Psychotherapy and the evolution of consciousness

This is a talk I gave at WPF Therapy on how Owen Barfield’s ideas about the evolution of consciousness might help shape psychotherapy’s sense of itself.

The youtube shows the core part; the audio is the full talk including my personal introduction and the questions.

In short, psychotherapy can be said to have emerged to fill the vacuum left by the departure of Christianity’s wisdom about inner life at the Reformation.

It offers not only clinical insights but a spiritual practice that suggests new ways of participating in life and the inside of the world world.

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