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Approval Addiction - Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone (Paperback): Joyce Meyer Approval Addiction - Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone (Paperback)
Joyce Meyer
R170 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There is an epidemic of insecurity in society today. Many people suffer from an unhealthy need for affirmation. They are not capable of feeling good about themselves. For some the quest for approval becomes an actual addiction, as they seek self-worth from the outside world because they can't find it within themselves. Joyce Meyer understands the need for seeking approval from others to overcome feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. The good news, she says, is that there is a cure. God provides all the security anyone needs. Her goal is to provide a pathway toward freedom from the approval addiction.
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Hidden Treasure - How to Break Free of Five Patterns that Hide Your True Self (Paperback): Alice McDowell Hidden Treasure - How to Break Free of Five Patterns that Hide Your True Self (Paperback)
Alice McDowell
R392 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

2018 Readers' Favorites Book Awards Bronze Medal in Non-Fiction-Motivational National Indie Excellence Awards Winner - Personal Growth Body, Mind and Spirit Awards Finalist - Spiritual Psychology and Self-help categories Are you looking for more personal growth or feel like you want something more from life, but you're not sure where to start? In this award-winning book, author Alice McDowell, PhD, reveals how powerful, deeply embedded behavior patterns-often the result of wounds suffered early in life-can influence every aspect of your life and identity, and hide your true self. Hidden Treasure offers tools you will use again and again to help soften and heal these patterns, make sense of your life and relationships, and begin to live a full and radiant life.

Identity and the Life Cycle (Paperback, Revised): Erik H. Erikson Identity and the Life Cycle (Paperback, Revised)
Erik H. Erikson
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Erik H. Erikson'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.

"Ego Development and Historical Change" is a selection of extensive notes in which Erikson first undertook to relate to each other observations on groups studied on field trips and on children studied longitudinally and clinically. These notes are representative of the source material used for Childhood and Society.

"Growth and Crises of the Health Personality" takes Erikson beyond adolescence, into the critical stages of the whole life cycle.

In the third and last essay, Erikson deals with "The Problem of Ego Identity" successively from biographical, clinical, and social points of view—all dimensions later pursued separately in his work.

I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You - The Real Meaning of the 16 Personality Types (Paperback): Roger Pearman, Sarah C.... I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You - The Real Meaning of the 16 Personality Types (Paperback)
Roger Pearman, Sarah C. Albritton
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

No one is right or wrong - just different! Tracing the growth of the study of personality type from its roots in the work of Carl Jung to today's subtly nuanced type theory, I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You shows how greatly our individual personality preferences affect our interactions with others. By shedding light on individual characteristics and tendencies, psychologists Roger R. Pearman and Sarah C. Albritton teach us how to overcome our natural inclination to judge difference in order to recognize and celebrate it. This new second edition includes current research into psychological type, information about the benefits of using type to enhance health and manage stress, discussion of the link between type and emotional intelligence and analysis of how personality preferences translate across generational and cultural divides.

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Anthony Bateman,... Mentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Anthony Bateman, Peter Fonagy
R1,031 R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Save R56 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mentalizing - the ability to understand oneself and others by inferring mental states that lie behind overt behaviour - develops within the context of attachment relationships. It is crucial to self-regulation and constructive, intimate relationships, both of which are impaired in personality disorders because of sensitivity to losing mentalizing at times of anxiety and attachment stress. Loss of mentalizing leads to interpersonal and social problems, emotional variability, impulsivity, self-destructive behaviours, and violence. This practical guide on mentalization-based treatment (MBT) of personality disorders outlines the mentalizing model of borderline and antisocial personality disorders and how it translates into clinical treatment. The book, divided into four parts - the mentalizing framework, basic mentalizing practice, mentalizing and groups, and mentalizing systems - covers the aims and structure of treatment, outlines how patients are introduced to the mentalizing model so that their personality disorder makes sense to them, explains why certain interventions are recommended and others are discouraged, and systematically describes the process of treatment in both group and individual therapy to support more stable mentalizing. People with personality disorders commonly have comorbid mental health problems, such as depression and eating disorders, which complicate clinical treatment. Therefore, the book advises the clinician on how to manage comorbidity in treatment. In addition, mentalizing problems in families and social systems, for example, schools and mental health services are also covered. A families and carers training and support guide is provided as families and others are often neglected during the treatment of people with personality disorder. The book is a valuable guide for all mental health workers on how to effectively treat personality disorders.

