• Andy Cohen

How Much Of Physical Pain Is Emotional?

Anything dead coming back to life hurts - Toni Morrison

“Anything dead coming alive, hurts.” This poignant quote by Toni Morrison resonates with every inch of my practice. As a psychoanalytic practitioner, I am primarily interested in what lies beneath, which begs the question: What is buried deep in our bodies and minds that cannot be kept a secret from the self anymore? How is physical pain communicating something about hurt in the mind, and what can be done to ease the burden? We are a combination of both body and mind, but often there is a disconnect between the two. Using art and/or words, these subterranean themes can begin to be thought about, in the hopes that the body no longer needs to carry what the mind isn’t able to…

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