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When he woke up, the dinosaur was still there…

By | May 24th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #100|

[1] Faced with a pandemic, a world (not all) governed by calculation and profit has the duty to protect human life at any cost, and to do so in the “general interest.” So much for the current discourse. The price to be paid: hospitals in the throes of battle, all economic activity brutally stopped, state [...]

Two Brief Observations from this Pandemonium

By | May 23rd, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #99|

With regard to this pandemonium, two brief observations. The first is based on my analysis and, with a degree of certainty, I would sum it up it like this: My own analytic experience could definitely neither have started nor finished if I hadn’t had my sessions with my analyst in the flesh, to the point [...]

It’s No Child’s Play

By | May 20th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #97|

During the period of Lockdown, my work with children has been most affected. Schools took precautionary measures some time before the prohibition from the central government. Without proper intimation to the children, or interaction with them, we parted physically for an unknown period of time. In private practice, parents played an important role in deciding [...]

In memoriam – François Sauvagnat

By | May 19th, 2020|LRO|

Extracts from an interview with François Sauvagnat about his collection Le trauma psychique, aspects cliniques, éthiques et politiques (Anthropos, 2007), published on the blog for Journées 44 of the ECF, Être Mère, but conducted a year earlier at J43, Trauma (November 2013, Paris). ***** J43: In the book you edited, [whose title translates as] Psychic [...]

Everything will be fine?

By | May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #96|

Emergencies - natural catastrophes, attacks or pandemics like the current one – always give rise to diverse attitudes and feelings. Optimism is usually more politically correct than pessimism. This is why we do not stop sending memes and messages that appeal to "everything will be fine", "we will resist" or "we are going to beat [...]

Shouts are heard at sunset under the Madrid sky

By | May 18th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #95|

Madrid, Spain. Neighborhood of Salamanca. Núñez de Balboa. The media speak of a crowded street. But in many other streets in the same neighborhood and nearby, such as Arturo Soria, Retiro, Hortaleza, the neighbors accompany the demonstrations from the balconies and the terraces like a dark troupe. On the corner of Goya dozens of people [...]

“Coraggio Casimiro”: Freud and Abraham Encourage each other In Difficult Times

By | May 18th, 2020|LRO 226|

* Recently, when I speak to friends or someone tells me about the toughness of these times, when the conversation ends this expression always comes to me, and it is not clear whether I want to say it to my interlocutor, or to myself, as an antidote: Coraggio Casimiro! It is an expression that has [...]

Institutional Experimentation and Psychoanalysis

By | May 17th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #94|

For the past fifty days in Greece, that is since the onset of the quarantine measures, we have been experiencing a large-scale institutional experimentation. The Parliament, without having formally ceased its function, has defacto delegated almost all legislative activity exclusively to the government. Since the beginning of the health crisis, six acts of legislative content [...]