Hope, Dread, and Dignity When "Now for Next" Has Collapsed

Author/s Lynne Jacobs
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 21-26 File size 166 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2021-001003
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This report draws on insights from contemporary Gestalt therapy and intersubjective psy-choanalysis to examine the relationship between the felt sense of hope, dread, and dignity in a dialogic therapeutic process. Both schools of thought emphasize the relationship of hope and dread in the dialogic process, and this report explores working how a sense of dignity emerges from working with hope and dread dialogically. Hope and dread vacillate in the process of a therapy relationship as the patient reaches for their dignity through truthful, agentic dialogue. The restoration of dignity during the coronavirus shutdown process has moved from back-ground to foreground in our therapeutic conversations.

Keywords: Dignity, hope and fear, Coronavirus, Gestalt psychotherapy, dialogue.

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Lynne Jacobs, Speranza, paura e dignità quando il "Now for Next" è collassato in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2021, pp 21-26, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2021-001003