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Therapy, counseling and life

Of all Dr. Breggin’s books, The Heart of Being Helpful most directly addresses his approach to therapy. Sample chapters are included in this section. The final chapter of Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry describes the principles of effective therapy or counseling and the final chapter of Medication Madness describes "Principles of Life" for effective living. Most of Dr. Breggin’s books have extensive discussions of non-drug approaches to children, adults and families. The articles here deal directly with therapy and life.

 

 

Empathic self-transformation and love in individual and family therapy

The Humanistic Psychologist, vol 27, no.3, 1999, pp. 267-282. Peter R. Breggin Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology Abstract: Empathic self-transformation and a healing presence are key to successful therapy. Empathy, the willingness and ability to understand and care about the suffering of another person, requires a loving attitude. Love, in this context, […]

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Empathic self-transformation in therapy (2002)

Breggin, PR (2002). From Dimensions of Empathic Therapy, Springer Publishing Company, pp. 177-89. Empathy lies at the heart of being helpful to other human beings. However, empathy does not necessarily spring forth spontaneously from us in all situations or toward all of our patients and clients. Many clients will challenge our ability to understand and […]

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