The notion of a relational or transpersonal "field" is an important emerging concept in Brief Therapy. A "field" is a type of space or energy produced by relationships and interactions in a system that often holds deeper, more archetypal information. It is similar to what Gregory Bateson referred to as a "larger mind" and "the pattern which connects." This workshop will explore methods to recognize and work with such fields as part of a Brief Therapy session.
There is a professionally familiar dichotomy between the experience of an actual person to person relationship, on the one hand, and the transpersonal expansion. The latter is often given a special place in the therapeutic repertoire but, in actuality, they are overlapping experiences, Drs. Houston and Polster will each tell how these perspectives enter into their work, with an accompanying discussion.