“The person who is unable to seduce people, is not able to save them either.“ Søren Kierkegaard Source: The Quotable Kierkegaard edited by Gordon Marino, p.32. Appropriated from Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks, Bruce H. Kirmmse, General Editor. Vols.1-6. Princeton University Press, 2007-12. Kierkegaard justifies seduction as a means to an end, if that end isContinue reading “Kierkegaard on seduction”
In the near future, in a typical office of a typical office building, in a typical downtown of a typical major city—two men sit talking. A large window on one wall extends from floor to ceiling so that pedestrians can be seen going about their daily routines. The first man appears to be in hisContinue reading “The Advocate and the Attendant”
Author’s note: This is the second dialogue of the Advocate Dialogues. The first, The Advocate and the Attendant, need not be read in order to follow this one, however, there are a few minor references to that particular piece. Setting: The near future. A typical office, in a typical office building, in a typical downtown, of any typicalContinue reading “The Advocate and the Authority”
Yalom speaks of the process focus in psychotherapy as thd therapist’s most valuable tool.