Reverie and Reflection

Thinking in the Marrowbone

  • Margot Solomon
Keywords: reverie, reflection, psychological work, container-contained, thinking

Abstract

Freud used the idea of “evenly hovering attention” to describe how therapists might attend to both the conscious and unconscious of their patients; Bion and his followers used the term “reverie”. In this paper, the concept of reverie is reviewed and discussed as a core tool for the psychotherapist, that is, if one accepts the idea that the task of psychotherapy may be to help clients or patients learn how to make sense of their inner life of thinking and feeling.

Waitara

I whakamahia e Freud te ariā “aronga topaki ōrite” hai whakaahua i te puakaha a ngā kaihaumanu i te mauri ora rāua tahi ko te mauri moe o a rātou tūroro: ā, whakamahia e Bion me tana rōpū te kupu “huritao”. I tēnei pepa, ka arotakehia te ariā o te kupu huritao ka matapakihia hoki hai pāraha matua mā te kaiwhakaora hinengaro, inā rā, mēnā e rata ana ki te ariā ko te mahi a te kaihaumanu ko te poipoi i ngā kiritaki tūroro rānei ki te ako me pēhea te aronui ki ngā whakarohanga me ngā kohengihengi ā-hinengaro.

Published
2014-10-01
How to Cite
Solomon, M. (2014). Reverie and Reflection: Thinking in the Marrowbone. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 18(1), 11-21. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2014.02
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