By John Firman, Ann Gila
Illuminates the position of empathic love in psychotherapy.
This publication exhibits what psychosynthesis seems like within the empirical perform of psychotherapy. initially conceived by way of 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 deal with therapeutic and progress at either one of those degrees. In impact, it deals an method of psychotherapy based in altruistic love, a love that nurtures the innate force inside of people to include and actualize the total 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 supplying this love for an additional. They contain experientially established versions and thought, case reviews from either the customer 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 pragmatic and profound booklet, solidly in response to the authors’ a long time of expertise as therapists and as academics of psychosynthesis. it really is full of illuminating examples of healing interactions and theoretical views from a large choice of sources—including Freud, Jung, Adler, and Rogers. it is also 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 renowned mechanistic methods to psychotherapy. This booklet is key interpreting 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 vanguard of medical study, and on the foundation of all profitable psychotherapy and counseling. Firman and Gila exhibit us empathy in its inner most aspect—as religious empathy. Their perception throws new gentle at the nature of relationships, in addition to at the perform of the supporting professions. This ebook will do a lot to enhance the standard of our presence with the folks in our lives. it's a most suitable 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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Here you may relate to your adult children (and other people) as if they were children or teenagers, and be unable to bring other parts of yourself into the relationship. In disidentification from such a role, however, your consciousness is free to engage these other parts of yourself; you become open to the full richness of your inner community, and can experience the world unshackled by the blinders of a single identification. Here it is clear that consciousness partakes of transcendence-immanence: it can be free to engage any and all experiences, any and all parts of ourselves.
In other words, our window of tolerance ney, an adventure through is widening. strange lands full of surBut even then, while this expansion of the prises, difficulties and even middle unconscious is often a product of following dangers. our path of Self-realization, the two processes yet —ROBERTO ASSAGIOLI remain distinct. Again, Self-realization is about our relationship with Self, a transcendent-immanent relationship that abides whether we are identified or disidentified, entranced or disentranced, on the heights or in the depths, functioning from an expanded middle unconscious or not.
This profound transcendence-immanence of Self is a reason we have not followed Assagioli in representing Self at the apex of the higher unconscious. ”10 The notion of Self as more deeply or more broadly transcendent-immanent also allows us to recognize the vast array of forms through which Self can express—from individuals and groups, to spiritual practices and religious forms, to the natural world, to inner psychological structures. How might one describe the empathic, loving, holding power that is manifest through all such contexts, both inner and outer, animate and inanimate, to empower empathic, loving, transcendent-immanent “I”?
A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice by John Firman, Ann Gila