Breathing into the Self

  • Mark A. Kunkel


This allegorical window is the well-known injunction in airline travel to place the oxygen mask over one’s own mouth and nose before tending adjacent passengers, including impaired traveling companions and family members. I invite the reader to view the landscape of self-care as manifest in a teaching encounter in which we experienced a sudden threat to the integrity of our container and I failed to tend myself prior to tending the other, with undesirable consequences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Kunkel
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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