From On Becoming a Psychotherapist, 1989, edited by W. Dryden and L. Spurling, Tavistock/Routledge, London with permission. Chapter 1 in the original publication.
4. The Blessing and the Curse of Empathy (1989)†
Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy
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Thorne, B. (2012) The Blessing and the Curse of Empathy (1989), in Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment: Bridging Faith and Person-Centred Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329214.ch4
- Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
- Published Print: 19 SEP 2012
Print ISBN: 9781119950820
Online ISBN: 9781118329214
- the blessing and the curse of empathy (1989);
- Jung's The Undiscovered Self, and wonder of the human psyche;
- critical stance, adapted to everything, integrating training into life;
- Jung's writings, referred to in struggles of feelings of despair;
- people, as mostly not expecting to be understood, the empathic unexpressed;
- internalising God's love and forgiveness, in Christian parlance;
- Carl Jung, and acknowledging the spiritual dimension in the human;
- therapeutic relationship, of living in as integrated a way as possible
This chapter contains sections titled:
Why Did I Become a Psychotherapist?
How Did I Become a Psychotherapist?
When Did I Become a Psychotherapist?
What Sustains Me as a Psychotherapist?
Implications for Other Therapists