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Christopher Bollas

Christopher Bollas is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Honorary Member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of ESGUT, the European Study Group of Unconscious Thought.

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Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £16.14 (RRP : £16.99 You save £0.85)

In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests... (more)

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known.

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known.

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £19.99

In this important collection of essays based on the independent tradition, the author integrates his experience in clinical practice with the unique contribution of the British school of object... (more)

Hysteria

Hysteria

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £23.99

Offers a history of hysteria that weaves its well-known features - repressed sexual ideas; indifference to conversion; over-identification with the other - into the hysteric form. Through a... (more)

Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self-Experience

Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self-Experience

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £23.99

Shows how each person unconsciously invests the ordinary objects of life with particular and private meaning. As each person subsequently voyages through the environment he encounters objects that... (more)

The Christopher Bollas Reader

The Christopher Bollas Reader

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £25.99

This reader brings together a selection of seminal papers by Christopher Bollas. Essays such as "The fascist state of mind", "The structure of evil," and "The functions of history" have established... (more)

The Freudian Moment: Second Edition

The Freudian Moment: Second Edition

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £13.69 (RRP : £14.99 You save £1.30)
  • eBook £10.49 (RRP : £14.99 You save £4.50)
  • Paperback + eBook £15.69 (RRP : £25.48 You save £9.79)

With a new foreword by André Green.

Bollas eloquently argues for a return to our understanding of how Freudian psychoanalysis works unconscious to unconscious. Failure to follow Freud's basic... (more)

The Evocative Object World

The Evocative Object World

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £16.99

Christopher Bollas builds on Freud's account of dream formation, combining it with perceptive clinical, theoretical and cultural insights to show how the psychoanalytical method can provide a rich... (more)

Mayhem

Mayhem

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £12.99

Mayhem is Christopher Bollas's third novella, following the highly acclaimed Dark at the End of the Tunnel and I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing. Readers return to the urban village where the... (more)

China on the Mind

China on the Mind

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £16.99

Several thousand years ago Indo-European culture diverged into two ways of thinking; one went West, the other East. Tracing their differences, Christopher Bollas examines how these mentalities are... (more)

Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Dark at the End of the Tunnel

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.99

This cross-genre novella introduces a comic hero-"the psychoanalyst"-who muses on ordinary yet essential psychological, philosophical and theological questions following The Catastrophe. Everyday... (more)

Cracking Up: Unconscious Work in Self Experience

Cracking Up: Unconscious Work in Self Experience

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £23.99

In this book Bollas examines how people educate one another in the idioms of their unconscious lives, and considers also the nature and consequences of the traumas which prevent us from doing... (more)

Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and the Human Idiom

Forces of Destiny: Psychoanalysis and the Human Idiom

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £24.99

The author looks at what makes us unique as individuals? and how does this uniqueness manifest itself in our personalities, our lives, relationships, and in the psychoanalytic process? 223 pages.... (more)

The New Informants: Betrayal of Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

The New Informants: Betrayal of Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

by Christopher Bollas, David Sundelson

  • Paperback £26.44 (RRP : £29.99 You save £3.55)
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  • Paperback + eBook £28.44 (RRP : £50.98 You save £22.54)

Confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of psychotherapy, and yet this confidence is betrayed with increasing regularity. This text attempts to answer three questions: how did this loss of privacy... (more)

The Mystery of Things

The Mystery of Things

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £20.99

A philosophical reflection on the paradox of the psychoanalytical process, which objectifies psychic life through the deep subjectivity of its two engaged participants - a mysterious encounter which... (more)

Theraplay and Other Plays

Theraplay and Other Plays

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £12.99

The main characters of these five plays by Christopher Bollas struggle to survive in a post "Catastrophe" world. As they go about ordinary life it is clear that something insidious has both preceded... (more)

The Infinite Question

The Infinite Question

by Christopher Bollas

  • Paperback £16.99

Christopher Bollas uses detailed studies of real clinical practice to illuminate a theory of psychoanalysis which privileges the human impulse to question. From earliest childhood to the end of our... (more)

I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing

I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing

by Christopher Bollas

  • Hardback £13.99

This dark comic novella follows the life of "the psychoanalyst" in an urban village engaging a cast of characters with whom he shares his life and his ideas. A vulnerable yet thoughtful person... (more)

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