If you can believe that all living organisms require a cocoon in order to transform into something else, then therapy can be that cocoon.
In psychodynamic thinking, fathers are symbolically associated with rules and regulations – the boundaries that keep a child safe not only from the external world but the internal one.
In her absence, one begins to understand how much of her is in inside us -in one’s internal world.
In any suicide case, it is clear that the person did not feel there was hope in life and they could not bear to go on.
The analytical rumination hypothesis proposes that depression is an evolved response to complex problems, whose function is to minimise disruption and sustain analysis of those problems
“While she was in a state of great anxiety, she had attempted to pray but could find no words. At last a few words of a child’s prayer in English occurred to her.” (p.10) – Josef Breuer and Sigmund Freud (1956). On the psychical mechanism of hysterical phenomena (1893) in International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 37:8-13.