This intrepid work combines Bionís work and insights with the authorís own practices. It starts with a brief introduction to Bion himself the launches into the bookís main thesis, demonstrating how Bion articulates his theories and systems of the transformation of the immaterial elements which constitute the psyche. Egenfeldt Nelson elucidates both his and Bionís views on therapeutic techniques. Touching on the routes available to those wishing to become therapists, it also discusses the demands this may place on those in a position to help, be they teachers, supervisors or more experienced fellow therapists.
The implicit background of this book consists of the more optimistic approaches to creating mindforms that improve the conditions of humanity, which derive from the legends of Christ and the Buddha and the experiences of mystics in both Eastern and Western cultures, as well as from psychoanalytic thought.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Bion: Man and Mystic
Chapter 2 Theory
Chapter 3 Technique
Cbapter 4 Symbols, Models or Analogies
Chapter 5 Conclusion