The Place In-between


James Hillman writes, “The place that analysis and theology have in common is the soul. But the soul is a ‘non-place’ for neither theology or dynamic psychotherapy regards it as its main concern. The one studies God and God’s intentions, the other studies men and women’s motivations, while the place in-between is too often left unoccupied.”

From Hillman’s book Insearch:psychology and religion.

In the Monadnock area of New Hampshire, we have group called Monadnock Area Psychotherapist Services (MAPS). They are a group of psychotherapists whose aim is to include in their therapy practice the place in-between.

How appealing is that to you? Do you feel an in-between place?

 

6 thoughts on “The Place In-between

  1. jhvn July 8, 2014 / 10:31 am

    I’m glad you mentioned MAPS. THat used to be called Monadnock Area Psychotherapy and Spirituality Services. Since that was felt to be too long, the name was shortened to MAPS Counseling Services, with the explanative line, “Professionally integrating psychotherapy and spirituality.” Find more at http://www.mapsnh.org.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions July 8, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    I don’t think I need psychotherapy, (or maybe I do and just don’t know it) but I’m glad that they care enough about the spiritual side of people to want to help.

    • fictionfitz July 8, 2014 / 7:57 pm

      I too like the combo

  3. Carole Webber July 9, 2014 / 10:26 am

    Let me know when and how they find the soul. I think I feel it within me but then I may be imagining it.
    Sound like an interesting group

    • fictionfitz July 9, 2014 / 10:34 am

      I still think it is up to us to find it.

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