Broadgate Circus

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Broadgate Circus

Broadgate Circus

 

“the patient does not remember anything of what he has forgotten and repressed, but acts it out. He reproduces it not as a memory but as an action; he repeats it, without of course knowing that he is repeating it.”

Freud, Sigmund (1986) [1914]. ‘Remembering, Repeating and Working Through (further recommendations on the technique of psychoanalysis II)’. In The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XII, Standard Edition, pp.145-156. Hogarth Press Limited, UK. Quotation from p150.

Skating round and round Broadgate Circus

Skating round and round Broadgate Circus

“the compulsion to repeat is an ungovernable process originating in the unconscious. As a result of its action, the subject deliberately places himself in distressing situations, thereby repeating an old experience, but he does not recall this prototype”

Laplanche, J. & Pontalis, J.B. [1967] (1988). The Language of Psychoanalysis. Karnac Books, London. P.78.

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