By John Firman
Illuminates the position of empathic love in psychotherapy.
This e-book exhibits what psychosynthesis appears like within the empirical perform of psychotherapy. initially conceived by means of Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, psychosynthesis is among the first Western psychologies to incorporate theoretically either the mental and religious dimensions of the individual and to handle therapeutic and progress at either one of those degrees. In influence, it deals an method of psychotherapy based in altruistic love, a love that nurtures the innate force inside people to include and actualize the entire 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 offering this love for one other. They contain experientially established versions and conception, case reviews from either the customer and therapist views, and a call for participation for either the expert and the layperson to the self-reflection, internal paintings, and dedication essential to love and paintings at this depth.
“A Psychotherapy of Love is a pragmatic and profound publication, solidly in line with the authors’ many years of expertise as therapists and as academics of psychosynthesis. it's choked with illuminating examples of healing interactions and theoretical views from a wide selection of sources—including Freud, Jung, Adler, and Rogers. it is also religious insights from transpersonal psychology, Western mysticism, and Buddhism.
“For Firman and Gila, psychosynthesis is a psychology of affection, a strong assertion which demanding situations renowned mechanistic methods to psychotherapy. This booklet is crucial studying for an individual 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 medical study, and at the root of all profitable psychotherapy and counseling. Firman and Gila express us empathy in its private aspect—as spiritual empathy. Their perception throws new gentle at the nature of relationships, in addition as at the perform of the supporting professions. This publication will do a lot to increase the standard of our presence with the folks in our lives. it's a most excellent tribute to the secret of love.” — Piero Ferrucci, writer of Beauty and the Soul: The impressive strength of daily good looks to Heal Your Life