Die Kunst Des Annehmens
Author: Ann Weiser Cornell
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Wie konnen wir Frieden finden in den inneren Kriegen, die dem von uns ersehnten Leben im Wege stehen? Seit mehr als 35 Jahren erforscht Ann Weiser Cornell das Geheimnis emotionaler Prozesse und lehrt und schreibt daruber - unter anderem auch uber das Paradox, dass wir zu mehr Ganzheit finden, wenn wir unsere inneren Teile anerkennen, dass die am tiefsten verachteten Orte in uns unseren grossten Reichtum enthalten und dass der Felt Sense des Korpers der Schlussel zum Wandel ist, wenn wir ihm im Zustand mitfuhlender Prasenz begegnen. Nun sind ihre wichtigsten Schriften und vier neue Artikel uber ihre jungsten Erkenntnisse in einem Buch vereint. Die Artikel wenden sich sowohl an Menschen, die auf der Suche nach personlicher Veranderung sind, als auch an Menschen, die professionell mit anderen Menschen arbeiten und ihre Tatigkeit noch wirksamer gestalten wollen
Karl erlebt den Anbruch des neuen Jahrtausends in der spanischen Hauptstadt Madrid. Zusammen mit seinen Freunden schlägt er sich durch den harten Alltag in der Millionenmetropole. Doch Karl beherrscht Focusing, die lebensverändernde Fähigkeit, die Stimme seines Körpers zu hören. Schritt für Schritt entdeckt er seinen Weg. Welche Rolle spielt die geheimnisvolle Statue Luzifers dabei, die ihm in seinen Träumen erscheint? Gemeinsam mit Karl macht sich der Leser auf eine faszinierende Reise in die menschliche Innenwelt und erforscht das menschliche Seelenleben. Gleichzeitig erhält er einen tiefen Einblick in die Theorie und die Praxis des Focusing.
Als Karl sein Referendariat am altehrwürdigen Descartes-Gymnasium antritt, beginnt für ihn ein echter Höllentrip. Ausgelöst durch den Zusammenprall mit der Schulwirklichkeit, plagen ihn immer wieder innere Konflikte. Und dann ist da noch seine Fachleiterin, die er einfach nicht versteht... Doch mit Hilfe von Focusing, einer bewährten Methode der inneren Achtsamkeit, gelingt es Karl, sich seinen Dämonen zu stellen und sein Leben in den Griff zu bekommen. Auf humorvolle Art und Weise begleitet der Erzähler den Leser durch die faszinierenden Schlachtfelder menschlicher Zerrissenheit und erläutert deren Dynamik und Ursachen. Außerdem zeigt er ganz konkret, wie die einzelnen Kriegsparteien in die Ganzheit des Ichs zurückgeführt werden können.
Focusing bezeichnet den Prozess, durch Beobachtung und Erspüren von körperlichen Empfindungen persönlichen Problemen auf den Grund zu gehen und zu verarbeiten. Basierend auf jahrelanger Praxiserfahrung erklärt Klaus Renn, der bekannteste Focusing-Therapeut im deutschsprachigen Raum, die Grundlagen dieses psychotherapeutischen Verfahrens. Er führt in die Umsetzung in der therapeutischen und beratenden Anwendung ein, veranschaulicht dies durch zahlreiche Fallbeispiele und macht sie durch Übungen und konkrete Interventionsvorschläge nachvollzieh- und anwendbar. Ein hilfreiches Buch für alle, die Focusing in ihrer Arbeit anwenden wollen.
How can we bring peace to the inner wars that are in the way of having the life we want? For more than 30 years now, Ann Weiser Cornell has been exploring, teaching, and writing about the mysteries of emotional process, including the paradox of how we become more whole by acknowledging our parts, how the most despised places in us contain our greatest treasure, and how the body's felt sense, held in a compassionate state of Presence, is the key to change. Now her key writings have been brought together in one place, freshly edited for this volume, with four new articles offering Ann's leading-edge work. All are accessible both to the seeker of personal change and to the professional who wants to be more effective working with others.
Sexualität – eine verschwiegene Seite der Trauer.
A Process Model
Author: Eugene Gendlin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Eugene T. Gendlin (1926–2017) is increasingly recognized as one of the seminal thinkers of our era. Carrying forward the projects of American pragmatism and continental philosophy, Gendlin created an original form of philosophical psychology that brings new understandings of human experience and the life-world, including the “hard problem of consciousness.” A Process Model, Gendlin’s magnum opus, offers no less than a new alternative to the dualism of mind and body. Beginning with living process, the body’s simultaneous interaction and identity with its environment, Gendlin systematically derives nonreductive concepts that offer novel and rigorous ways to think from within lived precision. In this way terms such as body, environment, time, space, behavior, language, culture, situation, and more can be understood with both great force and great subtlety. Gendlin’s project is relevant to discussions not only in philosophy but in other fields in which life process is central—including biology, environmental management, environmental humanities, and ecopsychology. It provides a genuinely new philosophical approach to complex societal challenges and environmental issues.
The Power of Focusing
Author: Ann Weiser Cornell
Publisher: Mjf Books
Examining the actual moment-to-moment process of therapy, this volume provides specific ways for therapists to engender effective movement, particularly in those difficult times when nothing seems to be happening. The book concentrates on the ongoing client therapist relationship and ways in which the therapist's responses can stimulate and enable a client's capacity for direct experiencing and "focusing." Throughout, the client therapist relationship is emphasized, both as a constant factor and in terms of how the quality of the relationship is manifested at specific times. The author also shows how certain relational responses can turn some difficulties into moments of relational therapy.
Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Clinical Psychology provides an overview of both the academic and professional aspects of this field. The book is split into five clear sections: background, working with children and families, adult mental health, clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Section one answers the question, what is clinical psychology?, explains the general principles of clinical practice and outlines the structure of current mental health service provision. Section two covers mental health issues involving work with children and families, such as childhood anxiety and depression and autistic spectrum disorders. Section three looks at adult mental health problems, such as anxiety, eating and personality disorders, depression, psychosis and their treatment. