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The psyche of the body : a Jungian approach to psychosomatics

By: Ramos, Denise Gimenez
Material type: TextTextHove/New York Brunner-Routledge c2004Description: xii, 164p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 1583918981Subject(s): Medicine, Psychosomatic | Jungian psychology | Psychotherapy | Mind and body | Diseases | Psychosomatic Medicine | Jungian Theory | Models, Psychological | Psychophysiologic DisordersLOC classification: RC49 .R266 2004
Contents:
1 Some models and concepts of disease and the healing process. 2 The analytical model. 3 Disease as symbolic expression: a new proposal. 4 Critical analysis of psychosomatic research. 5 The analytical model in organic diseases. 6 The symbolic body: case vignettes. 7 Conclusions
Abstract: '...a passionate and well-informed plea for a Jungian version of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy....reviews the long history of psychosomatic medicine and models of the relationship between psyche and body that have evolved over time, and presents a full revision of research in the field over the last twenty years. It presents a much-needed theoretical model together with practical guidelines that demonstrate how the psychological aspects of specific illnesses should be handled in therapy and analysis.'
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1 Some models and concepts of disease and the healing process. 2 The analytical model. 3 Disease as symbolic expression: a new proposal. 4 Critical analysis of psychosomatic research. 5 The analytical model in organic diseases. 6 The symbolic body: case vignettes. 7 Conclusions

'...a passionate and well-informed plea for a Jungian version of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy....reviews the long history of psychosomatic medicine and models of the relationship between psyche and body that have evolved over time, and presents a full revision of research in the field over the last twenty years. It presents a much-needed theoretical model together with practical guidelines that demonstrate how the psychological aspects of specific illnesses should be handled in therapy and analysis.'

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