Development, crises and illnesses of the soul
Soulways offers insights into personal growth through the phases and turning points of human life. A profound picture of both child and adult development is given. The developmental needs, potentials and questions of each life phase and passage are mapped. This challenges readers to reflect on their own lives.
Drawing on his work as a psychiatrist, Dr Rudolf Treichler explores the developmental disorders of the soul. These include addictions, inner emptiness, neurosis, premature ageing, psychosis, mid-life questions, hysteria, epilepsy, anorexia, schizophrenia, depression and mania.
These illnesses are explored from a developmental and therapeutic viewpoint - as questions which may encourage individual growth. The importance of art therapy in helping overcome illness is explained.
Soulways is an essential guide for counsellors, parents, teachers, doctors, therapists and those doing biography work.
Publisher: Hawthorn Press