Metal Dog - Long Road Home
A personal mythology
In this book, Dr Jim Byrne, the creator of Emotive-Cognitive Embodied Narrative Therapy (E-CENT) has utilized his own system of narrative therapy to revise his original, non-conscious 'personal mythology', or 'story of self'.
According to the author, humans live inside of stories, and their lives are dominated and directed by those stories, or personal mythologies. It is impossible to 'forget' those mythologies, those scripts for a life pattern in the present and future. It is impossible to simply step out of them.
The only hope for humans who have been distorted by their childhood and early life experiences is to dig up their personal narratives, to examine and digest them, to revise them, and to create a new, consciously chosen personal mythology which can support a happy and successful future for them.
In this book, Dr Byrne demonstrates how to do that digging and digesting and rewriting tasks, by showing us how he healed his own traumatised body-mind, and his broken heart.