Temporally, the gap between the now and the then. (cf Fritz Perls). There is an orientation to the future – contrast this with melancholia, and its ‘if only’. Continue reading
Psychoanalysis teaches that subjectivity is an organised response to an absence, be it a lack, void, or frustration. In a sense, to progress through an analysis is to gradually assume this lack (and its unconscious influence), and to practice as an analyst oneself it is therefore necessary to have undergone an analysis.
Consider how things stand in the rest of the psy disciplines. Continue reading