Narcissism - Denial of the True Self (Paperback, New Ed): Alexander Lowen Narcissism - Denial of the True Self (Paperback, New Ed)
Alexander Lowen
R313 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R99 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"NARCISSISM" Are you a narcissist? Do you interact with someone who is? Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. They cannot accept their true selves, constructing instead fixed masks that hide emotional numbness. Influenced by forces in culture and predisposed by factors in the human personality, narcissists tend to be
- More concerned with how they appear than what they feel
- Seductive and manipulative, striving for power and control
- Egotists, focused on their own interests but lacking the true values of the self -- self-expression, self-possession, dignity, and integrity
- Without a solid sense of self, which leads them to experience life as empty and meaningless
In this groundbreaking study, Dr. Alexander Lowen uses his extensive clinical experience to demonstrate how narcissists can recover their suppressed feelings and regain their lost humanity. By the use of Bioenergetic Analysis, the psychotherapy created by Dr. Lowen, a new possibility of a fulfilling and authentic life is presented for people with narcissistic characteristics and for those who interact with them.

Surrounded by Idiots - The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life)... Surrounded by Idiots - The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) (Paperback)
Thomas Erikson
R407 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation - How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus (Paperback): Aj Sherrill The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation - How Knowing Ourselves Can Make Us More Like Jesus (Paperback)
Aj Sherrill; Foreword by Chuck Degroat
R314 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Author AJ Sherrill still remembers the moment when his life was forever changed by a word he didn't even understand at the time: Enneagram. A personality theory that includes nine different "types," the Enneagram has become a popular tool for self-awareness and improvement. But in this book, Sherrill goes deeper, exploring with Christians how the Enneagram can be a pathway to profound spiritual transformation. Sherrill reveals the Enneagram as a tool to unlock new ways of viewing identity, personality, discipleship, spiritual practices, evangelism, and the Bible. Using this fresh approach, Sherrill shows how our true identity is that of a beloved child of God. Recognizing that, we can move confidently into the world expressing this identity through our unique personality. Through Sherrill's detailed spiritual exploration of each type, readers will emerge viewing the Enneagram as a precious gift to following Jesus more closely. Foreword by Chuck DeGroat.

Depression and the Self - Meaning, Control and Authenticity (Hardcover): Tamara Kayali Browne Depression and the Self - Meaning, Control and Authenticity (Hardcover)
Tamara Kayali Browne
R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Depression is widely recognised as the leading disability worldwide. Though classified as a medical condition, depression also contains very personal and social aspects which are integral to the experience - as those who have experienced it know all too well. Drawing on research interviews with women who have experienced depression, this psychological study elucidates experiences of depression and the meanings attached to it. In so doing, Browne challenges current understandings of depression as a chronic and endogenous illness and stresses the importance of the perception of authenticity among depression sufferers. Written in plain language accessible to non-specialists, Depression and the Self argues that in depression perceptions of control and the self are intertwined - and that this has important implications for diagnosis and recovery.

Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature (Paperback, 6th edition): Randy Larsen, David Buss Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature (Paperback, 6th edition)
Randy Larsen, David Buss
R1,306 Discovery Miles 13 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this 6th edition of Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature, Randy Larsen and David Buss dynamically demonstrate how scientists approach the study of personality. Major findings, both classical and contemporary, are presented in the context of six key domains-Dispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Experimental, Social and Cultural, and Adjustment-providing a foundation for the analysis and understanding of human personality. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. McGraw-Hill Connect (R) is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: * SmartBook (R) - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. * Access to your instructor's homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. * Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. * The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

