Three Pillars of Recovery: The Role of Integral Love in Clinical Practice.

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  • Author(s): Sleeth, D. B.
  • Source:
    Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Jan2013, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p5-25. 21p.
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    • Abstract:
      Despite the importance of recovery in mental health treatment, the role of love in the delivery of services is rarely explicitly stated. Similarly, the role of love in development has rarely been clearly explicated. Yet the two are closely intertwined, based on certain aspects of love that can be called the continuum of love, involving a dialectical sequence of development—autistic love (all about me), empathetic love (all about you), and integral love (all about us)—the last combining the prior two. Unfortunately, this ideal state is constantly undermined by traumatic forces in the world. This article claims that disruption brought on by trauma is best treated by what can be called the cycle of love, manifesting as the three pillars of recovery: awareness, acceptance, and integration. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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