Enlivening & Vitalizing
The Therapeutic Field
For The March 2023 Workshop in New York
1. VITALIZATIONS IN PSYCHOANALYSIS: ON BEING & BECOMING – edited by Amy Schwartz Cooney & Rachel Sopher.
READ: Vitalizations – Introduction & Chapter One – Vitalizing Enactments
READ: Vitalizations – Chapter 2 – An Allegiance to Absence
Highlighted Book Chapters in PDFs
Read – Vitalization – Introduction & Chapter One – Vitalizing Enactments
Read – Vitalizations in Psychoanalysis – Chapter 2 – An Allegiance To Absence – Sopher – Book Notes
Read – Chapter 7 – Words Silences – The Enigma of Desire – Atlas
Read – Facilitating Aliveness in The Therapeutic Process
Read – The Ruthlessness of the Therapist On Behalf Of The Client’s Aliveness
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.”