How Much of a Loss is the Loss of Self?
A great paper on the performativity and “how to be in the world, in stead of in your head”. <a href=”http://www.eastsideinstitute.org/bibliography_assets/HowMuchofaLossistheLossofSelf.pdf” target=”_blank”>Read it here</a>.
<em>”The poverty of this “sense of having” is what I believe therapists need to deal with. Despite the fact that people come to therapy because they want relief from their emotional pain, they typically relate to that pain as a prized possession for some people, as all they “have.” This commodified understanding of human emotionality creates an inner world that is untouchable. It creates ways of relating to others that are contractual and competitive. It creates an acquisitive form of life. It creates an impoverished repertoire of emotional responses to life situations.”</em>
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