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Trauma, tragedy, therapy [electronic resource] : the arts and human suffering / Stephen K. Levine ; foreword by Shaun McNiff.

Levine, Stephen K. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0857001930 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780857001931 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (208 p.)
  • Publisher: London ; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
From trauma to tragedy. Going to the ground -- Mimetic wounds -- Trauma, therapy and the arts -- Chaos into form. Order and chaos in therapy and the arts -- Is order enough? Is chaos too much? -- The expressive body -- The second coming -- The art of despair -- Researching imagination, imagining research -- A fragmented totality? -- Poiesis after post-modernism. Poiesis and praxis -- Be like Jacques -- What can I say, dear, after I say I'm sorry?
Summary, etc.:
Stephen K. Levine's new book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. Among the many concerns that the book addresses is the damage done by the tendency to adopt stock methods of understanding and superficial explanations for the depths, complexities, wonders, and exasperations of human experience. The book explores.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Arts > Therapeutic use.
Psychic trauma.
MEDICAL > Psychiatry > General.
Trauma's (psychologie)
Creatieve therapie.
Stress Disorders, Traumatic > therapy.
Art Therapy.
Arts > Therapeutic use.
Psychic trauma.
Genre: Electronic books.

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