Poetry, Therapy and Emotional Life
Poetry, Therapy and Emotional Life explores the thoughts of poets, therapists and counsellors in relation to the human condition with a practical component on how poetry can be used in therapeutic work. Concentrating on the theories of Freud, Jung, Rogers, Berne, Perls and Ellis, the book examines topics such as human motivation, experience and neurosis.
It encourages readers to take a fresh and enthusiastic approach to their work as counsellors, therapists or writers, and appeals to anyone with a love of poetry or writing as a means of self expression. The text contains a wealth of poetic examples both traditional and modern, along with samples from clients in creative writing groups, schools and healthcare settings. Psychological therapists and counsellors, health and social care workers, and writers alike will find this very accessible book invaluable.
"'I specifically attempt to explore the strong inter-relatedness between poetry and psychological ideas. It is a powerful medium in which to express complex feelings and ideas. Counselling and psychotherapy base their approaches in various psychological theories but in their practice seek imaginative and creative ways to work with people experiencing emotional upsets in their lives. Both areas seek to illuminate the human condition, explain and describe issues such as love and loss, spirituality, and transitions in life.' Diana Hedges"show more
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[(Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry (Dodo Press))] [By (author) John Dryden] published on (December, 2009)
Indian Epic Poetry; Being the Substance of Lectures Recently Given at Oxford: With a Full Analysis of the RáMáYana and of the Leading Story of the Mahá-BháRata