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Wittgenstein and Psychotherapy

From Paradox to Wonder


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John M. Heaton
    Pages 1-13
  3. John M. Heaton
    Pages 15-32
  4. John M. Heaton
    Pages 33-54
  5. John M. Heaton
    Pages 55-87
  6. John M. Heaton
    Pages 89-98
  7. John M. Heaton
    Pages 99-125
  8. John M. Heaton
    Pages 127-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-162

About this book


Using the work of Wittgenstein, John Heaton challenges the notion of theoretical expertise on the mind, arguing for a new understanding of therapy as an attempt by patients to express themselves in an effort to see and say what has not been said or seen, and accept that the world is not as fixed as they are constituting it.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Regent’s University LondonUK

About the authors

John Heaton is a private practice psychotherapist and teaches regularly at Regent's University London and the Philadelphia Association, London, UK. He trained in medicine, psychology and philosophy at the University of Cambridge, UK, and specialized in ophthalmology for 10 years. After becoming interested in visual experience, he trained in psychotherapy. He is a founder member of the Guild of Psychotherapy and was editor of the Journal for Existential Analysis for seven years.

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