Art, attachment and psychotherapy
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This chapter presents some remarks about the origins of creativity, looks in detail Wordsworth's famous 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality'. It discusses with some clinical examples, the use of art in the therapeutic context. The psychotherapist, exploration and creativity are one of the most important of the attachment domains. Art in therapy help the discovery and strengthening of self. Art is communicative, the lonely artist in the garret. Daniel Stern argues the sense of self emerges out of activities seen fundamental to artistic activity. The attachment perspective, 'superego' is the critical parent of the avoidant child. The analytic therapist argues while access to creativity is a mark of progress in therapy, it is peripheral to the analytic process. The analytic interchange is a creative activity; a 'verbal squiggle game' calls the spontaneity of therapist and patient. The attachment perspective, the inner world furnished via the primary relationships, and the ego is imperceptibly transformed into the idea of the self.