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The Therapy Experience

How Human Kindness Heals

By (author) Roger Kingerlee
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PCCS Books, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Jul 2006
Dimensions: w 155mm h 234mm
ISBN-10: 1898059780
ISBN-13: 9781898059783
Barcode No: 9781898059783
Synopsis
Why do people hurt each other so much? What use is Psychotherapy? How can mindfulness help? In "The Therapy Experience", Dr Roger Kingerlee suggests that, given our tendencies to treat ourselves and others mindlessly, it may be wise for us to take a step back-even just for a moment - to reflect on how we lead our lives and, in particular, what we do to each other. Whether children, adults, or older people, all of us need psychologically respectful treatment in everyday life if we are to lead fulfilling lives. This is why people respond so well to good psychotherapy, as numerous case studies show. If, as Kingerlee believes, human mindlessness is the problem, the focused practice of human mindfulness may be the cure.

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"An excellent introduction to mindfulness therapy, with penetrating discussion of its wider relevance to how we can live well together." Lord Richard Layard Dr. Kingerlee's book, full of understanding and open-hearted compassion, draws attention to the crucial part that mindful empathy and acceptance play in the therapeutic relationship. Read this book. Open to it. Cultivate mindfulness. It could change your life." Michael Chaskalson, Mindfulness expert, Cambridge, UK