A book by Professor Toshio Kawai entitled ‘Kokoro in the Contemporary World and Its Archaic Layer: From the Perspectives of Psychotherapy’ has been published
A book by Professor Toshio Kawai entitled ‘Kokoro in the Contemporary World and Its Archaic Layer: From the Perspectives of Psychotherapy’ (English Title) has been published.
This book is a compilation of his essay series entitled “Kokoro’s Forefront and the Layers of History.” The series ran 40 installments from September 2016 to December 2019 in the monthly journal Minerva Correspondence: Kiwameru published by Minerva Shobo. For the publication of this book, following revision of the contents, these 40 installments were reorganized into nine chapters. Furthermore, Prof. Kawai wrote three new sections on the theme of time because he recently took up the theme when he discussed the book ‘Momo’ written by Michael Ende on the series Hyappun de Meicho (“100 Minutes on a Famous Book”) on NHK’s E-TV.
In his new book, Prof. Kawai explains the changes in symptoms recognized in psychotherapy today, and discusses how to cope with a changing kokoro and the key points in psychotherapy.
He also explains the existence of kokoro’s layers of history that have never changed, as well as kokoro that is changing.
Prof. Kawai considers kokoro’s layers of history uncovered in Japanese culture and the intersection of kokoro’s layers of history and its forefront, covering cases of psychotherapy and works by Haruki Murakami, in addition to other current social phenomena.
‘Kokoro in the Contemporary World and Its Archaic Layer: From the Perspectives of Psychotherapy’ (English Title)
(Original Title in Japanese: 「心理療法家がみた日本のこころ―いま、「こころの古層」を探る」)
Author: Toshio Kawai
Publisher: Minerva Shobo
Publisher’s website for the book (only in Japanese)