Reflections on and discussions about 'Luminous Life: A New Model of Humanistic Psychotherapy'

Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2019 Jan-Jun;10(1):87-90. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2019.00015.6. Epub 2019 Jan 16.


This paper is an attempt to introduce a new approach in Humanistic Psychotherapy. It grew out of a psychiatry consultant's years of work in individual psychotherapy with the patients and got published in a self-help format. Later a clinical psychology consultant read the book and reflected in detail on it. Then the colleagues contacted each-other and had some discussions on the reflections. Few patients' feedback was also included. Initially there are two chapters of Introduction and Humanistic Approach to Mental Health Problems. The major modules in the book comprise Health, Forgiveness, Self, Connections, Will-Power, Relationships, and Living with the Family. The additional modules include Time, Negotiation, Creativity, and Celebrating the Common Person. Also there are two final modules, Orientation for a Possible Future Culture and Summing Up. The paper narrates the entire process of reflection and the related discussion and highlights the major points of this new model of therapy.

Keywords: Culture; Feedback; Self-Help.