Saturday, March 29, 2008

Out of Treatment

The first season of the In Treatment series is finally over. It was basically an Americanized rewriting, episode-by-episode, of an Israeli show, Be'Tipul.

I found the show fascinating, and I've been trying to put my finger on why.

I kept being put in mind of Eugene Gendlin's book, Focusing. Not so much the technique espoused. The fictional therapist isn't using the Gendlin technique. What kept coming to mind was Gendlin's portrayal of unpredictable movement as difficult-to-face conflicts emerge to the light of awareness.

The path to find
peace of mind,
can take the person on a winding way,
swerving through blind curves toward day.

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