Aus Angst vor Ablehnung stellen manche Menschen ihre Bedürfnisse immer wieder hintenan. Auch schaffen sie es häufig nicht, sich aus Beziehungen zu lösen, selbst dann nicht, wenn sie nur noch belastend ist. Anhand des Grimm'schen Märchens »Die Gänsemagd« beleuchtet Heinz-Peter Röhr die Hintergründe krankhafter emotionaler Abhängigkeit. Er schickt seine Leser zunächst auf eine Verstehens-Reise in die eigene Vergangenheit, bevor er mit ihnen den Weg der Heilung beschreitet. Ein einfühlsamer Ratgeber für alle, die die Regie im eigenen Leben endlich selbst übernehmen wollen.
Loving What Is
Author: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”
Sequel to the international bestseller, The Why Cafe.
The Narcissism Epidemic
Author: Jean M. Twenge, W. Keith Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.
This book purports to be a guide to the study, treatment and postwar care of those neurotic disturbances which are incidental to war. The greatest stress in this work falls on the discussion of those principles of psychopathology necessary to make these neuroses intelligible and to furnish a rational basis for therapy. This was regarded as the prime objective, for without this knowledge no intelligent program for treatment, prophylaxis, and postwar care can be formulated. In addition, an attempt is made to discuss the forensic aspects of the traumatic neuroses, since so many of them become government charges for a long postwar period. Treatment is discussed at length only in connection with several chronic cases which terminated successfully. This is in no way to be construed as indicating that therapy in these chronic cases is universally successful. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Both research and clinical findings indicate a significant reciprocal relationship between marital-family interactions and abusive drinking: Chronic problem drinking is often a component in marital and familial discord; and, conversely, positive marital and family adjustment is clearly associated with better alcohol treatment outcomes. An ideal resource, this volume is a practical guide to the most up-to-date marital and family therapy practices that have been shown to be effective in treating alcohol problems. Chapters by leading clinician-researchers present practical "how to" information on research-tested methods for use at different stages of the alcoholism recovery process. Each chapter includes an overview of the specific method under consideration and detailed guidelines for implementation. Special clinical considerations are discussed, and a summary of current knowledge regarding efficacy as well as an extensive reference list are included. Illustrative case examples are provided throughout. Part I describes strategies for initiating change and helping the family when the alcoholic is unwilling to seek help on his own. Chapters cover unilateral family therapy, community reinforcement training for families, the Johnson Institute intervention approach, and a group program designed to help the wives of treatment-resistant alcoholics decrease their own emotional distress and examine their options. Chapters in Part II present methods drawn from a variety of theoretical approaches for stabilizing sobriety when the alcoholic has sought help in both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. Approaches discussed include an eclectic approach to family treatment in short-term detoxification, the Hazelden residential family program, a behavioral marital therapy couples group program, an alcohol-focused spouse involvement with behavioral marital therapy, systemic couples therapy for alcohol-abusing women, and family therapy for adolescent alcohol abuse. Strategies for maintaining long-term recovery and preventing relapse, including behavioral contracts between alcoholics and family members, couples relapse prevention sessions, and an outpatient couples therapy program based on Marlatt and Gordon's model of the relapse process, are described in Part III. Finally, ways to deal with alcohol problems encountered by practitioners outside the alcoholism treatment setting and directions for future research are explored in Part IV. Timely and relevant, Treating Alcohol Problems is designed for clinical psychologists, marital and family therapists, counselors, and social workers working with alcohol problems. Perfect as a teaching text, this book provides carefully developed, well-conceived marital and family therapy methods that have been shown to be effective with this difficult clinical problem.
The New Digital Age
Author: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From technologies that will change lives (information systems that greatly increase productivity, safety and our quality of life, thought-controlled motion technology that can revolutionise medical procedures, and near-perfect translation technology that allows us to have more diversified interactions) to our most important future considerations (curating our online identity and fighting those who would do harm with it) to the widespread political change that will transform the globe (through transformations in conflict, increasingly active and global citizenries, a new wave of cyber-terrorism and states operating simultaneously in the physical and virtual realms) to the ever present threats to our privacy and security, Schmidt and Cohen outline in great detail and scope all the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. A breakthrough book - pragmatic, inspirational and totally fascinating. Whether a government, a business or an individual, we must understand technology if we want to understand the future. 'A brilliant guidebook for the next century . . . Schmidt and Cohen offer a dazzling glimpse into how the new digital revolution is changing our lives' Richard Branson
Logotherapy and Existential Analysis has been internationally recognized for decades as an empirically supported humanistic school of psychotherapy. Evidence for the growing significance of logotherapy includes institutes, societies and professorships in many countries of the world, as well as conferences and publications. On the Theory and Therapy of Neuroses: An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, the translation of Viktor Frankl's Theorie und Therapie der Neurosen by James M. DuBois, will allow for the first time English-only readers to experience this essential text on logotherapy.
