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The Spiritual Psyche in Psychotherapy
Mysticism, Intersubjectivity, and Psychoanalysis
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This book examines the interaction of spiritual and psychoanalytic lineages with psychotherapy in everyday practice. Written by a team of seasoned clinicians and illustrated through clinical vignettes, chapters explore topics pertaining to the mystical dimensions of psychological and spiritual life and how it may be integrated into clinical practice.

Topics discussed include dreams, dissociation, creativity, therapeutic relationship, free association, transcendence, poetry, paradox, doubleness, loss, death, grief, mystery, embodiment, and soul. The authors, clinicians with decades of experience in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and spiritual practice, draw from their deep engagement with spirituality and psychoanalysis, focusing on a particular theme and its application to clinical work that is supported by the generative conversation among these lineages. At once applied and theoretical, this book weaves insights from the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism, Ecumenicism, Integral Spirituality, Judaism, Kaballah, Non-violence, Sufism and Vedanta. They are in conversation with psychoanalytic perspectives including Jungian, Post-Jungian, Winnicottian, Bionian, Post-Bionian and Relational.

A felt sense of the spiritual psyche in clinical practice emerges from this conversation among spiritual and psychoanalytic lineages, beckoning clinicians ever further on the path of spiritually rooted, psychodynamic practice.


Editors' Introduction

Willow Pearson and Helen Marlo

1. Inhabiting the Spiritual Psyche

Willow Pearson and Helen Marlo

2. Letting the Light Get In

Katherine Olivetti

3. Thoughts on Mystery, Paradox and Doubleness

Robin Bagai

4. Depth Psychotherapy and Spiritual Inquiry: Jungian and Transpersonal Perspectives

Bryan Wittine

5. Soul Home: The Kabbalah Dance & Jungian Psychoanalysis

Robin Eve Greenberg

6. Reckoning with the Spiritual Truth of Aversive Emotions: Evolving Unconditional Positive Regard and Discovering the Good Enough Clinician

Willow Pearson

7. Surviving through Destruction: Reading Gandhi in Winnicott

Shifa Haq

8. Out of Dissociation into Creation through Relation: A Depth-Oriented and Jungian Perspective on Psychological and Spiritual Experience

Helen Marlo

9. Caesuras of Dreaming: Being and Becoming, Thinking and Imagining

Willow Pearson

10. Allowing the Creation

Mitchel Becker


ISBN-13: 9780367542559
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publication date: November, 2020
Pages: 232
Weight: 658g
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Subcategories: Psychotherapy


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