A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice

Author(s) : John Firman, Author(s) : Ann Gila

A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 192
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 29795
  • ISBN 13 : 9781438430904
  • ISBN 10 : 1438430906

Reviews and Endorsements

'A Psychotherapy of Love is a practical and profound book, solidly based on the authors' decades of experience as therapists and as teachers of psychosynthesis. It is filled with illuminating examples of therapeutic interactions and theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of sources-including Freud, Jung, Adler, and Rogers. It also includes spiritual insights from transpersonal psychology, Western mysticism, and Buddhism.

For Firman and Gila, psychosynthesis is a psychology of love, a powerful statement which challenges popular mechanistic approaches to psychotherapy. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in pursuing psychotherapy as a loving, compassionate, and spiritually grounded profession.'
- Robert Frager, Founder, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

'The subject of empathy is nowadays at the forefront of scientific research, and at the basis of all successful psychotherapy and counseling. Firman and Gila show us empathy in its deepest aspect-as spiritual empathy. Their insight throws new light on the nature of relationships, as well as on the practice of the helping professions. This book will do much to improve the quality of our presence with the people in our lives. It is a splendid tribute to the mystery of love.'
- Piero Ferrucci, author of Beauty and the Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Everyday Beauty to Heal Your Life

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