I gain response-ability, and even if I shrug and let that awareness slip away again, that’s a choice I have made. In their own words, the PCU aims to: I’m particularly pleased to see issues like diversity in the profession, and campaigning against “benefits therapy” included in the list.Generally speaking, I find it to be good practice to spend some time contemplating what I to do with what comes into my awareness; some discoveries come before their time and need to be let go. This is an exciting development, emerging out of the pull many psychotherapists and counsellors feel towards some kind of activism.The person being therapist suggested an experiment: for the rest of the duration of the experiment, I could only take a maximum of 3 seconds to think before responding.They would hold the time boundary and demand I respond if it got to 3 seconds.
And that awareness is a powerful thing, because once I’m aware of something, I’m responsible for what I do with that awareness. ~ ~ ~ Image credit: last weekend’s joint conference of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union is being formed.
It is unlikely to be a coincidence that Generation Rent is a political topic of the day.
The transience and rootlessness of renting therapy rooms by the hour is something I have begun to find unbearable. Renting a space means more than just renting a space that belongs to someone else.
The room is hired by many therapists, but belongs to none. I tend to feel this as a sense of emptiness in the room; it is missing the many, tiny, background cues that suggest there is one specific person using this space on a regular basis.
In terms of figure/ground formation, the ground doesn’t support the figure of a tangible therapist.