Love: Bondage or Liberation? (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Series)

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This book explores how, and why, falling love affects us so profoundly? How can it produce such a broad spectrum of feelings, from hatred to altruism, from ecstasy to despair? Can it enlarge who we are or must it ultimately fade without lasting value? Deirdre Johnson is an experienced Jungian Analyst and draws on thirty years of teaching and giving workshops to trainee and professional counsellors and psychotherapists. She argues that the theories from psychoanalysts, relational psychologists, ethologists, neuroscientists, analytical psychologists, and philosophers all make valuable contributions to the theme, and she uses all of these approaches to highlight and explore the many values and dangers inherent in falling in love. She demonstrates how only a pluralistic approach can do justice to an understanding of passionate love in all its richness and complexity and she shows how this richer understanding can actively help a person on the journey of individuation. In this process, she claims, there can be no lasting happiness that does not also involve the happiness of those objective others within and outside of the psyche, and that falling in love can further both inner and out love relationships.

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Deirdre Johnson is a Training Analyst with the Association of Jungian Analysts and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She has taught counsellors and psychotherapists for a variety of UKCP and BACP training organizations and has led workshops for Continuing Professional Development in many different environments. She has had her own practice for over twenty-five years. Further work has been within the NHS and in specialist experience with ethnic minorities. She lives in London with her family.

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“What is love? Since neither philosophers, psychotherapists, even biologists, can provide a complete answer, do not expect Deirdre Johnson’s book to do so. But that is what I love about it. Drawing upon a host of psychotherapeutic, literary and other sources, the author demonstrates in her theme precisely what she describes in her final words: “...love is more than any feeling; more than sexual attraction or primal instinct; more even than the longing of the soul for the divine. It is all these things and also more. It will always remain ineffable, but, as Eros, it manifests as an indefinable energy that binds our disparate inner selves into a coherent whole, that binds each individual self to society, and hat binds humanity to the universe that we inhabit’. “ (Michael Jacobs, author of Psychodynamic Counselling in Action, Shakespeare on the Couch and Our Desire of Unrest)

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