Pro-environmental Behaviors (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Kiyo Kurisu Pro-environmental Behaviors (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Kiyo Kurisu
R3,228 Discovery Miles 32 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a much-needed practical and conceptual guide for various pro-environmental behaviors. Written by an expert in both the environmental psychology and engineering fields, the book presents an overview of various pro-environmental behaviors (Chapter 1), the psychological background of behaviors (Chapters 2 and 3), how to survey and understand pro-environmental behaviors using questionnaires (Chapter 4) and how to know the actual environmental burdens derived by each behavior using life-cycle assessment (LCA) (Chapter 5), and measures to foster the behaviors and selected case studies for practitioners (Chapter 6). Readers will find Chapters 1, 4, and 5 particularly unique and useful; they provide an overview of many environmental behaviors and also the practical academic tools for analyzing environmental behaviors, such as questionnaire procedures, questions lists ("scales" in psychology), statistical tools, software, LCA methodologies, and databases. The book addresses the needs of academics and practitioners and is well suited as a textbook and reference guide for those studying or working in environmental engineering (systematic research), social psychology (environmental psychology), environmental education, and sustainability science. Policymakers will find the questionnaire list useful, as it can help them to grasp citizens' environmental concerns and actual behaviors. The behavior list and LCA can be used to make manuals or guidelines for citizens to enhance environmental behaviors, and the case studies provide an informative basis for designing programs and workshops for citizens. Although the field of "pro-environmental behaviors" has been intensively dealt with by European researchers, their approaches have largely been limited to psychological viewpoints and program (education) development through small case studies. Further, the target behaviors are often limited to recycling and energy/water savings. In contrast, this book provides the first introduction to pro-environmental behaviors as a whole. As pro-environmental behaviors have become increasingly important not only in developed but also in developing countries, this publication represents a timely resource for the growing number of researchers exploring pro-environment behaviors.

Empath's Survival Guide,The - Life Strategies for Sensitive People (Paperback, Unabridged): Judith Orloff Empath's Survival Guide,The - Life Strategies for Sensitive People (Paperback, Unabridged)
Judith Orloff
R290 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? "Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain," says Judith Orloff, MD. "But for empaths it goes much further. We actually feel others' emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have." With The Empath's Survival Guide, Dr. Orloff offers a practical tool set to help sensitive people develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world-while fully embracing the empath's gifts of intuition, compassion, creativity, and spiritual connection. This practical, empowering, and loving book was created to support empaths and anyone who wants to develop their sensitivities to become more caring people in an often-insensitive world. It helps empaths through their unique challenges and gives loved ones a better understanding of the needs and gifts of the sensitive people in their lives. In this book Dr. Orloff offers crucial practices, including: * Self-assessment exercises to help you identify your empath type * Tools for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions, and compassion fatigue while replenishing your vital energy * Simple and effective strategies to stop absorbing stress and physical symptoms from others and protect yourself from narcissists and other energy vampires * How to find the right work and create relationships that nourish you * How to navigate intimate relationships without feeling overwhelmed * Guidance for parenting and raising empathic children * Awakening the empath's gift of intuition and deepening your spiritual connection to all living beings For any sensitive person who's been told to "grow a thick skin," this paperback edition of The Empath's Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for staying fully open while building resilience, exploring your gifts of depth and compassion, and feeling welcome and valued by a world that desperately needs what you have to offer.

Difficult Mothers - Understanding and Overcoming Their Power (Paperback): Terri Apter Difficult Mothers - Understanding and Overcoming Their Power (Paperback)
Terri Apter
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother-the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother-and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an "emotional audit" on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.

The H Factor of Personality - Why Some People are Manipulative, Self-Entitled, Materialistic, and Exploitive--And Why It... The H Factor of Personality - Why Some People are Manipulative, Self-Entitled, Materialistic, and Exploitive--And Why It Matters for Everyone (Paperback)
Kibeom Lee, Michael C. Ashton
R418 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

People who have high levels of H are sincere and modest; people who have low levels are deceitful and pretentious. The "H" in the H factor stands for "Honesty-Humility," one of the six basic dimensions of the human personality. It isn't intuitively obvious that traits of honesty and humility go hand in hand, and until very recently the H factor hadn't been recognized as a basic dimension of personality. But scientific evidence shows that traits of honesty and humility form a unified group of personality traits, separate from those of the other five groups identified several decades ago. This book, written by the discoverers of the H factor, explores the scientific findings that show the importance of this personality dimension in various aspects of people's lives: their approaches to money, power, and sex; their inclination to commit crimes or obey the law; their attitudes about society, politics, and religion; and their choice of friends and spouse. Finally, the book provides ways of identifying people who are low in the H factor, as well as advice on how to raise one's own level of H.

Intelligence and Personality - Bridging the Gap in Theory and Measurement (Hardcover): Janet M. Collis, Samuel J. Messick,... Intelligence and Personality - Bridging the Gap in Theory and Measurement (Hardcover)
Janet M. Collis, Samuel J. Messick, Ulrich Schiefele
R2,648 R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Save R1,684 (64%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together leading researchers in a major new effort to bridge the historical gap between the domains of ability and personality. The result is a remarkable collection of chapters analyzing critical issues at the interface--style, structure, process, and context. Contributors address:
* intelligence and its relation to temperament and character-hierarchical models of cognition and personality; judgmental data in personality research; and structural issues in ability and personality;
* intelligence and conation-goal theories; the role of conation in the learning environment; motivation and arousal;
* intelligence and style-stylistic preferences; the role of disposition; cognitive style and its measurement; test taking style; and
* intelligence and personality in context-regularities of functioning; contextual effects in cultural variation; control and consistency; the concept of "successful intelligence."

Subordination and Defeat - An Evolutionary Approach To Mood Disorders and Their Therapy (Hardcover): Leon Sloman, Paul Gilbert Subordination and Defeat - An Evolutionary Approach To Mood Disorders and Their Therapy (Hardcover)
Leon Sloman, Paul Gilbert
R3,054 Discovery Miles 30 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most people now accept that human beings are the product of millions of years of mammalian evolution and, more recently, primate evolution. This landmark book explores the implications of our evolutionary history for theories and therapies of depression. In particular, the focus is on how social conflict has shaped various behavioral and psychophysiological systems. Special attention is given to the evolved mechanisms for dealing with social defeat and subordination in both animals and humans. By linking human depression to the activation of ancient psychobiological programs for dealing with social conflict, one is able to understand the function of depression within groups, family systems, and between individuals and begin to distinguish depressions that may have adaptive functions from those that are the result of maladaptive feedback systems.
Although many acknowledge the need for an integrated, biopsychosocial theory of psychopathology, there continue to be great divisions among social, psychological, and biological approaches. Sloman and Gilbert have brought together leading scientists and clinicians representing different disciplines and schools to present a provocative new evolutionary model of depression. This model illuminates old problems in new ways, links a common disabling condition to evolved mental mechanisms, and points to potential new approaches to prevention and intervention. The book will be of compelling interest to all those who study or treat mood disorders.

Handbook of Emotion Regulation, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition): James J. Gross Handbook of Emotion Regulation, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
James J. Gross
R1,116 Discovery Miles 11 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reviewing the state of the science in a dynamic, thriving field, this influential handbook integrates knowledge from multiple psychological subdisciplines. Foremost experts address the neurobiological and cognitive bases of emotion regulation and examine how individuals develop and use regulatory strategies across the lifespan. The social context of emotion regulation is explored, as are personality processes and individual differences. Critical implications are discussed for psychopathology, psychosocial interventions, and health. Including helpful cross-referencing among chapters, the volume describes cutting-edge methods and identifies promising directions for future investigation. As a special bonus, purchasers of the second edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring several notable, highly cited chapters from the first edition. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant scientific advances and many new topics. *Greatly expanded coverage of clinical issues and applications. *Chapters on neural systems, delay of gratification, decision making, and health. *Chapters on adolescence, social baseline theory, and desire regulation, plus more.

Embodied Geographies (Paperback): Elizabeth Kenworthy Teather Embodied Geographies (Paperback)
Elizabeth Kenworthy Teather
R1,790 Discovery Miles 17 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Embodied Geographies provides a comprehensive account of different types of life crises which develop our identities and affect how we live our lives. Chapters focus on:
* pregnancy, childbirth, teenagers and parenthood
* migration
* the threat and reality of violence
* illness and disability
* bereavement, the ensuing family responsibilities and death itself.
It includes case studies from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA.

Anxiety and Cognition - A Unified Theory (Hardcover): Michael Eysenck Anxiety and Cognition - A Unified Theory (Hardcover)
Michael Eysenck
R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


It is argued in this book that there are three major approaches to anxiety. First, there is anxiety as an emotional state. Second, there is trait anxiety as a dimension of personality. Third, there is anxiety as a set of anxiety disorders. What is attempted is to produce a unified theory of anxiety which integrates all these major approaches. According to this unified theory, there are four sources of information which influence the level of experienced anxiety: (1) experimental stimulation; (2) internal physiological activity; (3) internal cognitions, (e.g., worries); and (4) one's own behaviour. The unified theory is essentially based on a cognitive approach. More specifically, it is assumed that individual differences in experienced anxiety between those high and low in trait anxiety depend largely on cognitive biases. It is also assumed that the various anxiety disorders depend on cognitive biases, and that the main anxiety disorders differ in terms of the source of information most affected by such biases (e.g., social phobics have biased interpretation of their own behaviour). In sum, this book presents a general theory of anxiety from the cognitive perspective. It is intended that this theory will influence theory and research on emotion, personality, and the anxiety disorders.

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What Is To Be Done - political engagement and saving the planet (Paperback): Barry Jones What Is To Be Done - political engagement and saving the planet (Paperback)
Barry Jones
R460 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A follow-up to the author's prescient bestseller about the emergence of a post-industrial society. When Sleepers, Wake! was released in 1982, it immediately became influential worldwide: it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and led to the author being the first Australian minister to address a G-7 summit meeting, in Canada in 1985. Now its author, the polymath and former politician Barry Jones, turns his attention to what has happened since - especially to politics and the climate in the digital age - and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions. Jones sees climate change as the greatest problem of our time, especially because political leaders are incapable of dealing with complex, long-term issues of such magnitude. Meanwhile, technologies such as the smartphone and the ubiquity of social media have destroyed our sense of being members of broad, inclusive groups. The COVID-19 threat, which was immediate and personal, has shown that some leaders could respond courageously, while others denied the evidence. In the post-truth era, politicians invent 'facts' and ignore or deny the obvious, while business and the media are obsessed with marketing and consumption for the short term. What Is to Be Done is a long-awaited work from Jones on the challenges of modernity and what must be done to meet them.

Striving and Feeling - Interactions Among Goals, Affect, and Self-regulation (Hardcover): Leonard L. Martin, Abraham Tesser Striving and Feeling - Interactions Among Goals, Affect, and Self-regulation (Hardcover)
Leonard L. Martin, Abraham Tesser
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recently, research on the ways in which goals, affect, and self-regulation influence one another has enjoyed an upsurge. New findings are being published and new theories are being developed to integrate these findings. This volume reports on the latest of this work, including a substantial amount of data and theory that has not yet been published. Emanating from a conference exploring affect as both a cause and effect in various social contexts, this book examines some of the complex and reciprocal relationships among goals, self structures, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. The chapters address:
*the effects of intrinsic versus extrinsic goals;
*the different effects of approach versus avoidance goals;
*the role of awareness in goal pursuit and affective states;
*the meaning of affective states in relation to goal attainment;
*the impact of hedonistic concerns as motivational factors;
*how people regulate their moods; and
*the role of the self in affective experiences.

Where Does Mind End? - A Radical History of Consciousness and the Awakened Self (Paperback): Marc Seifer Where Does Mind End? - A Radical History of Consciousness and the Awakened Self (Paperback)
Marc Seifer; Foreword by Uri Geller
R464 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R66 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A new comprehensive model of mind and its nearly infinite possibilities
- Recasts psychology as a vehicle not for mental health but for higher consciousness
- Shows that we have consciousness for a reason; it is humanity's unique contribution to the cosmos
- Integrates the work of Freud, Jung, Gurdjieff, Tony Robbins, Rudolf Steiner, the Dalai Lama as well as ESP, the Kabbalah, tarot, dreams, and kundalini yoga
The culmination of 30 years of research, "Where Does Mind End?" takes you on an inward journey through the psyche---exploring the highest states of consciousness; the insights and theories of ancient and modern philosophers, psychologists, and mystics; the power of dreams, chi energy, tarot, and kundalini yoga; and proof of telepathy and other facets of parapsychology--to explain the mystery of consciousness and construct a comprehensive model of mind and its nearly infinite possibilities.
Starting with the ancients and early philosophers such as Zoroaster, Aristotle, Descartes, and Leibniz, the author examines models of mind that take into account divine and teleological components, the problem and goal of self-understanding, the mind/body conundrum, and holographic paradigms. Seifer then moves to modern times to explain the full range of Freud's psychoanalytic model of mind, exploring such ideas as the ego, superego, and id; the unconscious; creativity; and self-actualization. Using Freud's psychoanalytical model as framework, he reveals an overarching theory of mind and consciousness that incorporates such diverse concepts as Jung's collective psyche; ESP; the Kabbalah; Gurdjieff's ideas on behaviorism and the will; the philosophies of Wilhelm Reich, P. D. Ouspensky, and Nikola Tesla; the personality redevelopment strategies of Tony Robbins; and the Dalai Lama's and Rudolf Steiner's ideas on the highest states of consciousness. Recasting psychology as a vehicle not for mental health but for higher consciousness, he shows that by casting off the mechanical mental operation of day-to-day life, we naturally attain the self-integration to which traditional psychology has long aspired. By entering the true path to fulfillment of the soul's will, we help the planet by transforming ourselves and raising our energy to a higher realm.

