The Emergent Self: An Existential-Gestalt Approach

Author(s) : Peter Philippson

The Emergent Self: An Existential-Gestalt Approach

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
    Existential therapy
  • Category 2 :
    Gestalt Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 25525
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855755253
  • ISBN 10 : 1855755254

Reviews and Endorsements

'As gestalt therapy enters the twenty-first century, it shows its continuing importance by the intelligent work of such people as Peter Philippson. In this book, he brings gestalt therapy face-to-face with contemporary understandings in related fields - such as physics and cognitive neuroscience. Most importantly, he offers a fresh, updated perspective on the metatheory of gestalt therapy. This book is worthy of serious consideration by practitioners and students, whatever their area of study or psychotherapeutic modality.'
- Dan Bloom, President, Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Fellow and Past President of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy

'Peter Philippson draws on his extensive knowledge of chaos theory, quantum mechanics, mathematics, Zen Buddhism and Gestalt psychotherapy theory to expertly guide readers towards the notion of the Self as an Emergent Process. This is an exciting read and I found I needed to hold on tightly as Philippon whisked me through new and exotic ways of thinking; a visceral equivalent to riding pillion on a Harley Davidson and going slightly too fast round some of the bends. I recommend it highly: he shows why Gestalt theory has remained at the leading edge of developments in counselling and psychotherapy; possessing a relational, and emergent theory of self that is supported by the latest research in physical and neurosciences.'
- Sally Denham-Vaughan, AFBPsS, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor

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