In 1905 Carl Gustav Jung published his “Experimental Researches” related to the Word Association Test . He had noticed that certain words administered in some subjects elicited an unexpected reaction of hesitations or an emotional component in non-verbal reactions of the person, or the associated word appeared incongruous with a tangential relationship to the stimulus word.
Jung suggested that there is an emotional involvement of the subject in this particular behaviour, in some way triggered by the stimulus word.
Here some excerpts from my article published on e-jungian.com . There are situations in which the psyche uses defense mechanisms that were useful for the psychological survival in childhood, but in adulthood they are not and 1may even become harmful, blocking the psychological growth and hindering the process of regeneration.
The situations which I am going to present in this article are extreme situations, very rare and painful, but it is interesting to analyze the psychic images that accompany them, to grasp some warning signs. These are three people who died prematurely of cancer: Domenico Gnoli died at age 37, Mary at 12 and Luke at 47 years.
Here some excerpts from my article published on e-jungian.com
A complex is "a set of representations, thoughts, memories, partly or totally unconscious, with a strong emotional charge” (Galimberti, 1992), which limits the freedom of the ego. A kind of black hole that absorbs energy. The film Departures (Okuribito in Japanese) by Yojiro Takita, 2008 Oscar for best foreign film,
There are two ways to approach things: that the left hemisphere that makes us think, catalog, label, sort ... It works in an analytical way, that decomposes the fact to try to bring order, using the words.
And then there is the way of the right hemisphere, which is completely different, it is a synthetic way of seeing things ...
Here is a story about depression. Dedicated to those who suffer of it and also to friends and family.
The video was published by the World Health Organization,
it was written, illustrated and narrated by Matthew Johnstone
In 2005 the documentary , Sketches of Frank Gehry (in Italian Frank Gehry creatore di sogni) of Sydney Pollack came out. As soon as I saw it I realized the happy coincidence of three elements: a simple and honest way Frank Gehry talks about his projects , how they change over the years, and the testimony of his psychotherapist who talks about some aspects of his psychotherapy.
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