To celebrate its 30 years of pioneering work in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy training, the Re-Vision Centre for Transpersonal & Integrative Therapy has brought together a selection of writing by practitioners and teachers who have worked at the heart of the organization.
The chapters address a social and cultural crisis which, at this point in the history of our planet, needs new ways of looking at therapy and how it relates to the world beyond the consulting room. Just as ‘the personal is the political’ was a way of seeing individual issues within the context of a wider political field, so we now need to see that soul has a different kind of agency from that of ego – one that is both internal and external, individual and cultural. The world may have lost connection with soul in its obsession with merchandise and control, but soul has not lost connection with us. These chapters offer an integrative perspective that both gives a place to the troubles of the modern world and also develops a well-tuned craft to firstly attend to our painful wounds and ultimately transform their bitterness into the salt of wisdom.
This book is a compelling work for psychotherapists, counsellors, trainees, and anyone interested in how psychotherapy influences and is influenced by the state of the planet, by imagination and by the reality of how politics impact on our daily lives.
‘The Re-Vision therapy program in London is a brilliant light in a darkening world, showing us new and profound ways to deal with our problems, individual and social. This book is a roadmap for that process that I hope will be taken up by many professions.’
—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
‘Transformation in Troubled Times speaks in a clear voice, summoning therapists, educators, environmentalists, psychologists and all concerned citizens to be responsive to our current crises.’
—Robert D. Romanyshyn, author of The Wounded Researcher
‘Beyond the lands of psychotherapeutic diagnostics and techniques is a field
that Re-Vision, through the innovative work that Chris and Ewa Robertson
began, has inhabited for many years – it is the place where our wounded humanity and soulful longing is welcomed and heard. Its wisdom is both fresh
—Dr Jan Jian Mojsa, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor
ISBN 978-1-912698-02-8, 208 pages paperback, illustrated, 6″ by 9″.