Eros as Inspiration on the Road to Recovery (Paperback)

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All humans want to live ecstatically, to live beyond the ordinary, to feel the fire of love, desire, and experience the mystery of life. Drugs and alcohol can easily induce these feelings, but only temporarily and as addiction occurs, a high price is paid. Eros as Inspiration on the Road to Recovery delves into the question of how encountering Eros in art making can serve as inspiration to develop healthy activities instead of drugs and alcohol. Art making can provide a life-long experience of pleasure, relaxation, excitement, and fantasy. This book examines how art making with American homeless veterans who are chemically dependent can be helpful in the recovery process. Eros unveils himself during the art making process and in the therapeutic relationship expressing feelings of love, desire, and intrigue. The counter/counter-transference issue is dealt with through the heuristic research model, personal supervision, and the expressive arts literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783639315646
ISBN-10: 3639315642
Publisher: VDM Verlag
Publication Date: December 12th, 2010
Pages: 124
Language: English