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Heart of the Matter Individuation as an Ethical Process

Heart of the Matter Individuation as an Ethical Process
$24.95

The Heart is the meeting place of the individual and the divine--the inner ground of morality, authenticity, and integrity. The process of coming to the Heart and realizing the person we were meant to be is what Carl Jung called "Individuation." This path is full of moral challenges for anyone with the courage to take it up.

Using Jung's premise--that the main causes of psychological problems are conflicts of conscience--the author takes the reader through the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the ethical dimensions of this individual journey toward wholeness.

This book is a unique contribution to the link between individuation and ethics.

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9781630510718
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2014-03-01
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Elemental Movement: A Somatic Approach to Movement Education

Elemental Movement: A Somatic Approach to Movement Education
$33.95

This thesis describes the theory and methods of an original somatic approach to movement education. Based on the five Elements of ancient philosophical tradition, Elemental Movement integrates somatic and alchemical principles, processes, and practice. It employs movement as the primary vehicle for a wide range of personal explorations, using the Elements both as a framework and as a set of symbolic tools.

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9781581121322
Publication Date: 
2001-10-01
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attitude reconstruction a blueprint for building a better life

attitude reconstruction a blueprint for building a better life
$16.95

What if someone told you that you could discover the source of all your problems and address them head on in fewer than five minutes a day? How about if they told you that reconstructing your attitude would actually change your life? Jude Bijou's comprehensive blueprint will teach you to:

cope with family members' unsolicited advice

cure indecision with your intuition

deal with fear by expressing it physically

create closeness by truly talking and listening

improve your social life

increase staff morale in just five minutes a day

handle sarcasm by visualizing it flying by

carve out more time for yourself by clarifying your priorities

ask for a raise and get it

stop fighting via two easy steps

cure kids' tantrums constructively

You can integrate Attitude Reconstruction into your daily routine, regardless of your spiritual path, cultural background, age, or education. With practical tools and real-life examples, this book can help you stop settling for sadness,

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9780983528777
Publication Date: 
2011-11-01
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Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine
$24.95

Edited by Safron Rossi, Ph.D. 

Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.

While Campbell's work reached wide and deep as he covered the world's great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.

In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi--a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library--collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

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9781608681822
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2013-12-10
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A Haircut's Worth of Jokes

A Haircut's Worth of Jokes
$17.00
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9780989633901
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2013-08-06
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Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation

Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation
$27.50

Insight, attentiveness, and transformative experience are central in both Buddhism and psychotherapy. An "intimate dialogue" that examines the interplay of emotional and spiritual development through the lens of Zen Buddhism and psychotherapy, this book artfully illuminates the intrinsic connections between the two practices, and demonstrates how these traditions can be complementary in helping to live a truly fulfilled and contented life. As this book deftly explores, integrating the two streams of Zen and psychotherapy can help us to better grasp our conscious and unconscious experiences and more fully develop the fundamental capacities of the self. Bobrow shows how the major themes of trauma, attachment, emotional communication, and emotional regulation play out in the context of Zen and psychotherapeutic practice, and how, in concert, both provide a comprehensive, interactive model of fully functioning human life.

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9780393705799
Publication Date: 
2010-03-01
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Roto El Desamor Como Un Fenomeno Emocional Y Biologico (Spanish translation of Heartbreak)

Roto El Desamor Como Un Fenomeno Emocional Y Biologico (Spanish translation of Heartbreak)
$20.95

Nada nos hace caer tan rápido en la oscuridad como un corazón roto. Utilizando los descubrimientos más recientes en neurociencia para confirmar lo que poetas y filósofos han sabido por siglos, Ginette Paris guía a quienes han sufrido una ruptura amorosa para trabajar la pérdida y transformarla en sabiduría. El libro parte del supuesto de que un corazón roto es el punto de partida necesario para alcanzar un nivel de conciencia más profundo, a la vez que nos previene de los enfoques psicológicos tradicionales que nos dicen “olvídalo y sigue adelante” y aconseja enfrentar la pérdida para encontrar “oro en las cenizas”.

