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Alan A MacKENZIE

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Precious Pilgrims, Alan A. Mackenzie Nov 2008

Precious Pilgrims, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

Sometimes we find ourselves in meaningful group situations that change radically -- leaving us in a reflective space which can promote trasformational growth and change. This paper discusses possible reasons why group relations can help to facilitate individuation. It also incorporates Object Relations theory and observable group dynamics a la Bion, while exploring how work in the "here & now" (contemplative practices) can affect "containment & holding" of the group members.