By Andrew Samuels

ISBN-10: 1782203176

ISBN-13: 9781782203179

Andrew Samuels has confirmed a world perform as a political advisor, operating with senior politicians, political events and activist teams. His lectures and workshops at the software of 'therapy pondering' to social and political matters allure broad curiosity. His prior books during this quarter, equivalent to The Political Psyche and Politics at the sofa, were generally preferred. Now, in a long-anticipated tour-de-force that's either compassionate and intellectually stimulating, this booklet deepens in a brand new and innovate sort his engagement with issues akin 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 by way of the inclusion of experiential workouts within the textual content. during this manner, activism and research, private and non-private, healing and more-than-personal are all introduced jointly in a delightful but hard synthesis.Samuels is open in regards to the issues of attempting to follow remedy pondering to dialogue approximately urgent political, social and monetary questions, and to the lack of a feeling of which means and function in own and collective lifestyles. even though there's a lengthy heritage within the psychotherapies of aspiration to accomplish this, and therapists invited the realm into their consulting rooms, the 'client' didn't appear for its first consultation. within the publication, Samuels speak about why this has been the case, accepting that there's a very undesirable old 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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