The Art of Integrative Therapy
Book review by Hal Stone & Sidra Stone, Ph.D, USA
In reading The Art of Integrative Therapy, we see the work of a mature therapist - one who has had many years of rich experience. And like wine that has aged and mellowed, her work is complex and rewarding. Tilke is truly a master at what she does.
Tilke has learned many different approaches in her long and productive life, but Connected Breathing has remained the core of her work. She adds to this basic work her long experience with a multitude of different systems and shares with us her own viewpoint about what good therapy is all about.
This book is a distillation of a life's work - both personal and professional. Tilke presents her case material with ease so that what happens with each client can be easily understood by the reader. She shares her personal life and personal experiences in the same way.
Tilke describes the purpose of this book as: “A book to ease the lives of therapists and to inspire their clients.” We do believe that she has done a masterful job at accomplishing this.
Book review by Judee Gee, France
Concise, candid, insightful, wise...this book is penned by a true maverick in the field of integrative therapy. Through the authors’ skilful blending of theory, case study and anecdote, we gain valuable insight into the workings of therapeutic process as well as the lasting healing that can result from such a process; healing that touches both client and therapist. A must read for workers in the helping professions and in fact, for anyone wishing to enhance their relational life-skills.”
About the author;
Since 1979, Tilke Platteel-Deur has been practicing and teaching Breathwork, Voice Dialogue, NLP and the dynamics of relationship, in Holland, Germany, France and Spain. She has long-standing experience in both individual and group work as breathwork therapist, coach, supervisor and trainer. She studied the Psychology of Selves with Hal and Sidra Stone, as well as NLP, Family Constellations, Polarity Therapy and Massage. She is an Avatar Master.