Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 6(3), pp. 80 - 86
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060302
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Introduction of Magnanimous Psychotherapy

Huang Xuewei *
Department of Psychiatry & Medical Psychology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Clinical Medicine, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Chigang Campus, Jianghai Ave., Guangzhou, 510310, China


The founding of magnanimous therapy (MT) was inspired by psychological characteristics of long-term cancer survivors. Our empirical research for probing into how cancer patients can live longer with a high quality of life, and related studies, showed that being magnanimous was the important psychological characteristic of long-term cancer survivors (≥ 5 years post-diagnosis) with a good quality of life. MT is based on helping cancer patients to adjust and achieve a magnanimous mental state. The theoretical soul of this therapy is that a magnanimous state can become an individual's cognitive habit, and psychological and behavioral mode, through a series of professional interventions. The habit and the mode can also get into one's unconscious and soul, and thus will be a part of one's cognition, emotion and behavior and be a part of one's lifestyle. The characteristics of the therapy include being simple and easy to conduct, diversiform and attractive. The main forms of the MT consist of computer MT and operator MT, story MT and game MT, etc. The pilot controlled clinical trials showed improvements within the mental composite, general health, mental health and social functioning of clients after MT intervention. It can be applied to cancer patients, depressive patients and any patients with emotional problems.

Brief Introduction, Magnanimous Therapy, New Psychotherapy, Characteristics, Long-term Cancer Survivor

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Huang Xuewei . "Introduction of Magnanimous Psychotherapy." Universal Journal of Psychology 6.3 (2018) 80 - 86. doi: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060302.