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Bridge, M. (1993). Breaking the Circle. Brit. J. Psychother., 10(1):7-17.

(1993). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(1):7-17


Breaking the Circle

Marie Bridge

In this paper I explore some thoughts about the relationship between language, an awareness of separateness and the perception of linear time. I focus on work with a patient whose imagery resembled the myths of Paradise and the Fall. I look at how it is only when the circle of idealised omnipotent illusion is broken that language comes to be used as a communication across a gap rather than as the denial of a gap.

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