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A good introduction to the various things we do and feel and tell ourselves, or neglect to, and why Some stories are touching, others are frustrating, but all insightful in some unique way They are all short samplers of something bigger, the author s career in psychotherapy. Psychoanalysis, as it was taught at my university, is something of a pariah branch of psychology My uni was very into the scientific method and you cannot really prove that psychoanalysis works or is real via scientific method, which explains the distance That said, I don t necessarily think you can prove psychoanalysis doesn t work or isn t real either.This was honestly fun to read bc Grosz writes and explains his analyses of patients really well and the logic behind it all is fascinating Pa Psychoanalysis, as it was taught at my university, is something of a pariah branch of psychology My uni was very into the scientific method and you cannot really prove that psychoanalysis works or is real via scientific method, which explains the distance That said, I don t necessarily think you can prove psychoanalysis doesn t work or isn t real either.This was honestly fun to read bc Grosz writes and explains his analyses of patients really well and the logic behind it all is fascinating Pariah branch or no, a lot of the conclusions that Grosz reaches are poignant and worth reflection Fascinating and very insightful despite the fact I m not sure my views align with that of psychoanalysts Written in a dreamy prose, half narrative and half observation Strangely, sitting in the living room this Saturday afternoon finishing these case studies, the one of the man with AIDS sleeping in his sessions as a way of feeling safe prolonging the present lingered in my mind Then I suddenly felt drowsy, overcome by an involuntary sleepiness and my eyelids drooped in a way they only ever d Fascinating and very insightful despite the fact I m not sure my views align with that of psychoanalysts Written in a dreamy prose, half narrative and half observation Strangely, sitting in the living room this Saturday afternoon finishing these case studies, the one of the man with AIDS sleeping in his sessions as a way of feeling safe prolonging the present lingered in my mind Then I suddenly felt drowsy, overcome by an involuntary sleepiness and my eyelids drooped in a way they only ever do when I ve not slept the night before I simply drifted into a nap, I never nap, very peculiar I reckon they should have dedicatedpages to each story Each story could have been as long as the whole book. Great little introduction to his work and lovely insights. I am not sure to what extent I consider myself a fan of psychoanalysis but these case studies were just beyond beautiful and captivating to read. I felt that some of these stories ended a bit too abruptly, but Grosz s writing is fascinating, humane, and moving A nice little book to read in an afternoon. `E-PUB ↾ Therapy ⇞ I want to change, but not if it means changing, a patient once said to me in complete innocenceWhat do we do when we find ourselves trapped by our own thoughts or behaviour Drawing on his twenty five years experience as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz ushers the reader through the door of his consulting room and into the minds of his patients In these beautifully told cases we find compulsive liars, deceived spouses, violent children and delusional adults but we also find ourselves and in doing so, understand a little about what it is to be humanSelected from The Examined Life