Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2020
Mental Trauma and Healing. Existential Choice or Conscious Construction of One’s Own Life (In the Wake of Edith Eva Egert’s Book “Choice”)
Rosin VM*
Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Rosin VM, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
Received: May 11, 2020; Published: June 12, 2020




Abstract

The article discusses two main topics - the nature of mental trauma and the history of healing by Edith Eva Egert, set forth in the book “Choice”. At the same time, interpreting and comprehending the material of the book, the author relies on his own “theory of mental realities”. In its framework, he characterizes what mental trauma is and what healing methods exist. In particular, they distinguish two main ways: mocking and mimicry under the events of realities lived by man. The author tries to show that the differences he offers make it possible to understand the fate of Edith Egert and the ups and downs that she describes in her book. A specific research methodology was implemented in the work: problem statement, comparative and situational analysis, concept construction, analysis and interpretation of texts. As a result of the study, it was possible to show the applicability of the theory of mental realities, introduce the concept of psychic trauma, distinguish two main methods of healing (recreation, involving direct reproduction of the plots of trauma, and mimicry of these plots for events of current life), theoretically comprehend the book by Edith Eger “Choice”.

Keywords: Trauma; Psyche; Consciousness; Fear; Worries; Help; Healing; Problems; Prison; Meaning

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Citation: Rosin VM. “Mental Trauma and Healing. Existential Choice or Conscious Construction of One’s Own Life (In the Wake of Edith Eva Egert’s Book “Choice”)”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.7 (2020): 29-36.

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