Martin Jára

Phenomenology of Language of/in Psychotherapy

On the one hand, we have the therapist and his or her sophisticated terminology, and on the other there is the client with his/her personal language… The aim of the workshop is to give a space for exploring the relationship between words and physicality, or - as the philosopher Merleau-Ponty said - the possibility to enter into another person’s language with one’s body. Our work will be interspersed with small exercises and sharing of experiences from therapeutic practice. Participants can find the answers to questions like: To what extent can we integrate the terms, phrases and clichés of psychotherapy into our clients’s manner of speech? Is there a ny point in offering clients directly our psychotherapeutical language? In the end, we shall discuss implications of the exploration of the language for psychotherapy integration.