What is cairn spotter? What is it for? Beyond our borders, there are therapeutic methods that do not belong to our theoretical and cultural references. This is, for example, the case of social therapy in one of the countries where the exchange of experience within the same social group leads to real support. What is its origin? What are its theoretical anchors? Can it be transferred to other European countries and to what extent?
Recently it was discovered in favela, on the outskirts of the city, in the northeast, that people discovered community therapy and wanted to learn how to import this knowledge on their own in other places. Although this original practice is still very rare in Europe, on the other hand, it flooded the country in a few years, where it was very successful among the poorest and convinced government agencies that no longer hesitate in finances. This article will follow the plan for a public therapy session and will take its tone.
Why people like doing cairns. Public therapy, exchange of experience. Why do people make pyramids. At the beginning of each session, we greet each other, we warmly greet each other and thank each other.
To clarify very specifically that public therapy is about sharing, it is proposed from the very beginning to divide a small dark sphere in order to “break the ice” of information. This can take the form of play, dance, song, quick relaxation …
We will tell you a short story from the cultural folklore of a Brazilian grodka: “A man, feeling that his end had come and taking care of his family’s future, gathered his four sons at his bed, who spent time arguing. He gives them a stick that everyone, at his request, breaks without difficulty. Then the old man takes four more sticks, reunites them and ties them together, and suggests that his children, one by one, try to break them, which none of them succeeded in doing. “Well,” said the old man, “the only message I want to leave before giving up: being united, connected with each other, you are strong and can resist wherever you can do anything.
This story illustrates the state of psychotherapy in a community: joining forces to create connections. In the country, in order to “break the ice”, the exchange is often festive, dynamic, music, people express themselves from the very beginning, register very quickly on the body. In European cities, you need to know how to observe the reserve of each of them, and sharing is carried out in a less extrovert mode. Space for listening, talking and communication.
Groups can bring together many people (sometimes more than a hundred). So that everyone can speak or listen to each other’s words and, thus, create links, you must follow the rules that are clearly set out in the welcome step. Respect the word of another is one thing!
In the same way, we are here to share our experience, therefore we are forced to speak in the first person, using the “I”. For the same reason, we should neither give advice, nor make judgments, nor give interpretations, otherwise we are no longer in the narrative of our experience and expression of our emotions. Finally, if in this article I can only use the speech register (written here), these are much more powerful ways of communicating to convey feelings, emotions, experiences: songs, poems, jokes, proverbs, can sprinkle, nourish and enrich exchanges during a session .
A place and time to talk about everyday worries and balanced stones.
Latin says: “When the mouth is silent, the organs speak. When the mouth speaks, the organs are silent. People talk about what prevents them from sleeping, about everyday chores, about the suffering that needs to be overcome, or about which course to choose. There is no talk of secrets, trusting relationships.
Those who want to speak out and briefly explain their problem. Only the problem that affects most people will be saved after the vote and will be further developed. All problems are equally important, have the same value. When choosing a topic, I choose myself. The topic selected by the group is the one that will reach the greatest number. Hence the need for the therapist to rephrase the proposed topic in a clear and synthetic way, emphasizing emotions.