When the Body Speaks applies Jungian concepts and theories to infant development to demonstrate how archetypal imagery formed in early life can permanently affect a person's psychology. Drawing from Mara Sidoli's rich clinical observations, this book shows how psychosomatic disturbances originate in the early stages of life through unregulated affects. It links Jung's concepts of the self and the archetypes to concepts of the primary self, as well as incorporating the work of other psychoanalysts. Lucidly written, When the Body Speaks is an important book for professionals and students in the fields of child and adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Mara Sidoli trained as a child and adult analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London. In 1988 she was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico. She has supervised and taught infant observation in London, Italy and the USA.