By Danielle Knafo
In writing and lecturing over the last twenty years at the dating among psychoanalysis and paintings, Danielle Knafo has tested the numerous ways that those disciplines tell and remove darkness from one another. This e-book keeps that dialogue, emphasizing how the inventive strategy in psychoanalysis and artwork makes use of the subconscious in a quest for transformation and therapeutic. half one of many e-book provides case stories to teach how unfastened organization, transference, dream paintings, regression, altered states of awareness, trauma, and solitude functionality as inventive instruments for analyst, sufferer, and artist. Knafo makes use of the metaphor of dance to explain healing motion, the back-and-forth circulation among therapist and sufferer, previous and current, containment and unlock, and wakeful and subconscious inspiration. The analytic couple is either artist and medium, and the dance they do jointly is a dynamic illustration of the boundless creativity of the subconscious brain. half of the booklet deals in-depth stories of numerous artists to demonstrate how they hire numerous media for self-expression and self-creation. Knafo exhibits how artists, although typically growing in solitude, are usually engaged in major relational proceses that attempt rapprochement with internalized gadgets and service of psychic harm. Dancing with the Unconscious expands the theoretical size of psychoanalysis whereas delivering the clinician how you can notice better creativity in paintings with patients.
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The resonant, pregnant silences, the complex and subtle layers of cognitive, affective, and expressive patterns of embodiment, and the hidden radiances of the underground all remain elusively beyond capture through formula and theory. To be sure, the deep work of psychoanalysis is not readily recognized in every session. This is because psychoanalysis is messy and because, like artistic production, it has periods of incubation. Just as an artist does not write or paint every day, so too, psychoanalytic work is not always visibly productive or creative.
I feel the gentle urge to move with her, to let her lead me inwardly as I lead her outwardly. The dream yet unspoken electrifies the air between us. DK: Tell me what you remember. ANA: There was a group of people. I was with a school group. We went to see … It wasn’t clear where we were going. We went to one place where they were going to have a public execution. I’ve never seen one. I listen to her and allow my associations to flow with her narrative. She has come to see something she has never seen before.
2. Psychoanalysis. I. Title. II. Series. com In loving memory of my father, Maurice Knafo, who loved to dance Contents Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction PART 1 The Art of Psychoanalysis 1 Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis 2 One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Regression in the Service of Art and Psychoanalysis 3 The Senses Grow Skilled in Their Craving: Thoughts on Creativity and Substance Abuse 4 Creative Transformations of Trauma: Private Pain in the Public Domain and the Clinical Setting 5 Alone Together: Solitude and the Creative Encounter in Art and Psychoanalysis Part 2 The Psychoanalysis of art 6 Dreams of Genius: Sigmund Freud and C.
Dancing with the unconscious : the art of psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis of art by Danielle Knafo