Summary Book Review When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom:
Download or read book When Nietzsche Wept written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-08-06 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental “talking cure,” Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.
Summary Book Review When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom:
Download or read book When Nietzsche Wept written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure," Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.
Summary Book Review Migraine, Words and Fiction by Joost Haan:
Download or read book Migraine, Words and Fiction written by Joost Haan and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-11 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are many migraine sufferers worldwide. However, the lack of confirmatory scan or blood test poses a major barrier to their diagnosis, which must be based on their account of the pain. As a consequence, language is of utmost importance in the diagnosis of migraine. This book deals with this relation between words and migraine, and considers how persons with migraine make their pain ‘readable’ and how fictional texts ‘perform’ migraine. Its analysis utilises the theories of Wittgenstein (‘beetle in the box’), Foucault, de Saussure and Scarry, as well as works of fiction including Hustvedt’s The Blindfold, Lasdun’s The Horned Man and Yalom’s When Nietzsche Wept.
Summary Book Review Zarathustra's Sisters by Susan Ingram:
Download or read book Zarathustra's Sisters written by Susan Ingram and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These six women all wrote the stories of their own lives, creating powerful narratives that channelled cultural forces at the same time as parrying them.
Summary Book Review The Challenge of Dialogue by Jens Peter Brune:
Download or read book The Challenge of Dialogue written by Jens Peter Brune and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2010 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twelfth volume of the "Series on Socratic Philosophizing" reflects the international discussion on Socratic philosophizing within a global perspective. This volume throws light on the challenges Socratic Dialogue and other forms of dialogue face in different political systems and cultures. The following sub-topics are discussed: the development of the theory and the practice of Socratic Dialogue, examples of dialogues practised in different political systems, and the role of dialogue in mutual understanding within and between different cultures and in the political and economic sectors.
Summary Book Review Writing the Talking Cure by Jeffrey Berman:
Download or read book Writing the Talking Cure written by Jeffrey Berman and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature. A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has created a subgenre of literature, the “therapy story,” where the therapist learns as much as, if not more than, the patient; where therapy never proceeds as expected; and where the therapist’s apparent failure proves ultimately to be a success. Writing the Talking Cure is the first book to explore all of Yalom’s major writings. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Jeffrey Berman comments on Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature and emphasizes the recurrent ideas that unify his writings: the importance of the therapeutic relationship, therapist transparency, here-and-now therapy, the prevalence of death anxiety, reciprocal healing, and the idea of the wounded healer. Throughout, Berman discusses what Yalom can teach therapists in particular and the common (and uncommon) reader in general. “As a psychiatrist who has benefitted enormously not only from Yalom’s writings but also from his mentorship, I admire Berman’s relationship to his subject. They both write lucidly and imaginatively, inviting the reader to accompany them on a personal journey that is intriguing but intellectually rigorous. Reading this book helps me to better understand Yalom’s dual roles—as brilliant psychotherapist/teacher and compelling novelist. Berman’s book-by-book examination of Yalom’s work illustrates how good therapy involves facing reality, and good fiction involves making stories come alive by resonating with the hard truths of life. He is the perfect guide to Yalom, capturing his wisdom and creativity with respect and clarity.” — David Spiegel, author of Living Beyond Limits: New Hope and Help for Facing Life-Threatening Illness “This is a convincing celebration of and commentary on one of the most prominent psychotherapists of the last century. For anyone interested in the popularization of an idiosyncratic form of existential psychotherapy for individuals and groups, this will be an important book.” — Murray Schwartz, Emerson College “In this richly textured book, Berman takes us backstage in a warm and skillful exploration of Irvin Yalom’s unmatched contributions as a psychotherapist, author, and educator. We are provided a transparent view of how human healing emerges from our talking, writing, and reading. Berman reminds us eloquently that psychotherapy is, at its essence, the process of human connection and the joint attribution of meaning to experience.” — Molyn Leszcz, The University of Toronto
Summary Book Review Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth by Elizabeth Loentz:
Download or read book Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth written by Elizabeth Loentz and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1953, Freud biographer Ernest Jones revealed that the famous hysteric Anna O. was really Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936), the prolific author, German-Jewish feminist, pioneering social worker, and activist. Elizabeth Loentz directs attention away from the young woman who arguably invented the talking cure and back to Pappenheim and her post-Anna O. achievements. Her writings, especially, reveal her to be one of the most versatile, productive, influential, and controversial Jewish thinkers and leaders of her time. Pappenheim's oeuvre includes stories, plays, poems, prayers, travel literature, letters, essays, speeches, and aphorisms. She translated Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women as well as the Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamelnand other Old Yiddish texts into German. She was discussed as both writer and newsmaker in German-Jewish newspapers of every religious and political affiliation and in German feminist publications. As founder and leader of the League of Jewish Women in Germany and the international League of Jewish Women, she was at the forefront of the campaign to combat human trafficking and forced prostitution. A pioneer of modern Jewish social work, she founded a home for at-risk girls and unwed mothers and advocated on behalf of Jewish women, children, refugees, and immigrants. Her accomplishments are all the more remarkable because she attained them after struggling to recover from the debilitating mental illness chronicled in Freud and Breuer's Studies on Hysteria(1895). Loentz examines how Pappenheim engaged, in words and deeds, with the key political, social, and cultural issues concerning German Jewry in the early decades of the twentieth century: the status of the Yiddish language, Zionism, the conversion epidemic, responses to the plight of Eastern European Jews, and Jewish spirituality. Pappenheim's unique approach to each of these issues balanced allegiances to feminism, the Jewish religion, and German culture. Loentz also explores how biographers and artists have rediscovered Pappenheim, rewritten her life story, and renegotiated her identity.