Endland (Paperback): Tim Etchells Endland (Paperback)
Tim Etchells; Introduction by Jarvis Cocker 1
R325 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kings, lords, liars, usherettes, goal-hangers, gun-men and prostitutes, Whether or not these stories bear any relation to life as it is lived in Endland (sic) is not my problem and good riddance to all those what prefer to read about truly good, lucky and nice people - you won't like this crap at all. A comical and brutal weave of parables gone wrong, Endland holds a broken mirror to England. In its garish but strangely familiar world of empty tower blocks, 24-hour cyber cafes and bomb sites, a motley collection of misfits, wanderers and charmed drunks do their best to survive. Nothing is stable in Endland and what's more, the gods have started drinking at lunchtime, which can only lead to trouble. Conjured in a mix of slang, pub anecdote, folktale and science fiction, Endland is the nightmare unfolding just outside the window - a glitchy parade of aging bikers and ghost children, cut-price assassins and witless wannabe celebs. The world fashioned by Thatcher, Google, NATO, ICANN, Brexit, Big Brother, Bin Laden and Trump needs new narratives to make sense of it. In Endland, with feverish wit and a broken compass, Etchells unpicks the myths and strange realities we're caught up in.

A Biography of Loneliness - The History of an Emotion (Hardcover): Fay Bound Alberti A Biography of Loneliness - The History of an Emotion (Hardcover)
Fay Bound Alberti
R596 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R169 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite 21st-century fears of an 'epidemic' of loneliness, its history has been sorely neglected. A Biography of Loneliness offers a radically new interpretation of loneliness as an emotional language and experience. Using letters and diaries, philosophical tracts, political discussions, and medical literature from the eighteenth century to the present, historian of the emotions Fay Bound Alberti argues that loneliness is not an ahistorical, universal phenomenon. It is, in fact, a modern emotion: before 1800, its language did not exist. And where loneliness is identified, it is not always bad, but a complex emotional state that differs according to class, gender, ethnicity and experience. Looking at informative case studies such as Sylvia Plath, Queen Victoria, and Virginia Woolf, A Biography of Loneliness charts the emergence of loneliness as a modern and embodied emotional state.

Bouncing Back - Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness, and Pain (Paperback): Richard Wanlass Bouncing Back - Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness, and Pain (Paperback)
Richard Wanlass
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Decline in our physical and mental abilities may be due to injury, illness, or chronic pain, or may simply be the results of normal aging. Sometimes changes in ability are gradual enough and minor enough that we adapt to them effortlessly. In other circumstances, however, these ability changes are more abrupt or more pronounced and pose a real challenge to our coping resources. In Bouncing Back: Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness and Pain, Richard Wanlass shares new research findings and observations of what he has learned in his thirty-five years of helping others adapt to these changes. Bouncing Back presents seven modules associated with changes in ability, including self-management, mood regulation, stress and anxiety management, anger and frustration management, relationship management, memory management, and pain management. Exercises follow almost every section to ensure concepts are understood and practiced. These developed tools provide new resilience skills and strategies to become better at change. They address the specific challenges of the broad and growing population of those learning to adapt to their loss of ability, and should be of aid for the public and for rehabilitation psychologists and neuropsychologists in their practice.

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