Explorations in Bion's 'O' : everything we know nothing about / edited by Afsaneh K. Alisobhani and Glenda J. Corstorphine.
Contributor(s): Alisobhani, Afsaneh K [editor.] | Corstorphine, Glenda J [editor.] | International Bion Conference (8th : 2014 : Los Angeles, Calif.).Series: Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780367001346 (pbk.); 9780429444364; 0429444362; 0429814852; 0429814860; 0429814844; 9780367001322.Subject(s): Bion, Wilfred R. (Wilfred Ruprecht), 1897-1979 -- Congresses | Psychoanalysis -- Congresses | PSYCHOLOGY / Reference | PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / PsychoanalysisDDC classification: 150.19/5092 Online resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required.
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Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the editors and contributors; Introduction; Section I Everything we know nothing about; 1 Bion crosses the Rubicon: the fateful course -- and curse -- of "O" in psychoanalysis and the Furies left in its wake; 2 "O" -- Bion's "Catch-22"; Section II Bion's journey toward O; 3 Wilfred Bion's Los Angeles Seminars (1967): one gateway to contemporary Kleinian technique; Section III Transformation and O; 4 Between emotion and evolution; 5 Authentic pleasure: capture of moments of Unison with reality
6 Writing and transmission in Bion: group model, pictorial model and transformation in "O" model7 Tropisms -at-one-ment and mental growth; Section IV Faith and O; 8 Reciprocal kindling, emergent life: Bion's faith in O, in search of emotional truth; 9 Stormy navigation with our "secret sharer"; Section V Catastrophe, catastrophic change and O; 10 Beyond the spectrum: fear of breakdown, catastrophic change, and the unrepressed unconscious; 11 The girl who gave me a kiss on the finger: how the concrete and the abstract mix in psychotic symbolization; 12 Thinking, knowing, unknowing, no mind
13 Dreams, transformations and hopeSection VI Caesura and O; 14 Long-lasting hypnagogic states of mind, sub-thalamic fears and caesura; 15 The caesura: careful emptiness and improvisational listening in psychoanalytic education: elements of Bion's 1975 recorded Caesura Lecture not contained in the printed version; 16 The impressive caesuras: some thoughts about complexity and paradoxes; 17 Conjectures about dreams, memories and caesuras; Section VII Creativity and O; 18 On the verge of "Madness": creativity and the fear of insanity
19 Selective precise induction of numbing deadening narcosis by primitive superego sources: a method of attacking links by severe compromise of attention20 Being in the thought-flow: Authentic Movement and Bion's "O"; 21 The analyst is present: viewing the psychoanalytic process as performance art; 22 "A Memoir of the Future": reading proof and enactment; Section VIII Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Lacan and O; 23 The navel of the truth; 24 The primitive somatopsychic roots of gender formation, intimacy and the development of psyche with implications for psychoanalytic technique
25 Lost to repetition: hysteria from the perspectives of Bion, Lacan, and Green26 Truth, beauty, reality; 27 Regression in the work of Winnicott and Bion; 28 Was Freud a Bionian? Perspectives from parent-infant psychoanalytic treatments; Section IX O in the consulting room; 29 On knowing and becoming: from an informed mind to a nourished mind; 30 Catastrophe and faith in anorexia nervosa; 31 From a talking hole to a container for growth; 32 Penelope's suitors; 33 Understanding the reversal of the alpha function through a case; Section X Epilogue; Avner Bergstein; Gisèle de Mattos Brito
Wilfred Bion described "O" as "the unknowable and the unreachable ultimate truth". In this fascinating collection, a range of authors offer their own theoretical, clinical and artistic approaches to exploring this enduring but mysterious idea. Drawn from contributions from the 8th International Bion Conference in 2014, the book examines how "O" can be experienced in all aspects of internal and external reality and within all relationships, from an individual relating to the mother to their emotional relationship with their self. It features insights into "O" drawn from the area of faith as well as its manifestations in clinical practice, while also included is a chapter exploring the links between Bion's ideas and those of Winnicott, Lacan, Green and Freud. Featuring contributions from some of the world's leading Bion scholars, this will be essential reading for any psychoanalyst interested in exploring the concept of "O", as well as scholars in philosophy and theology.