This, the latest book from 'The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Series' of Regent's College, is an intriguing book which explores complex areas and is recommended for the more experienced practitioner' - Counsellingbooks.com This book focuses in depth on how attention and the heart are involved in relating to others. The author draws in both west and west to illuminate this often neglected aspect of psychotherapeutic work. Sufic and Yogic approaches to heart consciousness are given as well as those from contemporary scientific studies which are discovering the heart's intelligence. Also drawing on contemporary contribution from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, Rosalind Pearmain describes the moment-by-moment process of relational contract in terms of an arc of attunement, amplification and reverberation and offers practical exercises to develop our heart's capacities to respond to others. `Intriguing.. extraordinary.. skillfull...' Counselling News
‘My head is getting bigger, but my heart is shrinking’ (trainee psychotherapist from Japan).
I am sitting opposite a woman in her fifties in my small consulting room and study. We are both ensconced in Ikea chairs and there is a white rug connecting the floor where our feet rest. In a low voice, she is ...