By Jean Benjamin Stora
Trans. via Sophie Leighton
Integrative psychosomatics is a brand new method of explaining health problems and the way sufferers relate to their difficulties. This new self-discipline attracts on psychoanalysis, medication and the neurosciences, instead of completely on psychoanalysis, which has encouraged all of the psychosomatic methods in the past. one of the attention-grabbing and compelling questions that this ebook increases are how will we comprehend an ailment if we in basic terms study the psyche? How will we comprehend sufferers if we basically take account in their organic information? And are hypochondriac difficulties generated by way of the brain, as a few medical professionals think, or are the issues actually extra advanced? the writer additionally considers no matter if conventional psychoanalysis and drugs could truly distance practitioners from an realizing of sufferers and health problems. For integrative psychosomatics, the psyche or the brain can play both a better or lesser position in disorder: advances in learn within the neurosciences and biology during the last 20 years have exposed many organic and genetic procedures thinking about the family members among the important fearful procedure and the opposite platforms that represent the human psychosomatic entity, and we will be able to now comprehend health problems far better and take care of sufferers with reference to how they relate to their health problems.
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At the time, I was one of only five students taking the classes, given by a famous law professor from Algiers. My family lived in the Berber and Arab-Muslim worlds for centuries, and I have never abandoned these values that were transmitted to me, which, along with French culture, have deeply influenced my world view. The problem has been accepting them at the deepest level of myself in order to gain acceptance for them in my intellectual environment. When I was beginning to learn about psychoanalytic psychosomatics with Pierre Marty, the founder of the Paris School, I adopted his approach to the problems without ever questioning his teaching, in accordance with the ideal of identification and obedience to teachers in my world of origin.
There are two stages to the psychosomatic interview: the first is a clinical interview with the patient to assess his mental and psychoaffective capacities in his family and professional environment, which allows hypotheses to be made about his capability to follow 8 A N E W B O DY – M I N D A P P R OAC H medical instructions, his capacity for personal fulfilment in family and professional life and leisure activities, and a context to be established for the patient’s quality of life now and in the future.
I begin to construct silently the hypothesis of a psychic fragility in the early period of Marie-Laure’s life, but I do not have enough elements yet. In introducing my psychosomatician’s role, I had indicated to MarieLaure that my work involves establishing the connections between current and past life events and the problems from which she is suffering; this statement enables me to address every aspect of life, with the patient’s consent. The associative thread of the discourse about the family continues.
A New Body-Mind Approach: Clinical Cases by Jean Benjamin Stora