Reference : Du corps à la parole
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Human health sciences : Psychiatry
Du corps à la parole
[en] From body to language
Close, Mireille mailto [ > > ]
Servais, Catherine [ > > ]
Quertemont, Etienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychologie quantitative >]
Triffaux, Jean-Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Département des sciences cliniques >]
Revue des Hôpitaux de Jour Psychiatriques et des Thérapies Institutionnelles
[en] Emotion ; Alexithymia ; symbolic function of the language
[en] Through an interactive workshop called "the feelings through the senses", we are going to describe three successive stages allowing to tame the psychic experiences via the sensory channels, the hearing then the sight, isolated artificially at first then gathered secondly. A work of verbalization in small groups is realized at the end of every session.
To test the emotional changes among our patients benefiting from this institutional psychotherapy, we have been assessing, for two years, for every patient, at the beginning and the end of hospitalization, the following dimensions: awareness of feelings, representation of emotions, capacities of social regulation of the feelings. These first results are encouraging and testify that the therapeutic work in institution enhances transfer and counter- transfer movements by leading new corrective emotional experiences in a "secure" environment.
The Day hospital, transformer of psychic experiences, proves to be a real process of particularly dynamic symbolization...
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