Creating the Capacity for Attachment: Treating Addictions by Karen B. Walant

By Karen B. Walant

Indifferent, alienated humans, a lot of them functioning with a pathologically constructed fake self, slightly navigate life's demanding situations. Our cultural emphasis on autonomy and separateness has ended in a retreat from valuing interpersonal, communal dependence and has drastically contributed to an increase within the variety of humans whose anguish is usually expressed in addictions and character issues. utilizing real sufferer fabric together with diaries and letters, Karen Walant's Creating the skill for Attachment exhibits how "immersive moments" in therapy―moments of whole realizing among sufferer and therapist―are strong sufficient to dislodge the alienated, indifferent self from its hiding position and allow the person to start incorporating his or her internal center into his or her exterior, social self.

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How joyous can this bel Perhaps the birth experience actually brings a sense of relief to the baby because he is no longer confined, no longer claustrophobic inside the shrinking womb. It need not be assumed, therefore, that babies would never leave the womb unless pushed. This way of looking at the infant demonstrates the bias that exists in the psychoanalytic literature. The fusion state is viewed as regressive and serving as a powerful force in opposition to separation and individuation. On the contrary, the womb can be seen metaphori· cally as a symbol for human growth and development, not a regressive haven that leads away from life.

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She brings him . • • the . . pacifier. No! Not that, I want the other thing. She tries again. She brings him the stuffed pig. No! No! No! I want that rattle thing-right over there! Please, Mommy, understand what I want. She tries once more. Tbe rattle is his. SUCCESS!! Until it drops from his grasp and rolls away. And he has to start all over again. The 9-month-old has discovered pointing. What a delicious discovery. Now he can surely show Mommy what he wants. What is that thing on the wall, so high up?

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