Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies: Towards the Evolution of Sane Communities
Creating Sanctuary makes some broadly challenging statements about human nature and social organization. Dr. Sandra Bloom interweaves the individual and the social, the personal and the political, with the story of how she and a group of friends and colleagues created a traditional psychiatric milieu based on social psychiatry principles. Bloom and her colleagues have come...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 23rd 1997 by Routledge
(first published August 15th 1997)
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Creating Sanctuary is a courageous and insightful read. Having worked as an activist and psychiatrist for decades, Sandra Bloom's work both defines and describes the sickness that pervades modern society, investigates how we got this way and provides a framework (at times vague though perhaps necessarily so) for how we can begin to heal ourselves both individually and collectively. Her tone is honest, critical and urgent. Her approach to problem solving is straightforward and practical.