The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz was suggested by my boss as she had read it and enjoyed it. I left it to read as sometimes books about therapy can seem a bit of a busman’s holiday. It interesting to read something so different though – private psychoanalysis is a world away from my daily work in the health service – and be struck by the humanity that is common to all therapy.
Review: This is a gentle yet intense look at some really big everyday issues. People want change, which is what drives them to therapy, but they are often not prepared for the difficulties involved in making change happen. This book uses therapeutic encounters to shed light on how we can resist change.