Edited by David Tresemer, with contributions from many kinds of counselors, ranging from physical therapists to licensed psychotherapists to educators and the founder of a holistic medication-rehab center.
Our modern world is speeding up. It has become fast in so many ways. Yet the important things take time. The Slow Food Movement was begun by an Italian who insisted that a good meal was meant to be enjoyed—in the preparation and in the eating and in the cleaning up. In the world of counseling, fast therapies and one-pill fix-its skip past the soul work. Heart and soul prefer slow. “Fast” skips the enjoyment—and the healing.
This book gathers counselors of many kinds—licensed psychologists, other professionals, as well as lawyers, wedding planners, physiotherapists, school administrators…and good friends—to comment on what are the most enjoyable and effectively healing ways of relating between human beings.
Table of Contents
Anthropos Sophia Psyche Logos (David Tresemer)
Counseling in India (Parimal Pandit)
Anthroposophic Psychotherapy in Argentina (Inés Maria Iturralde)
It Takes Time (Heidi Rose Robbins)
Beatrice Birch on Slow Counseling (Beatrice Birch)
Love is for the World (Rudolf Steiner)
The Role of the Counselor in the School Setting (Cynthia Taylor)
The Gift (Susan Lanier)
One Day at a Time—John’s Long Journey (Claudia McLaren Lainson)
Meeting the Young Person Authentically (Gabriel Cannon)
Relation-Ship as a Pathway to Growth (Lila Sophia Tresemer)
A Drinking Problem (David Tresemer)
Slowly Following the Leads (Jennifer Stickley)
StarMoney (Benjamin König)
The Art of Living: Slow Counseling and Art Converge (Micheal Hooker)
Depression: Seen through an Anthroposophic Lens (Margit Ilgen)
Finger Pointing at the Moon (David Tresemer)