First published in 1952, W.R.D. Fairbairn's Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality re-oriented psychoanalysis by centering human development on the infant's innate need for relationships, describing the process of splitting and the internal dynamic relationship between ego and object. His elegant theory is still a vital framework of psychoanalytic theory and practice, infant research, group relations and family therapy. This classic collection of papers, available for the first time in paperback, has a new introduction by David Scharff and Elinor Fairbairn Birtles which sets Fairbairn's highly original work in context, provides an overview of object relations theory, and traces modern developments, launched by Fairbairn's discoveries.
Whether one accepts Freud’s teachings in toto or rejects a great part of them as unsubstantiated and untenable, one must admit that his influence on modern thought has been tremendous, incalculable—and on the whole beneficial. Many shams and hypocrisies have been uncovered and exploded by the ruthless analysis of modern psychology known as psychoanalysis, and in no field have the Freudian teachings borne better fruit than in the field of human sexology. That psychoanalysis has been exploited by charlatans and ignorant laymen for their own benefit and to the detriment of their victims is not to be laid at the door of its founder. Of all Freud’s writings—and their number is enormous—the writer considers the present essay the most important—the most important barring none. In this essay Freud clearly states his position on the importance of the sex instinct in modern civilization, on the relationship between sexual abstinence and nervousness or neurosis, and boldly proclaims, what medieval theologians still persist in denying, that man’s sexual instinct is not at all primarily meant to serve purposes òf reproduction but is intended to furnish certain forms of gratification.
Freedom and Its Betrayal
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
These celebrated lectures constitute one of Isaiah Berlin's most concise, accessible, and convincing presentations of his views on human freedom—views that later found expression in such famous works as "Two Concepts of Liberty" and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. When they were broadcast on BBC radio in 1952, the lectures created a sensation and confirmed Berlin’s reputation as an intellectual who could speak to the public in an appealing and compelling way. A recording of only one of the lectures has survived, but Henry Hardy has recreated them all here from BBC transcripts and Berlin’s annotated drafts. Hardy has also added, as an appendix to this new edition, a revealing text of "Two Concepts" based on Berlin’s earliest surviving drafts, which throws light on some of the issues raised by the essay. And, in a new foreword, historian Enrique Krauze traces the origin of Berlin’s idea of negative freedom to his rejection of the notion that the creation of the State of Israel left Jews with only two choices: to emigrate to Israel or to renounce Jewish identity.
Demonstrates the role of self-esteem in psychological health and presents six action-based practices that provide a foundation for daily life
The Shock Doctrine
Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.
Author: Didier Anzieu
Publisher: Intl Universities Pr Inc
In many respects, the United States has made the destruction of the Putin "regime" and of Russian power more generally, a test of its ability to direct the world according to its own preferences, without compromise or serious discussion with other powers. The articles in this collection guide the reader through the action-reaction between the US and Russia over the time covered as the USA arguably began losing the tug-of-war with the Kremlin. The overarching genre of essays in this collection is reports on events and personalities in the news that the author saw firsthand. These essays are not a daily chronicle. The author did not join commentators on the scrimmage pile-up. He concentrated on impressions drawn from personal activism. One of the greatest virtues of this collection is the details on how we approached a catastrophic military confrontation with Russia, especially in the final months of the Obama administration. We are still not out of the woods. This would not have been obvious to most readers because of the blackout on Russian-sourced news imposed from Washington, working hand in glove with major media. A number of essays demonstrate this blackout and its tendentiousness very clearly. There are always two or more sides to an issue, and the author has applied all of his talents and contacts to bring out what the other side has been saying and why, to separate out cause and effect. Essays in this collection draw upon the author's experience during a nine-month period of "stardom" from May 2016 to January 2017 as one of a handful of foreigners, and of Americans in particular, who were invited to appear on Russian political talk shows for the domestic television audience to comment on the American presidential campaign through the inauguration of Donald Trump. The author's time on Russian domestic television was more important for what he heard than for what he said. He was able to see up close some of Russia's most articulate and impressive legislators, educators, think tank directors and television hosts. In these essays, he shares his impressions of what is a far more vibrant and sophisticated political and intellectual life than one might imagine.