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By Gilbert J. Rose

Why and the way do tune and summary artwork pack such common attraction? Why do they typically have 'therapeutic' efficacy?

Between sofa and Piano links well-established psychoanalytic rules with historic and neurological conception to assist us start to comprehend a few of the purposes at the back of music's ubiquity and gear.

Drawing on new psychoanalytic realizing in addition to advances in neuroscience, this booklet sheds mild at the function of the humanities as stimulus, and as a key to artistic wisdom. topics lined include:

* track with regards to the trauma of loss
* track in reference to wholeness and the feel of identity
* the facility of track to jump-start common emotions, movement and id the place those were doubtless destroyed through neurological disease
* the speculation of healing efficacy of track and paintings.

Between sofa and Piano is a complete assessment that may be of curiosity to all these intrigued through the interrelation of psychoanalysis and the artistic arts.

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As in music, a holding environment based on attunement and stability provides a reliable structure conducive to affect. Unrelieved structure, however, like a blank screen, may degenerate into a shared torpor rather than encouraging the freedom to discover and learn to express affect. In addition to interpretation, other active measures consistent with objective neutrality and abstinence may well be required to promote affective interaction and keep the process from languishing. Flexible spontaneity and a readiness to improvise are called for, 4 Between words and music such as introducing discrete doses of controlled dissonance like changes of tempo and rhythm.

Reaching further back, there is the interactional synchrony that neonates manifest within twenty minutes of birth: they react to voices with synchronized movements (cited by Benzon, 2001). And still further, since auditory systems become active three to four months before birth, perhaps the fetus becomes entrained to speech patterns in utero. Little is known about any of this. We know perhaps even less about the continuum between knowing and feeling. Or words and music. We do know that words and music are both rooted in the body.

Also, the balance between them is constantly shifting in focus and weight. A "democratic" principle of intersubjective equality can be misleading if applied uncritically. Between words and music 9 On the one hand, it is the patient who has composed the material and is the primary performing artist; the therapist is the sensitively attentive, supportive, non-intrusive accompanist and as such is essential but secondary. However, while the therapist surely acts as accompanist, there is more to his/her function to be applied when it becomes possible: for example, experienced listener, critic and professional tutor.

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