When patient and therapist choose to invest their time in a therapeutic relationship, they move together toward a common change. Moving within the shared, safe and protected dimension of therapy, allows them to dissolve their armor and to find their own way to reach a long-lasting transformation. This dissertation describes the concept of time in therapy while focusing on the concept of therapeutic relationship and its importance, paying particular attention to the Ericksonian therapy. A clinic case with important time and relational references is presented as an example.
Keywords: Time, relationship, care, patient, therapist, change