Si terrà a Boston dal 19 al 22 luglio il 19th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. Notizie sul sito del congresso.
La Prof. Sabrina Cipolletta, una docente della nostra Scuola, proporrà un workshop dal titolo "At first hand: how we get in touch with each other".
At first hand: how we get in touch with each other
Departing from different theoretical perspectives, like personal construct psychology, systemic theory and phenomenology, the workshop focuses on presence, understood as the acted and embodied subjectivity in the relationship, and explores its implications in terms of openness, honesty and co-responsibility in the health care relationships. Presenting some clinical examples, and analyzing some important and often unsolved questions in the medical field, we look at how this direction can lead us to move within uncertainty, which may open new and unexpected directions of movements.
Starting from the previous experience I proposed at the conference of the Costructivist Psychology Network last year, I want to step back to the basis of our movement, exploring what allows us to, or prevents us from, moving in certain directions. To do that we need to get in touch with the deeper parts of ourselves, the core constructs which govern the maintenance of our identity. This brings up the fundamental question: what is a person? What is he/she sustained on? Even if modern science defines life in terms of brain activity, our experience is that our existence is based on breathing. It is not by chance that we say of a person who died that he/she “stopped breathing” and that soul was defined by the Greeks as “breath”. For breathing we mean all those embodied processes which govern our existence, as Merleau-Ponty well expressed.
Coming back to our own breathing we can explore our personal way of standing up, which refers to our fundamental way of being. We can then observe how it changes if we change position or simply change our way of placing our weight on the floor. It is even possible to explore what happens when we get in touch with other persons by effectively touching them in different ways, different parts of the body and/or changing the rhythm. This experience may help us to discover and elaborate our personal way of being in relation: How do we get in touch? How does the other react? How do we feel when somebody else touch us?
Some other body movement experiences may be proposed and discussed in the workshop encouraging the sharing of personal experiences among the participants and exploring with them the implications in our professional practices. The aim of this workshop is to allow persons to experience at first hand, within a playful context, what getting in touch means.
Sabrina Cipolletta, PhD
University of Padova
Department of General Psychology
Via Venezia, 8
35131 Padova - Italy