Workshop, “The Eyes of the Other: The Relational Function of Self,” AAGT Conference, Toronto, August, 2018
Posted on 03 June 2018 |
Our world is out of joint. It is torn at its corners. Relationships are in chaos. People are driven from their homes by hate. They cry out for asylum. Wounded, they call for help, for safety. They are tormented by personal emotional distress – by abuse, by depression, or by their private phantoms. The eyes of suffering others are everywhere. We cannot tolerate looking into their faces. We make them invisible. Can gestalt therapy answer their call?
This workshop presents the relational function of self as an addition to our relational perspective. By sharpening this as a clinical tool, we will understand it as the radical basis of “respect” –our reaching toward and welcoming the human other.”