By John Firman, Ann Gila
Illuminates the function of empathic love in psychotherapy.
This e-book exhibits what psychosynthesis feels like within the empirical perform of psychotherapy. initially conceived via Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, psychosynthesis is without doubt one of the first Western psychologies to incorporate theoretically either the mental and non secular dimensions of the individual and to deal with therapeutic and development at either one of those degrees. In impression, it deals an method of psychotherapy based in altruistic love, a love that nurtures the innate force inside people to include and actualize the full of who they're. Authors John Firman and Ann Gila discover how this empathic altruistic love affects the particular healing scenario and what's concerned for the therapist in offering this love for an additional. They comprise experientially dependent types and concept, case stories from either the buyer and therapist views, and a call for participation for either the pro and the layperson to the self-reflection, internal paintings, and dedication essential to love and paintings at this depth.
“A Psychotherapy of affection is a realistic and profound e-book, solidly in response to the authors’ many years of expertise as therapists and as academics of psychosynthesis. it really is packed with illuminating examples of healing interactions and theoretical views from a wide selection of sources—including Freud, Jung, Adler, and Rogers. it is usually religious insights from transpersonal psychology, Western mysticism, and Buddhism.
“For Firman and Gila, psychosynthesis is a psychology of affection, a robust assertion which demanding situations renowned mechanistic techniques to psychotherapy. This e-book is vital interpreting for somebody drawn to pursuing psychotherapy as a loving, compassionate, and spiritually grounded profession.”
— Robert Frager, Founder, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
“The topic of empathy is these days on the vanguard of medical study, and on the foundation of all winning psychotherapy and counseling. Firman and Gila convey us empathy in its private aspect—as non secular empathy. Their perception throws new gentle at the nature of relationships, in addition to at the perform of the assisting professions. This publication will do a lot to enhance the standard of our presence with the folk in our lives. it's a well suited tribute to the secret of love.”
— Piero Ferrucci, writer of Beauty and the Soul: the intense strength of daily good looks to Heal Your Life
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The Survival Unifying Center And our reaction to primal wounding is instantaneous and inevitable, happening often without our awareness: we begin to think and act in ways that will avoid nonbeing and the associated experiences at all costs. We begin to form a personality that is not an expression of our authenticity, but is designed to survive this wounding. We here lose ourselves, become what we need to become, be who we need to be, in order to survive a wounding environment. Here is a striking anonymous letter, introduced by Karen Horney and quoted by Maslow, referring to this loss of self as “our secret psychic death in childhood”: How is it possible to lose a self?
Likewise, an exclusive involvement with transpersonal psychosynthesis may lead to a crisis of duality (Firman and Gila 1997; 2002) in which there is the realization that higher unconscious experience does not automatically lead to a stable, embodied expression of this higher potential. Each crisis of transformation indicates an imbalance that is often righted as the missing dimension is included. The journey of Self-realization will usually involve both personal and transpersonal growth at some point, and, more often perhaps, include them both in an ongoing way.
So the dynamics of Self-realization have to do with how we perceive— or ignore—the deeper truth of our lives, and how we respond—or not—to this in the practical decisions of everyday life. It is fair to say that all theory and practice in psychosynthesis ultimately has to do with uncovering, clarifying, and responding to our own deeper sense of who we are and what our lives are about. Personal and Transpersonal Psychosynthesis Understanding Self-realization as a relationship with Self allows Self-realization to be distinguished from psychological or spiritual growth.
A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice by John Firman, Ann Gila