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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...
Chapter 17: Primal Integration
The word ‘primal’ means ‘of the beginning’ or ‘of the origins’. The word ‘integration’ means ‘making into one’ or ‘completing the whole’. Primal integration is an approach that takes seriously the possibility of dealing with personal problems in a fundamental way by going back to their origins. In this, of course, it is not unique; many different therapies say the same thing. But primal integration has an open-ended notion of how far back those origins might be. Some forms of therapy will only consider childhood. Others will also consider infancy. Primal integration also takes into account the process of birth, and the fetal life which preceded that.
There is a knowing inside each of us about what we need to do ...