The British psychotherapist, Donald Winnicott, has many key ideas that are useful when thinking about how we develop and connect with the wider world particularly in times of difficulty.
His genius, in part, is also to take and on develop ideas of Freud as well as make connections with ideas of Jung.
In this talk, I explore the way in which Winnicott charts the dynamics of our personal development and how that may unfold into a maturity that relates us more fully to the world around us and even to the spirit of life itself.
NB I realise now I mistakenly talked of “stages of ruth” rather than “stages of pre-ruth”! But the main point about the stance the child has towards life is still right.