Un corazón roto afecta las funciones cerebrales, pues el dolor psíquico asociado al duelo es equiparable, neurobiológicamente, al estrés que experimenta alguien sometido a tortura. Por ello, Paris se centra en la tesis de que este dolor puede superarse a través de un salto evolutivo, es decir, a partir del deseo o la necesidad de buscar una salida al desierto emocional de la ruptura, provocando que el cerebro establezca nuevas conexiones y el individuo recupere el sentido y la alegría. A la par se debe asumir la pérdida y reconocer que el dolor existe y es inevitable, pues negarlo tendría como consecuencias la eventual pérdida de la capacidad de amar y la disociación de la psique y el cuerpo, lo cual desembocaría inevitablemente en síntomas físicos.

Paris escribió Roto desde tres perpectivas: como profesora e investigadora en el campo de la psicología; como terapeuta, y como mujer que ha sufrido más de una vez la experiencia de un corazón roto. Para elaborarlo entrevistó a pacientes, estudiantes, amigos y colegas, cuyas historias aparecen en pequeñas viñetas, contadas por medio de imágenes y metáforas que permiten comunicar la esencia arquetípica de su dolor.

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9786071120496
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Cultural Crisis and Transformation: Exploring Archetypal Patterns in World News and Culture

Cultural Crisis and Transformation: Exploring Archetypal Patterns in World News and Culture
$24.95

How can we better understand the significance and implications of the ecological, economic, and cultural crises we now face? What are the deeper forces at work shaping the contemporary zeitgeist and connecting the major events of our time? Is it possible to place our moment in history in the context of great cyclical and diachronic patterns of change? Responses to these and other related questions are explored in this second issue of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. The nine essays featured here use archetypal astrology to shine a light on the deeper dynamics of history and contemporary culture. Contributions include cultural historian Richard Tarnas's analysis of the major world transits of the last five years, focusing especially on the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square, and the second part of his exploration of the Saturn-Neptune complex. Also included are the second parts of Rod O'Neal's in-depth analysis of the Puritan movement and Keiron Le Grice's exploration of archetypal themes in the music of Bruce Springsteen. The other articles cover a wide variety of topics relevant to an archetypal understanding of contemporary culture such as the global financial crisis, the Israel-Palestine conflict, the gay rights movement, the history of rock and roll, and recent achievements in the sporting world.

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9781456311032
Publication Date: 
2010-12-06
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WHAT WOMEN AND MEN REALLY WANT

$12.95

What might you discover about male-female relationships if you took a mixed group into the wilderness to live together for several days and explore their gender differences? That's what authors Aaron Kipnis and Elizabeth Herron wanted to know. So they organized just such a trip. This book tells you what happened. As exciting as a fast-paced novel, WHAT WOMEN AND MEN REALLY WANT takes you along to the centre of their camp as the participants encounter runaway horses and a group of macho hunters . But when neat and well-ordered sociological norms collapse, unexpected harsh realities emerge. You will find this both an entertaining read and also a suggestion of how we can all enjoy more whole and fulfilling relationships.

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9781882591244
Publication Date: 
1995-09-01
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WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY JOURNEYS INTO THE WORLD OF A THERAPIST AND HER PATIENTS

WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY JOURNEYS INTO THE WORLD OF A THERAPIST AND HER PATIENTS
$16.00

Lauren Slater, a brilliant writer who is a young therapist, takes us on a mesmerizing personal and professional journey in this remarkable memoir about her work with mental and emotional illness. The territory of the mind and of madness can seem a foreign, even frightening place-until you read Welcome to My Country.

Writing in a powerful and original voice, Lauren Slater closes the distance between "us" and "them," transporting us into the country of Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie. She lets us watch as she interacts with and strives to understand patients suffering from mental and emotional distress-the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal. As the young psychologist responds to, reflects on, and re-creates her interactions with the inner realities of the dispossessed, she moves us to a deeper understanding of the complexities of the human mind and spirit. And then, in a stunning final chapter, the psychologist confronts herself, when she is asked to treat a young woman, bulimic and suicidal, who is on the same ward where Slater herself was once such a patient.

