Abstract: This article discusses the use of projective methods (introduced by Lawrence K. Frank) while working with clients with psychosomatic disorders. In particular the use of the Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy method (PPT) is presented. PPT provides tools to explore hidden aspects of the client’s personality and conflicts, aiming to ensure a balanced therapeutic process. We will demonstrate great synergy achieved by combining projective methods with the five-step strategy, PPT and balance model.
Keywords: positive psychotherapy, psychosomatics, projective methods, balance model, metaphorical maps