The Aims of Psychotherapy (A Quote by James Hollis)
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Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times, by James Hollis
1683645618In writing about the aims of psychotherapy in 1929, [Carl] Jung observed that the therapeutic project is less about “cure,” for life is not a disease, and more about an ongoing experiment to be lived through. So, the common work, he asserts, “is less a question of treatment than of developing the creative possibilities latent within the patient.” … As Jung writes in another essay, “The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport the patient to an impossible state of happiness but to help him acquire steadfastness and philosophic patience in the face of suffering. Life demands for its completion and fulfillment a balance between joy and sorrow.”
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