Healing Fiction

Healing Fiction

Healing Fiction -- meaning both "fiction that heals" and "the process of healing the fiction itself" -- is a radical revision of the act of therapy. One of the most influential psychological writers of our time, Hillman conceives and practices therapy as an imaginative art, intimately bound with poetics -- the making with words, fictioning. To heal the symptom, he argues, we must heal the person, and to heal the person we must first heal the story in which the person has imagined himself. Three essays "revision" the work of Freud, Jung and Adler through the role of fiction in their thought and practice.