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Love and Its Disappointment: The Meaning of Life, Therapy and Art Paperback – 25 Aug 2009
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His overall thesis that we are motivated by love, the inherent irony of existence - that as loving beings we are inevitably thwarted, and how we manage that - and how art and therapy can help us think about them, process them, inform us and occasionally heal us finds a way of saying what I have felt, in a much more incoherent way, for a long time. --Julia Samuel Metanoia Institute Tutor, Honorary Fellow of Imperial College
This time he takes on the Wise, insightful, compassionate observations that teach us that we find love not in ourselves but in that which we are devoted to. Brazier has created a thought-provoking paradigm in which love, art, spirituality and psychotherapy attempt to dance together to the symphony of life's meaning, conducted passionately within the corridor of the human heart. --Gregg Krech, Buddhist, author of Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-reflection; and of other books on Naikan and Constructive Living
This book outlines a really useful new position on centrally important points in psychology --Mary Midgely, philosopher and author of 'Wickedness'
About the Author
David Brazier, broke new ground in psychotherapy with Beyond Carl Rogers and then Zen Therapy. He and his wife Caroline have continued to challenge orthodoxy and develop new effective modes of work. This book showcases the core philosophy of their method, now called the Other Centred Approach. David lives in Leicestershire, UK.
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I am not a psychotherapist, and so hesitated to purchase this book. I'm so grateful that I did. Dr. Brazier's writing is entirely accessible to lay readers, and is consistently engaging. More importantly, his theory has given me an entirely new framework with which to consider my relationships. This has led to healing insights as well as healing conversations with loved ones. I'd recommend the book to anyone who is struggling to understand why love is so often so painful, and to move toward greater acceptance of one's disappointments with oneself and others.