Like An Unquiet Mind, Listening to Prozac and Girl, Interrupted, Welcome to My Country is a beautifully written, captivating, and revealing book, an unusual personal and professional memoir that brings us closer to understanding ourselves, one another, and the human condition.

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9780385487399
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1997-07-14
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Turtle Wisdom: Coming Home To Yourself

Turtle Wisdom: Coming Home To Yourself
$15.95

Why were we born? We are here on this earth to experience the fullness, the sweetness of life with all it has to offer. Imagine the possibilities! Right now, regardless of what is or is not happening in your life, where could you go from here? Turtle Wisdom Turtle Wisdom : You get You! Coming Home to Yourself is an endearing book of comfort, encouragement, inspiration, and strategies for empowered living. Delightfully illustrated, Turtle Wisdom offers a reminder that when all else seems lost, you carry with you what is most precious and essential. You! Drawing on many great wisdom traditions, Donna DeNomme has presented practical insights. Above all, she urges a conscious choice to celebrate your uniqueness, creating a masterful life. Turtle Wisdom has empowered seekers of all ages. This precious book is spreading, like a warm hug, from friend to friend. Truly, a treasured companion. Meeting yourself on the road of life. Unearth your authentic self. No-one else can do it. The world is waiting for your puzzle-piece... Coming of Age: Recognizing all that you are. The alchemy of your troubles - yes, there is a point! I m stuck with me. Making the shift from ordinary to extraordinary. Exposing your soft belly and connecting with others. May the shell be with you! Practical ways to energetically safeguard yourself in a chaotic world. Like the turtle, you can't get anywhere if you don't stick your neck out. Embrace your greatest success. It is never too late to be who you might have been or even who you never dreamed was possible. Open to the very best of who you are...

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9781424324866
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SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL WORK

SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL WORK
$33.00

How does the spirit come into clinical work? Through the analyst? In the analysand's work in the analysis? What happens to human destructiveness if we embrace a vision of non-violence? Do dreams open us to spiritual life? What is the difference between repetition compulsion and ritual? How does religion feed terrorism? What happens if analysts must wrestle with hate in themselves? Do psychotherapy and spirituality compete, or contradict, or converse with each other? What does religion uniquely offer, beyond what psychoanalysis can do, to our surviving and thriving? This book abounds with such important questions and discussions of their answers.

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9783856306342
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2004-04-15
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SPECULATIONS AFTER FREUD PSYCHOLANALYSIS PHILOSPHOPHY AND CULTURE

SPECULATIONS AFTER FREUD PSYCHOLANALYSIS PHILOSPHOPHY AND CULTURE
$41.95

Psychoanalysis has transformed our culture. We constantly use and refer to ideas from psychoanalysis, often unconsciously. Psychology, philosophy, politics, sociology, women's studies, anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, and other disciplines have been permeated by the competing schools of psychoanalysis. But what of psychoanalysis itself? Where is it going one hundred years after Freud's own speculations took shape? Does it still have a role to play in cultural debate, or should it perhaps be abandoned?
Speculations After Freud confronts the dilemmas of contemporary psychoanalysis by bringing together some of the most influential and best known writers on psychoanalysis, philosophy and culture. The advocates and critics of psychoanalysis, both institutional and theoretical, critically appraise the powerful role psychoanalytic speculation plays in all areas of culture.

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9780415076562
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1994-06-24
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SIGMUND FREUD

SIGMUND FREUD
$22.95

The work of Sigmund Freud has penetrated almost every area of literary theory and cultural studies, as well as contemporary culture. Pamela Thurschwell explains and contextualises psychoanalytic theory and its meaning for modern thinking. This updated second edition explores developments and responses to Freud's work, including:

  • tracing contexts and developments of Freud's work over the course of his career
  • exploring paradoxes and contradictions in his writing
  • focusing on psychoanalysis as an interpretative strategy, paying special attention to its impact on literary and cultural theory
  • examining the recent backlash against Freud and arguing for the continued relevance of psychoanalysis.
  • Encouraging and preparing readers to approach Freud's original texts, this guide ensures that readers of all levels will find Freud accessible, challenging and of continued relevance.

