This site is an exploration of the Relational Implicit – – the emergence of meaning in our interactions.
While much of the site is geared to therapists, the exploration of the Relational Implicit is of interest to the general public as well.
For therapists, this provides somatic perspectives on psychotherapy. We explore somatic psychology, relational therapies, mindfulness, and trauma therapies. Most of this exploration takes the form of conversations with psychotherapists, occasionally researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process. Many of the conversations are available in video as well as audio. See menu for a list of conversations, chronological and alphabetical.
There is an underlying thread, whether or not it is apparent in any individual conversation. We explore the Relational Implicit, as an embodied experience, as a shared experience, and as the glue that binds societies together.
This exploration takes place within the context of a shift:
– from a model where people are seen as individual units, to the psychology of interaction;
– from a top-down, cognitive model to a bottom-up model where much is implicit as opposed to explicit.
The relational is implicit, intangible. This does not mean that it is ethereal. We are talking here about embodied experience.
As a visitor, you don’t have to refer to the underlying thread to enjoy the individual conversations. In fact, the conversations do not usually address directly the notion of Relational Implicit. They only start to point in this direction when taken together, in the context of this site.
You can access this thread, at any point, by clicking Implicit relational knowing on the menu.
– On large screens, left hand column.
– On smaller screens, three-line icon on top right corner of screen.
Relational Implicit is edited by Serge Prengel, LMHC, a therapist in private practice and a co-founder of the Integrative Focusing Therapy training program.