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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Listening

Listening

Chapter:
(p.78) Listening
Source:
Power of Gentleness
Author(s):

Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0028

Gentleness participates in a gesture that invites the other. What gives rise to listening is the possibility of an emotion complicit in connecting with what the other is not aware of in himself. The psychoanalyst resists the complaint invading the space and the body of the other. The psychoanalyst hears this lack of gentleness and makes a passage in his listening within which the patient can breach boundaries. The power of listening is a suspended realization that unfolds between the psychoanalyst and the patient.

Keywords:   body, boundaries, emotion, gentleness, lack, listening, passage, patient, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst

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