Summary Book Review Relational Coaching by Erik de Haan:
Download or read book Relational Coaching written by Erik de Haan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-03-03 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Manfred Kets de Vries, Professor of Leadership Development, INSEAD: “The author takes us on an exciting journey to explain what coaching is all about, providing us with a roadmap that is second to none. Anyone interested in better understanding what coaching is all about, would do well to have a serious look at this book.” David Megginson, Professor of Human Resources Development, Sheffield Hallam University: “From a vivid personal story just before the first chapter to the fascinating mass of data in the appendices, this book is a captivating read about the concrete particulars of coaching and the theoretical perspectives we can use to make sense of them. Erik de Haan makes a case for relational coaching and prescribes clearly what his research and the tradition within which it is embedded can tell practitioners in the field.” Bruce E. Wampold, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin: “I am thrilled that there is a coaching book that emphasizes the coachee and the relationship. In Relational Coaching, Erik de Haan places the emerging profession on a strong foundation that emphasizes the interpersonal aspects of the endeavour.” Relational Coaching is a radically different way of looking at coaching that puts the relationship, from the perspective of the coachee, at the centre. Exploring both age-old tradition and reliable studies in recent decades, Relational Coaching gives the modern executive coach ten commandments to help improve his or her practice. The book demonstrates how each of these commandments is underpinned by sound quantitative research. The book begins by giving a complete overview of the profession and the latest developments in coaching. The second part of the book presents new quantitative and qualitative research into effects and experiences of coaching. Part three contains an introduction to the activities that make a good coach and the mechanisms used to verify coaches’ understanding of their profession. Other topics covered include training, accreditation, supervision and recommended literature.
Summary Book Review Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria by Martina Kolb:
Download or read book Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria written by Martina Kolb and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mediterranean region of Liguria, where the Maritime Alps sweep down to the coasts of northwest Italy and southeast France, the Riviera, marks the intersection of two of Europe's major cultural landscapes. Remote, liminal, compact, and steep, the terrain has influenced many international authors and artists. In this study, Martina Kolb traces Liguria's specific impact on the works of three seminal German-writing modernists Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and Gottfried Benn whose encounters with Ligurian lands and seas led to an innovative geopoetic fusion of word and world. Kolb examines each of these authors' acquired affinities with Ligurian and Provençal landscapes and seascapes, revisiting and reassessing the long tradition of northern longing for a Mediterranean south. She also shows how Freud and Benn followed in the footsteps of Nietzsche in his most prolific years, a topic which has received little critical attention to date. Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria offers a fresh approach to these writers' groundbreaking literary achievements and profound interest in poetic expression as cathartic self-liberation.
Summary Book Review Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film by J. Bogousslavsky:
Download or read book Literary Medicine: Brain Disease and Doctors in Novels, Theater, and Film written by J. Bogousslavsky and published by Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers. This book was released on 2013 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An amazing and fascinating look at neurological conditions in fiction and film Classical and modern literature is full of patients with interesting neurological, cognitive, or psychiatric diseases, often including detailed and accurate descriptions, which suggests the authors were inspired by observations of real people. In many cases these literary portrayals of diseases even predate their formal identification by medical science. Fictional literature encompasses nearly all kinds of disorders affecting the nervous system, with certain favorites such as memory loss and behavioral syndromes. There are even unique observations that cannot be found in scientific and clinical literature because of the lack of appropriate studies. Not only does literature offer a creative and humane look at disorders of the brain and mind, but just as authors have been inspired by medicine and real disorders, clinicians have also gained knowledge from literary depictions of the disorders they encounter in their daily practice. This book provides an amazing and fascinating look at neurological conditions, patients, and doctors in literature and film in a way which is both nostalgic and novel.
