76 x 101.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
This painting is inspired by interpersonal therapy. Also known as the ‘talking cure’, this therapeutic process requires active involvement by two people. Rather than a passive listener, the psychotherapist engages with the experience of the patient. The mechanism whereby healing occurs during therapy is through neural integration, involving high levels of empathy and insight from the therapist to transform dissociation of experience into integration. In these optimal conditions, healing occurs. In neurological terms, this process involves the rewiring of brain pathways.