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    9780415473699
    Publication Date: 
    2009-04-27
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    REPRESSION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS IO

    REPRESSION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS IO
    $22.50

    By examining the private correspondence of a circle of German psychoanalyst emigrés that included Otto Fenichel, Annie Reich, and Edith Jacobson, Russell Jacoby recaptures the radical zeal of classical analysis and the efforts of the Fenichel group to preserve psychoanalysis as a social and political theory, open to a broad range of intellectuals regardless of their medical background. In tracing this effort, he illuminates the repression by psychoanalysis of its own radical past and its transformation into a narrow medical technique. This book is of critical interest to the general reader as well as to psychoanalytic historians, theorists, and therapists.

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    9780226390697
    Publication Date: 
    1986-07-01
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    QUESTION OF LAY ANALYSIS

    QUESTION OF LAY ANALYSIS
    $12.95

    In The Question of Lay Analysis he set forth his views on the issue. The book makes its point energetically and in addition serves as an informal popularization of psychoanalytic ideas.

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    9780393005035
    Publication Date: 
    1990-05-17
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    Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film

    Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film
    $42.95

    Does art connect the individual psyche to history and culture?

    Psyche and the Arts challenges existing ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers exciting new dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form.

    Divided into three sections - Getting into Art, Challenging the Critical Space and Interpreting Art in the World - the text shows how Jungian ideas can work with the arts to illuminate both psychological theory and aesthetic response. Psyche and the Arts offers new critical visions of literature, film, music, architecture and painting, as something alive in the experience of creators and audiences challenging previous Jungian criticism. This approach demonstrates Jung's own belief that art is a healing response to collective cultural norms.

    This diverse yet focused collection from international contributors invites the reader to seek personal and cultural value in the arts, and will be essential reading for Jungian analysts, trainees and those more generally interested in the arts.

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    9780415438360
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-01
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    ON DREAMS Strachey Trans. Myth F15

    ON DREAMS Strachey Trans. Myth F15
    $13.95

    On Dreams was the result. He succeeded admirably: the theory of the dream as distorted wish fulfillment is there, as are, in full deployment, the mechanisms of the dream work. Without doubt, Freud was always his own best popularizer.

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    9780393001440
    Publication Date: 
    1990-01-17
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    OEDIPUS THE UNTOLD STORY ESSAY BY CHRIS DOWNING

    OEDIPUS THE UNTOLD STORY ESSAY BY CHRIS DOWNING
    $15.00

    In his new play, Rosa, inspired by C.G. Jung and James Hillman, takes on a millennia of literary tradition and a century of psychoanalytic theory by casting Oedipus in a bold new light, finding the source of his fate not in incest but in the forgotten crime of Oedipus' father Laius, who abducted and seduced Pelops's son Chrysippus. He weaves together a number of contemporary issues, including homosexuality, homophobia, transgendering, and same-sex unions. With a Foreword by Susan Rowland (Reader in English and Jungian Studies, the University of Greenwich, UK), and Essays by Christine Downing and Marvin Carlson (Distinguished Professor, The City of New York Graduate Center, New York).

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    9781882670383
    Publication Date: 
    2006-04-10
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    MANS SEARCH FOR MEANING

    MANS SEARCH FOR MEANING
    $14.00

    A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

    "This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength."
    --Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN

    This seminal book, which has been called "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought" by Carl Rogers and "one of the great books of our time" by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. "An enduring work of survival literature," according to the New York Times, Viktor Frankl's riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl's theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for "meaning") is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl's classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

    A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, is now available in English.

