Alienation from one's own body has become a central complaint of the patients we treat today. Attention must be paid to their anguish and to our own. Increasingly, clinical work, especially with traumatized patients, demands the activation of a dialogue between their body and mind in order to bring our most troubled patients into their own lives.
Using his own body countertransference and the creative entanglement of both patient and therapist bodies, Riccardo Lombardi introduces to the therapeutic endeavor a method of creative listening and compassionate understanding of the patient's suffering and our own. It is work at the foundations of the human encounter. His way of listening and working opens a door to the exploration and understanding of the sensual levels of the earliest experiences and thence to the relief of early disturbances in our most distressed and difficult to reach patients.
His approach to listening and to technique is useful to both psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. It helps all clinicians to grasp what may be at the heart of therapeutic impasse and breakdown in our most challenging work.
Dr. Lobardi's presentations will include:
Body-Mind Dissociation and Child Analysis:
Two Clinical Cases
Entering One's Own Life as a Goal of Treatment
The Working Through of Death
Conference includes lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, and a dinner on Saturday night.