“The person who is unable to seduce people, is not able to save them either.“ Søren Kierkegaard From 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 “Kierkegaardian Seduction”
Attendant, you seek to exit this reality for one where nothing exists. In effect, you seek your own death, and now you’re angry with me for offering the very thing you cannot bring yourself to admit you want. If you want things to change, maybe first acknowledge this fact. Try being real with me now. More so, try being real with yourself. Why are you here?
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.