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Kelley-Lainé, K. (2003). “The Metaphors We Live by”: The Psychoanalyst's Use of His/Her Own Lost Childhood in Working with Patients. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 12(1):38-43.

(2003). International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 12(1):38-43

“The Metaphors We Live by”: The Psychoanalyst's Use of His/Her Own Lost Childhood in Working with Patients

Kathleen Kelley-Lainé

The author discusses how the analyst makes use of personal metaphors in working with patients. Reflecting upon her experience in elaborating the personal metaphor of “lost childhood” in writing a book, the author describes how the process of “metaphorisation” can help patients come into contact with their unthought and unknown emotions.

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