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“This fantastic book is a much-needed contribution capable of transforming the entire thinking and practice of therapy! Our profession is headed toward “scientific delirium madness” if we do not embrace what the Keeney’s tell us about finding the healing heart of therapy.  They teach us how to bring transformational creative magic – authentic mojo – into every therapy session.  Bravo!”

Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB
Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and author of clinical books including The Answer Within, Practical Magic, and Tools of Intention.

Circular Therapeutics is a magical book written by authentic traditional healers who have an impeccable scholarship. Like an extraordinary painting, this book helps you invent a life that escapes the bondage of theory, narrative, and meaning.  It is much-needed medicine for therapists, healers, and anyone interested in the art of helping others change – I celebrate its circular poetics and therapeutics of the heart!

Paul Trachtman
Former Science Editor of Smithsonian Magazine

“Hillary and Brad Keeney have written one of the best psychotherapy books of recent years.  The writing passionately yet clearly calls us to find the disciplined flow of being true healers in this soul-deadening time . . .  It carries the wisdom of the ages with cutting edge developments.  I most highly recommend it!”

Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Author, Hero’s Journey and The Courage to Love 

Circular Therapeutics sets all schools of therapy on their collective heads in order to get to the goal of clinical work – healing. Lavishly illustrated with case examples and charming little ‘interludes’ between chapters, we find a clear meeting of heart and mind.  Here is found the cybernetics, poetics, Zen, and healing of therapeutic transformation.  Clearly a book to read, set aside, and then read again as it teaches, intrigues, and satisfies.”

Betty Alice Erickson, M.A.,
Former Editor in Chief of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter and author, Hope and Resiliency and Milton H. Erickson: M.D.: An American Healer.

“Offering a unique perspective to the practice of change, the one-of-a-kind duo of Hillary and Brad Keeney lead us inside the path of transformative circularity where we find ourselves heir to the oldest healing traditions. Circular Therapeutics holds the wisdom that can change the profession of psychotherapy, and is destined to be a classic that every therapist must-read!”

Pedro Vargas Avalos
Director of Clinical Psychology Graduate Programs

University of Mexico
Circular Therapeutics invites us into a dance of helping, healing, learning, and knowing. While focusing on helping relationships, Hillary and Brad Keeney offer us profound insights into the very systemic ideas that are at the heart of being human. As such, it is a book that should be read by therapists, cyberneticians, and systems thinkers, but also dancers and poets. And it is a book where we, as readers, become engaged with the wisdom of improvisational performance. It is a sheer delight that inspires positive movement in many senses -movement in our thought, movement in our bodies, with ourselves, and with others in joint improvisation.

Frederick Steier, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication, University of South Florida, and Former President, American Society for Cybernetic

“I honor and celebrate the way the Keeney’s are asking therapists to open their hearts to healing ways!  Their work is a wonderful teaching and blessing.”

Traditional healer, Founding Director, Institute for Natural and Traditional Medicine, member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

Circular Therapeutics is a straightforward and masterful account of a profound way of healing. It should be required reading, not just for psychotherapists, but for anyone interested in understanding and changing themselves and others.”

Stephen Tyler, Ph.D.
Hubert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, Rice University; a founder of postmodern anthropology and author of The Unspeakable; The Said and the Unsaid: Mind, Meaning, and Culture; and India: An Anthropological Study.