ERIC Number: EJ475566
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Narrative, Symbol, and Psychotherapy: Emotion as Experienced Action and Enactment of a Gesture.
Bell, Thomas R.
Journal of Poetry Therapy, v4 n4 p221-34 Sum 1991
Explores a view of both art and therapeutic emotion as primary acts of mind, or lived experiences. Argues that processes of artistic gesture or emotional enactment construct symbols from personal and interpersonal contexts and that an understanding of these processes as experienced and enacted calls for a narrative rather than a paradigmatic approach. (SR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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