`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist

The Perceptual-Analysing Centre

The perceptual-analysing centre

I began by dividing the emotion-processing mind into halves – one side with awareness attached to it, the conscious system, and the other side without direct access to awareness, the deep unconscious system. That done, I turned to the means by which we perceive emotionally charged events and meanings. The first question I asked was this: using the term perception generically to allude to all sensory systems, but mainly to hearing and vision, are there one or two avenues ofperception? That is, is conscious perception carried out by one set of receptors and unconscious perception by another? Or does perception always begin in the same way and lead to either conscious or unconscious registration?

The P-A (Perceptual-Analysing) System

Freud had postulated some ...

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