This blog by Alison Jenaway explains more about the idea of reciprocal roles and how this concept is used in cognitive analytic therapy.
Split second judgements
Have you ever made a split second judgement about someone before even talking to them? I once went on a Buddhist silent retreat and started to hate the person next to me because of the way she wrapped her blanket around her. Later on, when we got talking on the train on the way home, I discovered that I really quite liked her. My initial judgement will have been based on a gut feeling that I was not even aware of in terms of conscious, deliberate, thought. Continue reading Relationship Roles