'A life free from care' - the hermit and the analyst

Henderson, David (2017) 'A life free from care' - the hermit and the analyst. Psychodynamic Practice, 23 (1) . pp. 80-88. ISSN 1475-3634 [Article] (doi:10.1080/14753634.2016.1199488)


The hermit's vocation to carelessness bears striking resonances with the vocation of the psychoanalyst. What I want to explore in this paper are some of the ways in which hermits and analysts get up to the same kind of mischief. I’ll look at parallels between some of Merton’s writings and writings of psychoanalysts, including Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 04 Jul 2016
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 20155
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Depositing User: David Henderson
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 19:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20155

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