'A life free from care' - the hermit and the analyst


Henderson, D. 2017. 'A life free from care' - the hermit and the analyst. Psychodynamic Practice. 23 (1), pp. 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/14753634.2016.1199488
Title'A life free from care' - the hermit and the analyst
AuthorsHenderson, D.

The hermit's vocation to carelessness bears striking resonances with the vocation of the psychoanalyst. What I want to explore in this paper are some of the ways in which hermits and analysts get up to the same kind of mischief. I’ll look at parallels between some of Merton’s writings and writings of psychoanalysts, including Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Donald Winnicott and Wilfred Bion.

Research GroupCentre for Psychoanalysis
JournalPsychodynamic Practice
Publication dates
Online04 Jul 2016
Print02 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Jul 2016
Accepted17 Jan 2016
Output statusPublished
Additional information

Published online: 04 Jul 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14753634.2016.1199488
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