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.'