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Self, Selving, and the Education of Attention

Self, Selving, and the Education of Attention

My presentation begins with a short summary of Colwyn Trevarthen’s ideas on the nature
of interpersonal connectedness, as expressed in one of his recent papers. Using that as my starting point, I explore the inherent tension between what I call Self and ‘selving’, and how graceful selving can be nourished through the artful and caring education of attention in a companionable relationship, such as between therapist and client.

Areas of Interest / Categories: Self, Westmead Think Tank 2019