Astonishment and surprise in psychotherapeutic technique in adolescence

Astonishment and surprise are motors for psychic rebinding. Through the bonus of pleasure these technical tools give rise to, they permit us to offer a new narration of what is causing the problem. These concepts are all the more useful in that they enter into the framework of puberty. The psychotherapist must do more to maintain a great capacity for astonishment and surprise in order to foster new possibilities for psychic binding, while avoiding the ever present risk of fright.