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    9780807014271
    Publication Date: 
    2006-06-01
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    MAKING CONTACT USES OF LANGUAGE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

    MAKING CONTACT USES OF LANGUAGE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
    $20.00

    Since 1955, moving from early work in psychopharmacology to studies of clinical method and the psychiatric schools, Leston Havens has been working toward a general theory of therapy. It often seems that twentieth-century psychiatry, sect-ridden, is a Tower of Babel, as Havens once characterized it. This book is the distillation of long years of thought and practice, a bold yet modest attempt to delineate an "integrated psychotherapy."

    The boldness of this effort lies in its author's willingness to recognize the best that each school has to offer, to describe it cogently, and to integrate it into a full response to today's new kind of patient. Descriptive or medical psychiatry, psychoanalysis, interpersonal or behavioristic psychiatry, empathic or existential therapy-viewed in metaphors, respectively, of perceiving, thinking, managing, feeling-all have useful contributions to make to contemporary methods of treatment. But how? Havens's modest answer is through appropriate language, and he demonstrates exactly what he means: when to ask questions, when to direct or draw back, when to sympathize.

    Practitioners now must deal with less dramatic, but more stubborn, problems of character and situation; lack of purpose, isolation, submissiveness, invasiveness, deep yet vague dissatisfaction. Some kind of human presence must be discovered in the patient, and Havens gives concrete, absorbing examples of ways of "speaking to absence," of making contact. The emphasis is on verbal technique, but the underlying broad, humane intent is everywhere evident. It is no less than to transform passivity, by means of disciplined therapeutic concern, into a state of being Human.

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    9780674543164
    Publication Date: 
    1988-01-01
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    LEARNING FROM THE PATIENT

    LEARNING FROM THE PATIENT
    $45.00

    In one volume, this book presents Patrick Casement's two classic works, On Learning from the Patient and Further Learning from the Patient. The patient's unconscious contribution to analytic work is fully explored. Casement writes with unusual openness about what really happens in the consulting room, including mistakes--his own as well as others'. Everything in psychoanalytic theory and technique is up for questioning and for careful testing in the clinical setting. Casement provides fresh insights on familiar concepts as well as developing a number that are new; every concept is explained and illustrated with clinical examples.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898621570
    Publication Date: 
    1992-09-25
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    HEALING CHOICE YOUR GT EMOTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER AN ABORTION

    HEALING CHOICE YOUR GT EMOTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER AN ABORTION
    $16.95

    Few women can walk away from the experience of abortion without some lingering emotional discomfort. Unresolved feelings of guilt, shame, and sadness may not surface until months, often years, after an abortion. These feelings, if ignored, can possibly manifest themselves in more troubling ways, resulting in unstable relationships, self-destructive and addictive behaviors, depression, and low self-esteem. Now, two experienced psychotherapists share their approach to dealing with the sensitive and long-overlooked issue of post-abortion pain or trauma. The Healing Choice breaks the silence surrounding a topic often clouded by debate and focuses exclusively on helping women chart a path toward emotional recovery. Through a step-by-step process, complete with self-tests, exercises, and interviews with women who share their own post-abortion experiences, Dr. Candance De Puy and Dr. Dana Dovitch will help you come to terms with your post-abortion emotions and offer support a you begin the process of healing.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780684831961
    Publication Date: 
    1997-03-06
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    IDENTITY AND THE LIFE CYCLE

    IDENTITY AND THE LIFE CYCLE
    $12.95

    Erik H. Erickson's remarkable insights into the relationship of life history and history began with observations on a central stage of life: identity development in adolescence. This book collects three early papers that - along with "Childhood and Society" - many consider the best introduction to Erikson's theories.

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    9780393311327
    Publication Date: 
    1994-04-17
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    IN DORAS CASE FREUD HYSTERIA FEM 2ND ED

    IN DORAS CASE FREUD HYSTERIA FEM 2ND ED
    $21.50

    -- The Women's Review of Books

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780231072212
    Publication Date: 
    1990-07-25
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