What makes a place safe to talk? Psychotherapy and the frame

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.

Safety, confidentiality and trust are key parts of psychotherapy. That almost goes without needing to be said. But what is enabled by these qualities of the frame? How do they open up less conscious thoughts and feelings?

In this second conversation about psychotherapy, Robert Rowland Smith and Mark Vernon explore this space of real encounter, which is paradoxically safe so as to allow the less safe to emerge. They ask how the frame feels sacred, how it can be spoiled or abused, and how it might enable the rebirth of souls.

For more on Robert – https://www.robertrowlandsmith.com

For more on Mark – https://www.markvernon.com

For more on the Philosophy Slam – https://www.philosophyslam.net