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On Psychotherapy as an Ethical Discipline and its Relation with Christianity
A consideration of psychotherapy as an ethical discipline and how this impacts the issue of professional regulation.
On “Classical Analysis”
The classical analysts got one thing right: you cannot “cure” people by merely sympathising with them on their misfortune. Beware pity & Mitleid. But they got one thing wrong: you cannot “cure” people if you withdraw from them emotionally. The therapist has to be an incitement to them to achieve a higher state of harmony…
Nietzsche on Shame
Shame exists wherever there is a “mystery”; but this is a religious concept, which in the older times of human culture had a wide extent. ... Sexual relations, for example, which as a privilege and adyton [this was traditionally the most sacred place within a Greek temple, reserved for the priests and priestesses] for adults…