Summary Book Review Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television by Claudia Wassmann:
Download or read book Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television written by Claudia Wassmann and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-09 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Therapy and Emotions in Film and Television explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the shifts in our emotional preferences, styles, and 'emotional regimes' in western societies from the 1920s to today, as viewed through the lens of film and television.
Summary Book Review Professional Behaviors and Dispositions by Candace M. McLain:
Download or read book Professional Behaviors and Dispositions written by Candace M. McLain and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-17 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professional Behaviors and Dispositions teaches counselors in training (CITs) how to cultivate counselor competencies and critical thinking skills in support of lifelong professional development. CITs will first gain a detailed understanding of the professional behaviors and dispositions expected of all counselors. They will then learn how to evaluate themselves for these factors using a universal growth model that promotes holistic, ongoing assessment of oneself and one’s relationships. Next, CITs will be presented with concrete tools and activities that they can use to cultivate and retain counselor competencies. Finally, CITs are given a step-by-step guide for creating a professional growth plan they can use throughout their program and their clinical practice. Accompanying this text is a helpful online faculty guide for supervisors to use while working with CITs. Aligned with CACREP, ACA, and ACES standards, this textbook will be useful for all graduate students training to become counselors.
Summary Book Review The Double by Edward Cletus Sellner:
Download or read book The Double written by Edward Cletus Sellner and published by Lethe Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing upon theology, Jungian psychology, literature, and the history of Christian spirituality, this book shows how same-sex desire can be reflected in those close intimacy between gay men.
Summary Book Review Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought by Ronald Lehrer:
Download or read book Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought written by Ronald Lehrer and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the nature of Freuds relationship to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche regarded himself, among other things, as a psychologist. His psychological explorations included an understanding of the meaning and function of dreams, the unconscious, sublimation of drives, drives turned inward upon the self, unconscious guilt, unconscious envy, unconscious resistance, and much more that anticipated some of Freuds fundamental psychoanalytic concepts. Although Freud wrote of Nietzsche having anticipated psychoanalytic concepts, he denied that Nietzsche had any influence on his thought.
Summary Book Review A Matter of Death and Life by Irvin D. Yalom:
Download or read book A Matter of Death and Life written by Irvin D. Yalom and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-03-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Wise, beautiful, heartbreaking, raw' The Times 'A beacon of hope to all of us who will be bereaved' Kathryn Mannix 'An unforgettable and achingly beautiful story of enduring love' Lori Gottleib Internationally renowned psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom has devoted his career to counselling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE, Marilyn and Irvin share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irvin to live on without her. In alternating accounts of their last months together and Irvin's first months alone, they offer us a rare window into coping with death and the loss of one's beloved. The Yaloms had rare blessings - a loving family, a beautiful home, a large circle of friends, avid readers around the world, and a long, fulfilling marriage - but they faced death as we all do. With the candour and wisdom of those who have thought deeply and loved well, they investigate universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief. Informed by two lifetimes of experience, A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE offers poignant insights and solace to all those seeking to fight despair in the face of death, so that they can live meaningfully.
Summary Book Review Shadows of the Sacred by Frances E. Vaughan:
Download or read book Shadows of the Sacred written by Frances E. Vaughan and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A brilliant and groundbreaking exploration of the promises and pitfalls of the spiritual path written by one of the pioneers of transpersonal psychology. A must for every serious spiritual seeker, students of consciousness, and all those concerned about the future of our planet." -Stanislav Grof, M.D. "Regardless of one's religious preferences, this pioneering classic eloquently and objectively addressees the spiritual issues of our time." -Angeles Arrien "Here, presented with clarity and courage, are the foundations for a transpersonal psychotherapy that respects the multileveled richness of the human psyche." -Ram Dass
Summary Book Review Pointing to the Moon by Rochelle Lynn Holt:
Download or read book Pointing to the Moon written by Rochelle Lynn Holt and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2010-01-14 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each of us lives an extraordinary life; however, the artists are qualified to share their thoughts in a manner that preserves existence, universally. Two writers, Rochelle Lynn Holt and Virginia Love Long, shared a friendship that was both literary and encompassing of everyday experiences. The writers, however, also revealed their emotions in poems and collaborative published projects. This memorial, POINTING TO THE MOON, is a novel biography in epistolary form. Letters have become a lost art now that e-mail exists! But, once, there was time to reflect in long missives.