Growing, Living, Becoming Publication date : May 19, 2021
Jeanne Siaud-Facchin is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and founder of the Cogito’Z centers. She practices and teaches mindfulness meditation in Paris and Marseille. A recognized expert in the gifted, she is the author of L’Enfant surdoué [The Gifted Child], Tout est là, juste là [Everything is There, Right There], and Trop intelligent pour être heureux? [Too Intelligent to Be Happy?], all best-sellers.
Jean-Christophe Seznec is a psychiatrist in private practice in Paris. He has written several books on well-being and self-management.
A book of reflections shared between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Having had thousands of encounters with their adult and adolescent patients, listening to existential questioning, accounts of suffering, answering calls for help, Jeanne Siaud-Facchin and Jean-Christophe Seznec redefine the mission of the therapist. Through their exchanges on their life experiences, they draw the outlines of a psychology better adapted to the expectations and needs of patients, and to the demands of our contemporary lives. A constructive, lively exchange, whose goal is to respond in a concrete and helpful way to the question: what is it to grow? How can one live one’s life for the better? This book written by four hands sets a path that will help every one of us to better understand how we are built, to learn how to negotiate the present moment, and to fulfill ourselves according to our values. When two passionate and committed therapists share their rich experience, the result is a book infused with life, full of energy, rich with meaningful anecdotes; a conveyor of reflections that can be transformed into a catalyst for action for each of us.