In her book, Elisa Rossi refers to the classical texts of Chinese Medicine, drawing on their depth and perceptiveness of the relationship side of acupuncture; she re-examines this material from a contemporary perspective, introducing studies in communication, clinical interviews, empathy and therapeutic alliance. Using a collection of over 60 clinical cases, she presents the difficulties encountered and possible solutions in a variety of areas, covering how to conduct a session and regulate the setting, the use of silence and words, managing emotions and co-creating changes in dysfunctional behaviour. The book is completed with essays contributed by 15 colleagues operating on the international stage, who set out their personal narratives and reflections on healing encounters in acupuncture.
- Foreword by Dan Bensky
- Preface by Franco Cracolici
- Chapter 1 / Foundation elements of the therapeutic relationship
- Chapter 2 / The place and time of therapy
- Chapter 3 / The clinical encounter
- Chapter 4 / Mental disorders and the therapeutic relationship
- Appendix 1 / Dsm-5 and the most common disorders in an acupuncture clinic
- Appendix 2 / Therapeutic use of emotions in classical texts
- Appendix 3 / Classical bibliography
- The therapeutic relationship in specific fields
- The therapeutic relationship in personal experience
Elisa Rossi is an acupuncturist and psychotherapist with degrees in Medicine and Philosophy, and a specialisation in Clinical Psychology. In 1983, she obtained her “TCM Training Certificate” in Beijing, and over the past 15 years, she has taught in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America. She has written a number of books, and “Shen” has also been translated into English (2007, Elsevier).