Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul Through Creativity

Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul Through Creativity

by David H. Rosen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892540613

ISBN-13: 2900892540616

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Nicolas Hays

In this groundbreaking book, David H. Rosen, M.D., offers depressed individuals, their families, and therapists a lifesaving course in healing the soul through creativity. This is a book about transforming depression and its powerful pull toward suicide into a meaningful alternative. In Transforming Depression, Dr. Rosen applies Carl Jung's method of active…  See more details below

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In this groundbreaking book, David H. Rosen, M.D., offers depressed individuals, their families, and therapists a lifesaving course in healing the soul through creativity. This is a book about transforming depression and its powerful pull toward suicide into a meaningful alternative. In Transforming Depression, Dr. Rosen applies Carl Jung's method of active imagination to treating depressed and suicidal individuals. Having dealt with depression in his own life and the suicides of loved ones, Dr. Rosen shows that when people learn to confront the rich images and symbols that emerge from their struggles, they can turn their despair into a fountain of creative energy. He details the paths of four patients whose work in painting, pottery, and dance - in conjunction with psychotherapy - led them from depression to a more meaningful life. Their dramatic paintings illustrate the text.

Part One presents an overview of the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual factors involved in the diagnosis of depression.

Part Two provides a new therapeutic approach to treating depression, focusing on the symbolic death and rebirth of the ego (ego-cide) as an alternative to suicide.

Part Three presents in-depth case studies from Dr. Rosen's practice.

Part Four discusses how we can recognize crisis points and how creativity can transform depression. The author pays particular attention to the problem of teen suicide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900892540616
Publisher:
Nicolas Hays
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Jung on the Hudson Book Series
Pages:
302

Table of Contents

Illustrationsxi
Color Platesxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Prologuexvii
Part I.Background and Context
Chapter 1.Understanding Depression and the Quest for Meaning3
Chapter 2.Knowing Suicide and Its Creative Potential21
Chapter 3.Recognizing and Treating Depressed and Suicidal People36
Part II.An Innovative Way of Healing
Chapter 4.Egocide and Transformation: A New Therapeutic Approach61
Chapter 5.Healing Images: Symbols of Transformation85
Part III.Four Transforming Journeys
Chapter 6.Rebecca: Traversing the Dark Night of the Soul101
Chapter 7.Gary: The Dance of the Dragon129
Chapter 8.Sharon: Death of the Inner Witch and Birth of the Creative Self145
Chapter 9.Paul: Egocide and the Buddha181
Part IV.Spiral of Chance: Symbolic Death and New Lifeo
Chapter 10.Crisis Points: How Egocide Can Help209
Epilogue223
Notes227
Bibliography243
Index255

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