Frattaroli writes with spirit, combining a Renaissance sensibility with an unshakable humanism that shows why tapping into the soul is the highest quest on which we can embark. His references hark back to Shakespeare, to Freud, to Descartes and Bohr; in drawing upon physics, philosophy, literature, and psychology, and by using riveting case histories from his own life and practice, Frattaroli takes us on an exciting intellectual journey that illuminates some of the most important concepts of our time. By revealing the moment-to-moment intimacy of the most compelling psychotherapy sessions, he shows us why these have the power to change our lives. Ultimately what we need, he says, is "a science that acknowledges the existence of an inner self, one that views a person not merely as a 'pack of neurons,' but as a human being, a science that views anxiety not merely as a chemical imbalance in the brain, but as a wake-up call for the soul."
Intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying, Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain explores what has happened to a culture that has been "listening to Prozac" and hearing nothing else. It shows why "listening to the soul" is the key to becoming the full, rich person we each have it in us to be. Controversial and provocative, this is one of those rare life-transforming books that will become a classic.