Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology Reviews

Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology

Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology

The last fifty years have encompassed unparalleled development in the world of scientific medical research. Yet, the causation of many diseases eludes consciousness. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the sometimes neglected discipline of dermatology, as a scientific basis for causation and treatment is offered to very few diseases of the skin. In fact, the cause is unknown in the vast majority of cases. This work is an exploration of the unconscious psychic background of acute, but mainly chronic, skin diseases. It is a study which includes both the personal unconscious of each individual and the vast archetypal world with its communication by image and symbol, which is named the collective unconscious or objective psyche. Its reality was established 100 years ago by C.G. Jung’s early work with the galvanometer and the word association test, through the medium of the skin. He was to describe psyche, including consciousness and the unconscious realm, as the greatest of all cosmic wonders. His concept of the human soul included this totality of psyche. The development of the field of biofeedback later in the last century revealed the extraordinary ability of the skin to reflect the inner life of psyche. In this psychological exploration of each individual troubled by problems of the skin, a wide variety of psychic emotional disturbances was uncovered in the course of the study. It also became apparent that the skin is a paramount psychic reflector in a singularly graphic way in many instances. The conscious recognition of these hidden disturbances and the acceptance by the individual proved to be the key factor in the study. This realization with its inherent meaning usually brought amelioration of symptoms and often a resolution of the ailment. The skin disease in such cases is a message from the soul itself.

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  1. Dr. Jeanette Raymond "http://www.drjeanettera... said,

    Wrote on February 23, 2013 @ 12:26 am

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    A brilliant and intelligent analysis, June 6, 2004
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    This review is from: Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology (Paperback)

    The thing about this book is that although it is about psychosomatic approaches to common skin diseases, it is written by a highly qualified Dermatologist (Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians). This makes for a very convincing read. Everyone with chronic skin disease should consider reading it if they have explored every other avenue. There is hope within these pages!

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  2. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on February 23, 2013 @ 1:12 am

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    The poignant voices of people who wear their suffering on the skin, December 31, 2009
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    This review is from: Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology (Paperback)

    The case histories of the people who suffer a range of debilitating skin conditions are beautifully described, analyzed and brought to a touching and meaningful conclusion. The author charts each of her patient’s personal, medical and psychological history, taking the reader on a journey illustrating the meaning and purpose of the skin complaints. The resolution of the problems through psychoanalysis after traditional medicine had failed was profound.

    If anyone has any doubts about how emotional and psychological conflicts can be expressed in skin disease, this book will go a long way to dispel the skepticism. In particular the author’s patients themselves were disinclined to believe that their issues were rooted in their psychological and emotional make up and experiences. Reading about their transformations and healing as they shifted to a better understanding of themselves was touching and humbling.

    As a psychologist and psychotherapist I found the cases typical of the population that receives mental health services in an outpatient setting. The one reservation I have is that the first part of the book devoted to Jungian psychology and multi-cultural healing didn’t transition well into the case histories.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on February 23, 2013 @ 1:58 am

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    Personal Contact with Anne McGuire, December 3, 2011
    This review is from: Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology (Paperback)

    I was fortunate to attend a lecture given by Dr. McGuire at the CG Jung Institute, Zurich, in early 1995. The title of that lecture was “The Seven Deadly Sins”. In it she showed amazing connections between problems of the psyche and the largest of our bodily organs, the skin. She gave insights into potential methods of the healing process in the body/soul connection.
    Her wisdom and outlook are valuable contributions to the field of psycho therapy. I hope many will read her book.

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