good stuff courage resilience gratitude generosity forgiveness and sacrifice

Download Book Good Stuff Courage Resilience Gratitude Generosity Forgiveness And Sacrifice in PDF format. You can Read Online Good Stuff Courage Resilience Gratitude Generosity Forgiveness And Sacrifice here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Good Stuff

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780765709769
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 62. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 979
Read : 863

Get This Book


Good Stuff is divided into two main parts; Part I addresses Positive Attributes and Part II, Positive Actions. The former contains chapters on Courage, Resilience, and Gratitude. The latter contains chapters on Generosity, Forgiveness, and Sacrifice. Together, the six chapters constitute a harmonious gestalt of the relational scenarios that assure enrichment of human experience. This book offers socioclinical meditations to temper Freud s view that human beings are essentially bad and whatever goodness they can muster is largely defensive. By elucidating the origins, dynamics, social pleasures, and clinical benefits of courage, resilience, gratitude, generosity, forgiveness, and sacrifice, this book sheds light on a corner of human experience that has remained inadequately understood by psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals."

Silent Virtues

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780429822438
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 28. 46 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 350
Read : 1247

Get This Book


Silent Virtues addresses six areas of mental functioning namely patience, curiosity, privacy, intimacy, humility, and dignity. Each of the areas is elucidated with the help of clinical, literary, and cultural material. The book introduces a series of novel ideas, including: (i) the distinction between patience as a component of the therapeutic attitude and the exercise of patience as a specific technical intervention; (ii) the description of the five psychopathological syndromes involving curiosity: excessive, deficient, uneven, anachronistic, instinctualized, and false curiosity; (iii) the description of four psychopathological syndromes (failed, florid, fluctuating, and false) involving intimacy; (iv) the discourse on the importance of humility in selecting patients and in deciding upon the longevity of our professional careers; and (v) the description of three forms of dignity (metaphysical, existential, and characterological) and the various ways in which they affect psychoanalytic technique.

Dignity Matters

Author : Susan S. Levine
ISBN : 9781781816288
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 20. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 769
Read : 1259

Get This Book


This book explores an ethical value central to all mental health professions. Although "dignity" appears near the beginning of many codes of ethics, it has been largely unexamined in the professional literature. Potter Stewart famously declared about pornography that we can't define it but we know it when we see it. Likewise with dignity. This book addresses that gap.The book considers the role of dignity as an ethical dimension of practice: in individual psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic work; in the therapeutic community; and in groups, organizations and nations. It outlines dignity in individual development and families, the role of dignity violations in the understanding and treatment of trauma, and how dignity and its violations can be a powerful force in conflict resolution. The book will also address dignity in relations to specific populations, with chapters on the African-American and the LGBT experiences. Listening, with the question of dignity in mind, offers a fresh non-pathologizing framework for the practitioner.Dignity Matters: Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Perspectives inaugurates a conversation about the fostering or preclusion of dignity in the resolution of conflicts - from the intrapsychic to the international. This book will have wide appeal for use in graduate curricula in the mental health fields.With contributions by Salman Akhtar, Stanley Coen, M. Gerard Fromm, Donna Hicks, Dorothy Evans Holmes, Richard P. Kluft, Robert Kravis, Susan S. Levine, Eli Marcovitz, Kenneth A. Richman, and Susan C. Vaughan.

Human Goodness

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9781442244245
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 56. 13 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 132
Read : 654

Get This Book


Each human heart possesses positive attributes such as altruism, kindness, concern, gratitude, and forgiveness. Human Goodness explores the origins of these traits through the use of clinical vignettes to help mental health professionals see their clients in refreshingly new ways.

On Freud S The Unconscious

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780429916915
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 41. 24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 128
Read : 1135

Get This Book


If there ever was one word that could represent the essence of Freud's work, that word would be 'unconscious'. Indeed, Freud himself regarded his 1915 paper 'The Unconscious' as central to clarifying the fundamentals of his metapsychology. The paper delineates the topographic model of the mind and spells out the concepts of primary and secondary process thinking, thing and word presentations, timelessness of the unconscious, condensation and symbolism, unconscious problem solving, and the relationship between the system Ucs and repression. Examining these proposals in the light of contemporary psychoanalytic theory as well as from the perspective of current neurophysiology and ethology, nine distinguished analysts take Freud's ideas further in ways that have implications for both psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Psychoanalytic Listening

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9780429917967
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 20. 63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 451
Read : 1112

Get This Book


'Joseph Breuer's celebrated patient, Anna O., designated psychoanalysis to be a "talking cure". She was correct insofar as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. However, the focus upon the patient's and therapist's speaking activities diverted attention from how the two parties listen to each other. Psychoanalysis is a listening and talking cure. Both elements are integral to clinical work. Listening with no talking can only go so far. Talking without listening can mislead and harm. And yet, the listening end of the equation has received short shrift in analytic literature.This book aims to rectify this problem by focusing upon analytic listening. Taking Freud's early description of how an analyst ought to listen as its starting point, the book traverses considerable historical, theoretical, and clinical territory. The ground covered ranges from diverse methods of listening through the informative potential of the countertransference to the outer limits of our customary attitude where psychoanalytic listening no longer helps and might even be contraindicated.'- Salmon Akhtar, from his Introduction

The Book Of Joy

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780399185069
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 62. 90 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 572
Read : 1226

Get This Book


An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

Freud Along The Ganges

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : UOM:39015062834810
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 65. 59 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 799
Read : 982

Get This Book


Winner of the 2006 Gradiva Award A collection of new and previously-published essays that sheds light on the intersections between psychoanalysis and Indic Studies. While Indian academics and clinicians have been familiar with psychoanalysis for many decades, they have kept this Western model of the mind separate from the spiritual and philosophical traditions of their own country. Freud Along the Ganges bridges this important lacuna in psychoanalytic and Indic studies by creating a new theoretical field where human motives are approached not only psychoanalytically but also from the perspective of the teachings of Buddha, Tagore, Ghandi, and Salman Rushdie. The authors of this collection show how the insights of these Indian masters give a new force to the Freudian discovery by providing a basis to better understand the social and psychological Indian makeup. The book begins by questioning the applicability of the psychoanalytic method to non-Western cultures. It then traces the history of the psychoanalytic movement in India from its onset while it emphasizes the intricate overlap between Indian existential and mystical traditions and psychoanalysis. Freud Along the Ganges offers a unique study of the ways that Indian thought and psychoanalysis illuminate and enrich each other.

The Book Of Emotions

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9789351940333
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 29. 21 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 440
Read : 895

Get This Book


Practising psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis for over forty years and being an avid reader of books pertaining to the human mind convinced Salman Akhtar that most good books in this realm are difficult to read for lay-persons. Matters are made worse by the fact that books that are readable succumb to oversimplification and glib advice-giving. As a result, the seeker of knowledge about the intricacies of emotional life finds little that is meaningful to read. It is this lack that The Book of Emotions is trying to address here. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style with everyday examples and anecdotes, the books explains the meaning and characteristics of some of our inherent emotions.

A Web Of Sorrow

Author : Salman Akhtar
ISBN : 9781782205661
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 83. 13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 181
Read : 1053

Get This Book


Bringing together the experiences of mistrust, jealousy, lack of love, shamelessness, regret, and despair, this short but far-reaching book elucidates human sorrow in striking sociocultural and clinical details.

Top Download:

Best Books