New PDF release: A New Therapy for Politics?

By Andrew Samuels

ISBN-10: 1782203176

ISBN-13: 9781782203179

Andrew Samuels has confirmed a global perform as a political advisor, operating with senior politicians, political events and activist teams. His lectures and workshops at the software of 'therapy considering' to social and political matters allure extensive curiosity. His past books during this quarter, equivalent to The Political Psyche and Politics at the sofa, were broadly liked. Now, in a long-anticipated tour-de-force that's either compassionate and intellectually stimulating, this e-book deepens in a brand new and innovate variety his engagement with topics equivalent to economics, ecopsychology, management, aggression and violence, the function of the person in revolutionary politics, and sexuality and spirituality in political contexts. The reader is inspired to maneuver past traditional expert or educational discourse through the inclusion of experiential workouts within the textual content. during this approach, activism and research, private and non-private, healing and more-than-personal are all introduced jointly in a pleasing but tough synthesis.Samuels is open in regards to the issues of attempting to practice remedy pondering to dialogue approximately urgent political, social and financial questions, and to the lack of a feeling of which means and function in own and collective lifestyles. even supposing there's a lengthy historical past within the psychotherapies of aspiration to accomplish this, and therapists invited the area into their consulting rooms, the 'client' didn't appear for its first consultation. within the booklet, Samuels speak about why this has been the case, accepting that there's a very undesirable historic checklist to possess, starting from Jung's anti-semitism to psychoanalytic homophobia and heteronormativity. there's additionally the matter of therapists' uncontrollable wish to end up their theories correct.

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