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Jean Benjamin Stora

Psychosomatics Jean Benjamin Stora

Collection: Que sais-je ?

Discipline: Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Release date: 14/09/2022


"Psychosomatic": a word to link mind and body. And to say the effect that one can have on the other.

If many doctors, for lack of anything better, tell patients that their symptoms are "psychosomatic", this is because they do not always know the psychic system very well. Conversely, among psychoanalysts, Freud's model has never had the scientific objective of explaining somatization.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, and especially the work of Pierre Marty in the 1950s, psychosomatic specialists have been trying to combine the two approaches, even taking into account the contribution of neuroscience today. But what further developments can be expected from psychosomatics in the age of CBT and other short therapies?

The time had come to take stock. This is what Jean Benjamin Stora proposes in this new volume, in which he promotes an integrative psychosomatic therapy that privileges the attachment relationship.


  • Stora, J.B., (2021) "The human being is a psychosomatic unit: All diseases are psychosomatic" Librinova Editions
  • Stora, J.B., (2019) "15 cases of Psychosomatic Therapies, treating patients, not just their illnesses" Editions Hermann, Paris.
  • Stora, J.B. (2013) "La Nouvelle Approche Psychosomatique, 9 cas cliniques", MJW- Féditions, Paris.
  • Stora, J. B. (2011) "Quand le corps prend la relève, stress, traumatismes et maladies somatiques", ed. Odile Jacob, Paris.1ère édition 1999
  • Stora, J.B. (2011) "La Neuropsychanalyse, controverses et dialogues", Paris: MJW Féditions
  • Stora, J.B.,( 1991/2010), Le stress, Presses Universitaires de France, collection "Que sais-je?" n° 2575, Paris,1991; 10th edition, 2019; editions in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian, Greek, Italian. 
  • Stora, J.B. (2007) "When the body displaces the mind, stress, trauma and somatic disease, (foreword by Mark Solms), London: Karnac Books Ltd.
  • Stora, J.B. (2006) "La Neuropsychanalyse", P.U.F, "Que sais-je?", n°3775
  • Stora, J.B. (2005) " Vivre avec une greffe, accueillir l'autre ", Odile Jacob, April 2005

Publications Articles (non exhaustive list)

Journal articles of the Society for Integrative Psychosomatics

2019 Body Images in Integrative Psychosomatics, Body Relations and Disease , Journal of the Society for Integrative Psychosomatics #4 "Psychosomatic Approach to Tinnitus".

2019 "Near Death Experience or Near Death Experience, Integrative Psychosomatics Approach" SPI Journal,#5 "Near Death Experience, Integrative Psychosomatics Approach".

2018 "On the importance of psychic and neural factors in somatic risk assessment of breast cancer patients" No. 3 Journal of the Society for Integrative Psychosomatics. Research and epidemiological study of 5 years duration

2018 Publication of all Integrative Psychosomatics epidemiology research over 30 years in the Journal of Integrative Psychosomatics #3   

2017. "Integrative Psychosomatics," Mental Health, January 2017. pp.30-35. 

2015 "The new Body-Mind Approach, Clinical Cases" Karnac, London. Foreword by Prof. Mark Solms, President of the International Association for Neuropsychoanalysis.

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Communications Congresses and Symposia: stress and somatic disorders

Stora, J.B. (1998) " Approche psychosomatique clinique du sujet âgé : présentation de cas ", Congrès international de psychiatrie et du système nerveux central, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, collection of abstracts.

Stora, J.B. (1999) " Stress, psychopathology and dependence, what philosophy of management in the XXIst century ? ", Congress of the Institute Psychoanalysis and Management, Lyon, June 1999.

Stora, J.B. (1999) " Conséquences psychosomatiques du stress traumatique, stress, traumatismes et maladies somatiques ", Congrès international de psychiatrie et du système nerveux central, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, collection of abstracts.

Stora, J.B. (2000) " Conflict at the top of the organization: duel and psychic survival; intra-psychic problem ", Congress of the Institute Psychoanalysis and Management, Paris, June 2000.

Stora, J.B. (2000):

"Pain and Alexithymia, psychosomatic approach to pain", International Congress of Psychiatry and the Central Nervous System, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, collection of abstracts.

"Essential depression and somatization process, case presentation", International Congress of Psychiatry and the Central Nervous System, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, collection of abstracts.

Stora, J.B. (2000) " approche psychologique des transplantés cardiaques " CHU La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Colloque des 13 & 14 Juin 2000 organisé par la Fédération de Transplantation d'Organes et de Tissus.

Stora, J.B. (2000) " Etude psychologique et approche épidémiologique des transplantés cardiaques ", XIII° Journées de la Pitié, 26 & 27 octobre 2000, Cours de transplantation cardiaque et pulmonaire. 

Stora, J.B. (2000) " Addictions and Somatizations, psychosomatic approach ", Seminar of the IREMA, December 8 and 9, 2000 on the topic " Sensorialities and addictions ".

Stora, J.B. (2000) "How to make stress management, development and well-being of people at work an essential value of your management to reveal and manage the energy of the team", Annual Production Congress 2000 of October 25 & 26 organized by Institute for International Research.

Stora, J.B. (2000) "What place for the psychosomatic approach to pain?", Second Information Day of the Hospital of Plaisir (21/11/2000).

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Collaborative publications:

Stora, J.B., Cooper, C.L.,( 1987), "Stress at the top: the price of success among French Corporate Presidents", Journal of Employee Relations, Vol; 10, number 1, 1988, Manchester University Press.

MARTY, P., HERZBERG, R., STORA, J.B.,(1987), Psychosomatic organization and cancer risk, research of December 1987, original unpublished manuscript.

MARTY, P., STORA, J.B.,(1988), La Classification psychosomatique Marty/Ipso, méthode d'aide au diagnostic des organisations psychosomatiques et des maladies somatiques. Medicine and Hygiene.

Stora, J.B., Marty, P., Gautier, J-M., (1989), " Sémiologie psychosomatique" C.R n° 331: Groupe HEC,1989.

MARTY, P., STORA, J.B.,(1989), La clasificacion psicosomatica MARTY/IPSO: metodo diagnostico de las organizaciones psicosomaticas y enfermedades somaticas, Psicoterapia Analitica, Vol. 1,n° 1,pp.19-31.

MARTY, P., STORA, J.B., ( 1989), Psychosomatics, ed. Beirut, in Arabic language. 175 p.


Membership in professional and scientific associations:

Member of the French Society of Gynecology Obstetrics Psychosomatics.

General Secretary of the jury of the "Pierre Marty Psychosomatics Prize".

Member of the International Association of Neuropsychoanalysis since 1995


Editorial activities :

Member of the Scientific Committee of the French Journal of Psychosomatics

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Integrative Psychosomatics

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