The objective of this study is to offer a revision of current positivist understandings of self and wellbeing in mainstream psychology, by elaborating on the psychodynamic-existential thought of Otto Rank, and the philosophical metaphysics of David Bohm. The particular focus in this thesis is on Rank’s and (partly) Bohm’s recognition of holistic and co-creative notions of selfhood as essential properties of human existence, and on how these approaches can advance contemporary psychology and psychotherapeutic practices of the self.


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