The first complete volume that traces the famous therapist’s career path and embraces his entire intellectual legacy, which is a source of new and fruitful perspectives in psychotherapy.
An important stage in the intellectual journey of François Roustang, presented by Ève-Alice Roustang, a writer and daughter of the author. The text of François Roustang is put into perspective by three eminent specialists of the history of Catholicism.
What is the most common reason for going to a therapist? Most patients say it is wanting to change. By the same token, they complain about their present lives. According to François Roustang, all forms of complaining must be dropped; patients must forget their precious egos which serve only to nurture more complaining and whining. Once patients have let go of these trappings, they will be able to remould their lives. This book offers a powerful criticism of traditional therapy and of its failure to reach its avowed goal: to help us to change. It argues for a spiritual approach to inner development. François Roustang is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and unconventional practitioner.