THE BODY AS TESTAMENT: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL CASE STUDY OF AN ADULT WOMAN WHO SELF-MUTILATES †

@article{Scott1999THEBA,
  title={THE BODY AS TESTAMENT: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL CASE STUDY OF AN ADULT WOMAN WHO SELF-MUTILATES †},
  author={E. Scott},
  journal={Arts in Psychotherapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={26},
  pages={149-164}
}
  • E. Scott
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Arts in Psychotherapy
There are few words in our language that adequately express pain. To express emotional or physical pain to another human being we often rely upon metaphor. Self-mutilation is generally an unspoken expression of an internal and intangible experience. This behavior makes the unseen experience concrete. In some cases the process and outcome of self-mutilation is an explicit metaphor for the mind of the individual. Self-mutilation, the cuts, burns and scars represent fragmentation and woundedness… Expand

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