N.29 - Although we are women

About female repair in the group. Review of an experience of women with breast cancer

Abstract

A reinterpretation of a group experience composed of women affected with breast cancer which took place at the UOC of Surgical Oncology at S. Filippo Neri in Rome, in an attempt to find a specifically female element in the work of reparation in the camp following the traumatic events.
It raises the hypothesis that the group, offering itself as a container-maternal body, has favoured, in this women-only experience having developed a disease of an organ of femininity such as the breast, the revival of experiences related to the primary maternal relationship, as in an experience of pregnancy.
The ability to recall the “mother of beginnings” made it possible to recast this relationship with her, and to revisit the main turns of the female life path therefore allowing a process of reparation.

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