A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice

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Illuminates the role of empathetic love in psychotherapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438430904
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 203
  • Sales rank: 1,191,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Firman (1945ā€“2008) was a psychotherapist in private practice in Palo Alto, California, and an Associate Core Faculty member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Ann Gila is a psychotherapist in private practice in Palo Alto and an Associate Core Faculty member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Their books include Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit and The Primal Wound: A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth, both also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


1. Psychosynthesis Personality Theory

2. A Psychosynthesis Developmental Theory

3. Spiritual Empathy

4. The Death and Rebirth of the Therapist

5. Empathic Resonance

6. Love, Power, and Ethics

7. Stage Zero of Psychosynthesis, Survival

8. Stage One of Psychosynthesis, Exploration

9. Stage Two of Psychosynthesis, Emergence of ā€œIā€

10. Stage Three of Psychosynthesis, Contact with Self

11. Stage Four of Psychosynthesis, Response to Self

12. Psychosynthesis as a Psychology of Love


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