Inspiring Tales of Psychotherapy describes how eight people suffering from depression, anxiety and compulsive eating, take the path of psychotherapy and guided imagery to find the underlying causes of their symptoms. They travel through the labyrinth of their unconscious to discover hidden and, at times, bizarre memories that hold the key to their recoveries. The true essence of these stories lies in our witnessing their motivation and determination as they find that elusive path to health.
Inspiring Tales of Psychotherapy is about courage and growth, the pursuit of truth and insight, hope and change and the belief that all obstacles can be overcome. The stories in this book show ways to achieve what seems unachievable. They touch and inspire us to look optimistically toward a brighter future.
You will meet:
• Sarah who awakened from a life-long nightmare believing she was a killer. • Harold brought back to life by the children he loved. • Angela, terror stricken, as she faced the belief that she would die if she gained only one more pound. • Carl whose rapid weight swings hid a tale of a sexual orgy and the death of a loved one. • Judy, a sprightly teenager, who rose up and defeated bulimia, drug addiction, and undesired, compulsive sex. • Scott and Marilyn who slept with a stranger in their bed. • Nancy who followed a path of mediocrity while obsessed with a need to be perfect. • Jeffrey who shed 200 pounds and overcame an early childhood trauma that had seemingly doomed him to an early death.
My fault I guess but didn't realise this bood is written by a specialist in eating disorders. Interesting cases but the techniques to resolve the eating disorders became 'samey' so I lost some interest about half way in. Still kept enough to finish it though.