Transitional Space – The Magic of the “In-Between”

Jul 17, 2017, 01:41 PM

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Transitional Space is hard to describe, but we go searching from post-war London to avant-garde Lesbian comic strips, and find out how it is a crucial part of human experience.
In his paper, “Transitional Phenomena and Transitional Objects,” the British pediatrician and psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott described an “in-between” world, a psychological experience that is neither completely inside, in imagination, nor completely outside, in external reality. The Transitional Space is crucial for our developing healthy relationships with others and the ability to transform our play into satisfying work. It is also the place where art, religion, and even psychotherapy, take place.