liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

QotD: Mental Health for Therapists

...if therapy WORKS, it transforms a patient's limbic brain and his emotional landscape forever. The person of the therapist will determine the shape of the new world a patient is bound for; the configuration of HIS limbic Attractors fixes those of the other. Thus the urgent necessity for a therapist to get his own emotional house in order. His patients are coming to stay, and they may have to live there for the rest of their lives.
--Lewis, Amini and Lannon in A General Theory of Love p187
(emphases are original)
Tags: brain, emotion, madness, mental illness, psych, quotes, relationships, therapy

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