Finding a New Place to Stand

A Conversation with Colin Wrennall About Farming and Psychotherapy

  • Keith Tudor
  • Colin Wrennall
Keywords: farming, the land, psychotherapy, psychodrama, ageing, sustainable development, succession-planning

Abstract

This article is based on an interview of Colin Wrennall conducted by Keith Tudor. We first met as a result of Keith contacting Colin with regard to The Book of Evan, and got to know each other more through some further conversations. The interview itself was conducted in a conversational style; the resulting article is based on a transcription of the interview and subsequent research, and further writing and editing. The article focuses on and covers Colin’s background and work in farming and psychotherapy and, specifically, psychodrama, and discusses the interplay between these two worlds. Following this and drawing on matters arising from the first part of our recorded conversation and subsequent writing, in the second part of the article, we discuss the phenomenon of our ageing practitioner community, sustainable professional development, and succession-planning.

Whakarāpopotonga

Ko te uiuinga o Kōrini Werenara e Kīhi Tūhoro te tūāpapa o tēnei kōrero. I ara ake te tūtakitanga tuatahi i te whakapānga atu o Kīhi i a Kōrini mō te pukapuka Te Pukapuka o Ēwana, ā, ka mōhio pai ake i a māua mai i ngā kōrerorerohangai muri ake. He kōrero te momo hiki i te pātaitai, hoi anō nō te hopu reo o taua uiuinga me ngā rangahau te pūtake o tēnei tuhinga. Ka arotake tēnei tuhinga i te whakatipuranga ake o Kōrini me tāna mahi kaipāmu, me te mahi whakaora hinengaro pokapū tonu ki te whakatautau hinengaro, ka matapaki ai i te haeretahinga o ēnei ao e rua. I muri ake mai i nga take ara ake i te wāhanga tuatahi o te hopunga reo me ngā tuhinga i tuhia, i roto i te wāhanga tuarua o te pepa, ka matapakihia te āhua o te taipakeke haere o te hunga mahi o te hāpori, te pupuri whanake ngoio me te whakatakotoranga-tauatanga.

Published
2018-03-21
How to Cite
Tudor, K., & Wrennall, C. (2018). Finding a New Place to Stand: A Conversation with Colin Wrennall About Farming and Psychotherapy. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 21(2), 177-194. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2017.16
Section
Articles