Archives par mot-clé : Body

Vanessa De Matteis, Maurice Corcos: Body, rhythm and creation

Using clinical encounters with contemporary artists (in this case, Boris), we explore the place of the body in creation, through the notion of rhythm. Rhythm is not limited to rhythmicity or tempo, nor measure alone; rather, it bears witness to the incarnation of internal movement. It is in its incarnation that rhythm exists, in time with the body of the drives that it expresses. The created work will be its echo.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 1, 187-206.

Graziella Gilormini, Isée Bernateau: Maladie chronique et subjectivation

Adolescence is the time of metamorphosis, of encountering the other. But well before the onset of puberty, the child who has received a diagnosis of chronic illness is obliged to confront the arrival of a disquieting stranger who pounces on him: disease. How does puberty fit in with a body already marked by illness? Would not the emergence of the sexual body be a way of truly appropriating the sick body?

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 3, 551-561.

David Le Breton: Shedding one’s skin in adolescence

Interventions involving the skin are attempts to redraw the boundaries between inside and outside; they act as a tool for getting through the delicate passage to manhood or womanhood. Hairstyle, skin (make-up, tattoos, piercings, cosmetic surgery) and clothes – every youngster is over-informed about possible looks and how other people will receive them. Such attempts to control one’s self-image or to alter it (through scarification, for example) express the adolescent’s wish to escape from an intolerable identity.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 3, 489-498.

Martin Bakero Carrasco, Éric Bidaud: Name, act and creation .

Starting with the question, « by virtue of what does an adolescent crisis of the body exist? », this article proposes to play with the notions of space, of watching, and of the creation of a name. Internet, as mirror and space for circulating profiles and images, translates the journey of the trial to inscribe the destiny of new figures of the Name of the Father. This journey involves the risk of initiating a counter culture movement, and of the adolescent becoming the Father of the Name through the effects of his or her creation

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 333-345.

Olivier Ouvry, Jacques Dayan: Lacan, mind the gap.

How can we approach the relationship between the works of J. Lacan and the treatment of adolescents when the actual topic of adolescence seems to be absent from J. Lacan’s work? It can be argued that J. Lacan, by relying on the notion of “structure” rather than that of “development”, substitutes questions about the body, and in particular about puberty and pubertal development, and uses instead a language that specifies effects of pubertal development without designating them as such.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 233-238.

Frédéric Lefévère, Nathalie Guillier-Pasut : Mimes and Thought: From Staging to Making Meaning

This paper offers us an opportunity to present and explore a treatment based on corporal mediation for adolescents hospitalized in a child psychiatric ward. We will show how the proposal to use fabrics and mime as a space for mobilizing the body, can be a support for subjectivation and psychic transformation, especially at this period of life.

Adolescence, T. 31 n°1, pp. 49-63.


Here we wish to delineate the contemporary social imaginary world of adolescence. Our purpose belongs to qualitative sociology, i. e. an attempt to describe phenomenologically a few signs selected as being typical but which no objective statistics would legitimate. The author wishes to find her way about the contradiction existing between the advertising exhibition of the handsome young bodies and some characteristics of adolescent aesthetics as it may be caught within their choice of self‑presentation, of music, comic strips, etc 


»The body of fate and the fate of the body are important issues during adolescence, which discloses the fate « of the absolute, unique and fundamental inheritance passed on to the adolescent by his parents. In this sense, there exists, to our mind, an intergenerational aftereffect of the traumatic, which is defined by the excess of the « too much « and the « not enough «. In this way, the « bad « is introduced and transmitted in the psychological life of the child, who during adolescence feels encumbered by the « corporeal « history of his parents. Also, beyond the onslaught of drives experienced during adolescence, the body, at this stage of development, reveals a sort of « original flaw «. This is why the young subject cannot manage to rid himself of the « body problem «, which brings into play seduction and sexuality and is, finally, the « problem « of the body.»


A teanager and his body : this article could be entitled that way. In my practice as a psychotherapist using body-oriented mediations (danse, among other means), I deal with the body, gestures, movement. I also deal with psychological construction. After presenting a clinical work realized with a teenager during relaxation or danse, I will offer some theretical and clinical thoughts which underline what the physical work sustains in the construction of the subject.


Risk taking behaviours are a way for the teen to fight against it suffering. Resolution are numerous. They include cultural practices such as theatre, music, sport, etc. or encounters. Analytic psychotherapy is worth for the teen that accept this principal. But it involves some adjustment of the setting, and an involvement of the psychotherapist. The quality of relation is as important as the content of the words exchanged.