Our Search for Meaning: Essays on Spirituality and Gestalt Therapy

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This book brings together the overlapping paths of psychology, spirituality and gestalt therapy. It considers the life of pioneers who have gone before on this journey and left a well marked trail for others to follow - those who have contributed to the bridging of the psychological and spiritual, such as Carl Jung, Evelyn Underhill, William James, Emanuel Swedenborg, Roberto Assagioli, Viktor Frankl and Wilson Van Dusen. It begins with a series of essays on spirituality and psychology and moves to the specific ...
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Overview

This book brings together the overlapping paths of psychology, spirituality and gestalt therapy. It considers the life of pioneers who have gone before on this journey and left a well marked trail for others to follow - those who have contributed to the bridging of the psychological and spiritual, such as Carl Jung, Evelyn Underhill, William James, Emanuel Swedenborg, Roberto Assagioli, Viktor Frankl and Wilson Van Dusen. It begins with a series of essays on spirituality and psychology and moves to the specific relationship between spirituality and gestalt therapy. This book attends to what many people can relate to today - the common threads which bring understanding to our life through these interrelated streams - spirituality, psychotherapy and our search for meaning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478319900
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/27/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian O'Neill, B.A. (Hons), MAPS is co-director of the Illawarra Gestalt Centre, past president of AAGT and on the editorial boards of the Gestalt Review and Studies in Gestalt. He has published on field theory, relationship therapy and edited the text Community. Psychotherapy and Life Focus: A Gestalt Anthology of the History, Theory and Practice of Living in Community (Ravenwood Press). He has collaborated with his wife Jenny in writing on gestalt couples therapy and the use of group in training and they have been training and supervising therapists for many years both in Australia and internationally. Brian is currently a senior fellow in mental health at the University of Wollongong and a senior manager of a couples and family therapy service in Queensland. As well as bringing gestalt therapy to the relationship field, he has worked extensively in Drug and Alcohol (was Head of the NSW State Drug Treatment Unit), and Mental Health (awarded the Australia and New Zealand Gold Medal for mental health achievement by the Governor General, Sir William Deane)
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