Mental Health

The Use of Temperaments in the Healing Process

Being a systemic psychotherapist trained in anthropology as well as classical homeopathy is obviously a natural context for me to work from

Kenneth Silvestri
ILLUMINATION-Curated
22 min readMay 1, 2023

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SUMMARY

Certain cases, if not all, necessitate a stereoscopic perspective. This perspective requires seeing simultaneous part- to — whole connections and variations to determine the desired results, all of which are geared to optimize the immune system.

This article describes a systemic approach to homeopathic case taking, applicable to psychotherapy that includes the use of the Genogram and Temperaments to assess the needed remedy through a process of joining with the subject’s narrative, not as a passive “unprejudiced observer”.

Introduction

He was simply “not constituted as Roosevelt” to expound upon his thoughts and vent his feelings with the members of the press. It was, Taft came to realize, a matter of temperament.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

It is never a simple matter to find the simillimum. With homeopathy’s unique individualistic based framework, the consequence of moving the vital force in the correct direction is awesome and…

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Kenneth Silvestri
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Dr. Kenneth Silvestri, is a psychotherapist, certified homeopath, poet, and author of A Wider Lens; Train Romance; and Legacy Poems, www.drkennethsilvestri.com