By John Firman, Ann Gila
Illuminates the function of empathic love in psychotherapy.
This e-book indicates what psychosynthesis seems like within the empirical perform of psychotherapy. initially conceived through Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, psychosynthesis is likely one of the first Western psychologies to incorporate theoretically either the mental and non secular dimensions of the individual and to handle therapeutic and progress at either one of those degrees. In impact, it bargains an method of psychotherapy based in altruistic love, a love that nurtures the innate force inside of people to embody and actualize the full of who they're. Authors John Firman and Ann Gila discover how this empathic altruistic love affects the particular healing state of affairs and what's concerned for the therapist in supplying this love for an additional. They comprise experientially established types and thought, case reviews 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 booklet, solidly in line with the authors’ many years of expertise as therapists and as academics of psychosynthesis. it really is jam-packed with illuminating examples of healing interactions and theoretical views from a wide selection of sources—including Freud, Jung, Adler, and Rogers. additionally it is non secular insights from transpersonal psychology, Western mysticism, and Buddhism.
“For Firman and Gila, psychosynthesis is a psychology of affection, a strong assertion which demanding situations well known mechanistic methods to psychotherapy. This ebook is key analyzing for someone attracted 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 leading edge of clinical examine, and on the foundation of all winning psychotherapy and counseling. Firman and Gila express us empathy in its inner most aspect—as non secular empathy. Their perception throws new gentle at the nature of relationships, in addition to at the perform of the aiding professions. This publication will do a lot to enhance the standard of our presence with the folk in our lives. it's a greatest tribute to the secret of love.”
— Piero Ferrucci, writer of Beauty and the Soul: the extreme strength of daily attractiveness to Heal Your Life
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Extra resources for A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice
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. While such growth can and does occur as we walk our path of Self-realization, it is a byproduct of this journey and not the goal.
Furthermore, authentic personality implies contact with, and a following of, one’s own sense of meaning or direction in life—Self-realization. So here there is not only possession of one’s rich human potential, but also a motivation to express An older person can conthis meaningfully in the world. In attachment theory sciously re-evoke, resuscitate and cultivate in himself terms, a “securely attached” individual “feels bold in the positive characteristics of his explorations of the world” (Bowlby 1988, 124).
So transpersonal psychosynthesis is a process of integrating the contents and energies of the higher unconscious, of learning to contact and express transpersonal qualities, spiritual insights, and unitive states of consciousness. 12 As fundamental as personal and transpersonal psychosynthesis are, each has a limitation—each can leave out the other dimension. For example, an exclusive involvement with personal psychosynthesis may lead eventually to the existential crisis (Firman and Vargiu 1996) in which there is a loss of meaning and purpose in one’s personal life.