christopher Bollas takes the reader right to the heart of psychotherapy, examining the mysterious aspects of the self that are revealed by the free associative process.

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The Mystery of Things by Christopher Bollas (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)

In The Mystery of Things, Christopher Bollas takes the reader right to the heart of psychotherapy, examining the mysterious aspects of the self that are revealed by analysis.
The method of enquiry at the heart of psychoanalysis, that is, free association, runs contrary to everything that we are taught is the logical, rational, scientific way to acquire data. Yet it is only through using such an apparently illogical and subversive method that the pathological structures in thinking can be penetrated and the self underneath revealed and worked with by the analyst.
Christopher Bollas focuses on the nature and effects of the free associative process. Using clinical studies, he highlights how aspects such as mental illness, and creative or artistic acts can reveal much about the self.

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About Christopher Bollas (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)


Christopher Bollas is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London. He is author of Shadow of the Object (1987), Forces of Destiny (1988), Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self Experience (1992), Cracking Up: The Work of Unconscious Experience (1995) and The New Informants: Betrayal of Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy with David Sundelson (1995).

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The Mystery of Things by Christopher Bollas (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)
Christopher Bollas (Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-06-17
224
0415212324
9780415212328
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