N.25 - Group and Migration

The theme of Nostalgia across the Thread Dreams

Abstract

Story of a young migrant in a group of analytic psychotherapy carried out in a Mental Health Service.

The institutional context allows an original therapeutic setting that is not superimposable to others: the belonging to a public institution must be considered as a positive and powerful structural element in the institutional field.

The woman begins therapy with a serious anxious symptomatology of insomnia and the fear to be suffocated from whatever she swallows. The disorder began during a trip in her country of origin where she wanted to introduce her daughter to the family group. After a short period of defensive closure, the group can re-examine her history in a path of cultural and personal integration that allows nostalgia to emerge as well.

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