The Art of Caring: a Dialogue after a Session

Author/s Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Adriano Schimmenti, Pietro Andrea Cavaleri, Teresa Borino
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2015/1
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 73-87 File size 112 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2015-001006
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The article is the transcription of a therapeutic session led by M. Spagnuolo Lobb during a seminar at Kore University in Enna (Italy). The session focuses on the support to awareness in a co-created experience between therapist and client. Words and bodily movements are interwoven at the contact boundary in a relational dance where the intentionality for contact, the now-for-next, becomes the guide of the therapeutic intervention. Comments on the session by Prof. A. Schimmenti, a psychoanalyst, and dr. P.A. Cavaleri, a Gestalt therapist, follow. The result is an interesting dialogue between psychoanalysis and Gestalt therapy.

Keywords: Body, movement, mentalizing, contact boundary, psychoanalysis, Gestalt therapy

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Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Adriano Schimmenti, Pietro Andrea Cavaleri, Teresa Borino, L’arte del prendersi cura: dialogo su una seduta in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2015, pp 73-87, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2015-001006