Ways to the Heart
A Systemic Compendium for Couples in Verse and Illustrations
ISBN 978-3-89670-503-7 Translated from the German by Andrew Jenkins 116 p., Paperback, 2005. Aufl. Erscheinungsdatum 15.07.2005
In this charming book the internationally renowned family therapist Helm Stierlin practices "merry sciences". He accompanies George and Georgina on their life path with jolly and colorful illustrations. As author and cartoonist he demonstrates systemic thinking in a light hearted manner. He illustrates essentials of a couple relationship without disregarding its complexity. A wonderful book for all those who want to find and keep a partner as well as for those who already have found one. The author about this book: "Nowadays whole librairies could be filled with books on couples and couple therapy. There are many reasons for this but I believe one reason stands out: Society has changed, is still changing and is becoming more complex than ever – just as relationships do. Pondering the complexity of modern relationships I decided that systemic thinking sweetened with humor might offer a way to reduce it and yet keep it in mind. Thus I came to plan this little book of verses and drawings in which I tried to heed what one of my philosophy teachers told me many decades ago: Verum gaudium res severa – real enjoyment is a serious matter."
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