Enlivening & Vitalizing

The Therapeutic Encounter



1. VITALIZATIONS IN PSYCHOANALYSIS: ON BEING & BECOMING –  edited by Amy Schwartz Cooney & Rachel Sopher.

Read – Chapter 1 – Vitalizing Enactments – Coomey

Read – Chapter 3 – Activating Lifeness In the Analytic Encounter – Peltz

Read – Chapter 5 – Between Mythos & Logos – Shalgi


Highlighted Book Chapters in PDFs

Read – Vitalization – Chapter 1 – Vitalizing Enactment – Cooney

Read – Vitalization – Chapter 3 – Activating Lifeness – PeltBook Notes in PDFs

Read – Vitalization – Introduction & Chapter One – Vitalizing Enactments

Read – Vitalization – Chapter 5 – Mythos & Logos

Read – Facilitating Aliveness in The Therapeutic Process


Wild Things in Captivity – by D.H. Lawrence

“The term vitalization signifies the fostering of novel experience, the ignition of an enlivening internal process that can come about through deep engagement with the other.

The notion of vitalization encompasses a confluence of ideas concerning the creation of new experience, progressive action, generativity and emergence.

It also allows for the exploration of the ways in which the therapist can be a catalyst for change, and examines how enactment itself can be generative and life-giving.”

Amy Schwartz Cooney & Rachel Sopher