Zich, Jane. ON THE THRESHOLD: CONFRONTING THE GATEKEEPER

Zich, Jane. ON THE THRESHOLD: CONFRONTING THE GATEKEEPER 2017-05-05T12:45:38+00:00

Zich, Jane
ON THE THRESHOLD: CONFRONTING THE GATEKEEPER

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 16, Number 1, 2007

Keywords: gatekeeper, threshold, process-oriented communication, images, symbolic, dialogue, conscious, unconscious.

Abstract: Images from the unconscious not only provide us with rich symbolic material but also may inform us about the process of the dialogue occurring between the conscious and the unconscious. In this paper, the author describes one particularly provocative type of process-oriented communication from the unconscious, the Threshold-Gatekeeper image. The value of heeding such images is discussed.