• Medicine, Psychology
  • Published in The American psychologist 2012
  • DOI:10.1037/a0029858

Emotions, the great captains of our lives: their role in the process of change in psychotherapy.

@article{Greenberg2012EmotionsTG,
  title={Emotions, the great captains of our lives: their role in the process of change in psychotherapy.},
  author={Leslie S. Greenberg},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 8},
  pages={
          697-707
        }
}
A view of human functioning is presented in which functioning is seen as integrating head and heart, emotion and reason, in a process by which people are constantly making sense of their lived emotional experience to form narratives of told experience. Because much of the processing involved in the generation of emotional experience occurs independently of and prior to conscious thought, therapeutic work on a purely cognitive level of processing is unlikely to produce enduring emotional change… CONTINUE READING

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