Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 27–28 | Cite as

Poetry Therapy in the Construct of “Immersion” in the Psychotherapy of Exogenous Depression: A Brief Report

  • Victor Kagan
Brief Report


Psychological content of exogenous depression is a struggle of a will to a death and a will to a life. Proposed method of “Immersion” helps a client to intensify a will to life through a dosed deepening of a feeling of a death which creates a “Force for Pushing Out.” Author uses own verse as an example of poetry therapy in a context of this method.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Kagan
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  1. 1.Harmony Institute for Psychotherapy and CounselingSt. PetersburgRussia

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