Micro-traumatic Experiences and Psychotherapeutic Treatment

Alessandro S. Cavelzani(Fatebenefratelli Hospital)
Martina Trinchieri(Società Italiana di Psicoanalisi della Relazione)
Maria Carlotta F. Gorio(L Sacco University of Milan)
Lucia Romeo(Buzzi Children’s Hospital of Milan)

Abstract


It’s becoming even more widely recognized from neurosciences, epigenetics, and clinical research on observation of infant-caregiver interaction that daily cumulated micro-traumatic experiences cause damages not only to one’s mental health and identity, but also to immune system, leading to metabolic, eating, sleeping, affective, behavioural, cognitive and linguistic, and social disorders in adults as well as in children and infants. Relational Psychoanalytic treatment argues that the therapeutic change is related to expanding levels of consciousness and exploring new ways of being in the world. Clinical examples are provided.


Keywords


Trauma; Maltreatment; Mother-infant attachment; Therapeutic change; Relational psychoanalysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jim.v7i2.388

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