Creative Suffering and the Wounded Healer

Byron GaistCreative Suffering and the Wounded Healer is aimed at professional therapists and all readers who make mental health and well-being – their own and that of others – a personal goal.  It discusses the philosophical and psychological foundations of a therapeutic approach which is not based on any ideological ‘school’ of thought, but instead suggests that through the therapist’s creative confrontation with personal experience, a global perspective on the establishment of relationships which are psychologically and spiritually helpful may be reached.  To achieve this vision, the tenets of Carl Jung’s (1875-1961) Analytical Psychology are compared and contrasted to teachings and personalities from the history and theology of the Orthodox Church.  The book concerns anyone employed in or studying fields relevant to psychological, social and pastoral care, but also other interested readers.