Saturday, April 9, 2011

Aldo Carotenuto on Suffering

"Psychotherapy is not the construction of models according to which human suffering is channeled and labeled; it is the examination of suffering, the discovery of the dense fabric of correspondence between external and interior events which constitutes every life.  And at the moment the analyst discloses that alarming visage, on which the traces of old pain and never-healed wounds have been impressed, that suffering becomes the 'treatment' for the other." p. vii

Aldo Carotenuto, The Difficult Art: A Critical Discourse on Psychotherapy, Wilmette, IL: Chiron, 1992

1 comment:

  1. Yes, neurotic suffering transformed into meaningful suffering, suffering that is no longer endured in vain.

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