Professional group study & Consultationkeeping ourselves alive & Engaged in depth work
November 2021 Theme:
Traces of the Other: Working With Character & Using Interpretations
- INTIMACY & SEPARATENESS – Re-read – CHAPTER 5 – ‘The Interpretitive Attitude’ – pages 46-58.
SOMATIC EXPERIENCE – CHAPTER 6 – Traces of the Other – Encounters With Character – pages .
PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS – CHAPTER 3 -‘Developmental Levels Of Organization’ – pages
On The Interpretitve Attitude – Poland’s work – 20 minutes
“Characterological patterns contain a constant, living tension between unconscious restraint of self and others on the one hand, and the spirit of unconscious communication to the other, which seeks to permeate the mental lives of one another, hoping to make their mark, come to be understood, and thereby find new freedoms of experience and expression.”
“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”
– William Butler Yeats
In silence there is eloquence.
Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.
You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
People of the world don’t look at themselves,
and so they blame one another.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.