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Snake in the Clinic : Psychotherapy's Role in Medicine and Healing (Paperback) (Guy Dargert)

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This book offers an alternative to the usual view of psychotherapy’s role in relation to medicine by proposing that psychotherapy is less an adjunct to mainstream medicine than it is co-partner in the process of deep healing.The chosen emblem of Western scientific medicine is the rod and serpent of the Greek god Asklepios. Its symbolism represents the importance of raising to consciousness those dark chthonic energies that are essential to “deep” and lasting health.The Snake in the Clinic offers a critical re-evaluation of the role of psychotherapy in medicine. It questions the value of quantifiable evidence-based practice; pointing out that the primary aim of this approach is to reduce symptoms rather than to “heal” or “make whole”. Instead the author proposes that illness is an unavoidable aspect of the human condition. Drawing on psychological theory, scientific research, mythology, Buddhist and Eastern ideas, shamanism and case work, puts our understanding of the work of psychotherapy into a broader global and historic context. It also shows how this broader vision relates to everyday practice with the individuals who come to psychotherapy.
Number of Pages: 174
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Mental Health, Healing, Holistic Medicine
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Author: Guy Dargert
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2016
TCIN: 50927032
UPC: 9781782203742
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-7743
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