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Case Report · Falldarstellung

Facilitating Self-Healing in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy

Lees J.

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Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, UK

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Forsch Komplementmed 2013;20:286-289

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Abstract of Case Report <i>· </i> Falldarstellung

Published online: August 19, 2013
Issue release date: September 2013

ISSN: 2504-2092 (Print)
eISSN: 2504-2106 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CMR

Abstract

Background: The fields of complementary and alternative medicine and psychotherapy have many similar characteristics. This study investigates the self-healing capacity of the patient as one shared characteristic and as an important mechanism of change. Case Report: This investigation adopts naturalistic qualitative case study methodology to describe the treatment of a patient in his late fifties who also had an adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed moods. The data was collected retrospectively from existing data sets and was analysed using narrative analysis and the analysis of narratives. The clinical work integrated anthroposophic psychotherapy and anthroposophic medicine in order to support the patient's self-healing capacities. Conclusions: The study forms the beginning of a research programme and so should ideally be followed up by rigorous efficacy and effectiveness studies.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report <i>· </i> Falldarstellung

Published online: August 19, 2013
Issue release date: September 2013

ISSN: 2504-2092 (Print)
eISSN: 2504-2106 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CMR


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