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Wild Therapy: Undomesticating Inner and Outer Worlds

by Nick Totton PCCS Books
Pub Date:
03/2011
ISBN:
9781906254360
Format:
Pbk 244 pages
Price:
AU$44.99 NZ$46.95
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Therapy is by nature wild; but a lot of it at the moment is rather tame. This book tries to shift the balance back towards wildness, by connecting therapy with ecological thinking, seeing each species, each being, and each person inherently and profoundly linked to each other. Therapists have always tried to help people tolerate the anxiety of not being in control of our feelings, our thoughts, our body, our future. Human efforts to control the world are well on the way to wrecking it through environmental collapse: the more we try to control things, the further out of balance we push them.

Nick Totton describes a mode of being present in all cultures, ‘Wild Mind’, and explores how this can be supported through a ‘wild therapy’, bringing together a wide range of already-existing ideas and practices, which may have a role to play in creating a new culture that can live well on the earth without damaging ourselves and other beings.

Introduction
Chapter 1 Wild Roots
Chapter 2 Wild Complexity
Chapter 3 In and Out of the Wilderness
Chapter 4 Wild Mind
Chapter 5 Domesticating Wild Mind
Chapter 6 Wildness Under Control
Chapter 7 Wild/Human
Chapter 8 Wild Therapies
Chapter 9 Wild Therapy
Chapter 10 Living Wild

Nick Totton’s ‘Wild Therapy’ is a call from nature to rediscover the earth and relationship to the universe. Totton’s ‘wildness’ is a breath of fresh air, freeing therapies and cultures to live closer to the Tao. Read, dream, and be moved by his book!
Arnold Mindell, author of “Processmind”
Nick Totton is a therapist and trainer with over 25 years’ experience. Originally a Reichian body therapist, his approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. He has an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has
worked with Process Oriented Psychology and trained as a craniosacral therapist. He has written or edited twelve books, including Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction; Psychotherapy and Politics; Press When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems; and Wild Therapy. He lives in Calderdale with his partner and grows vegetables.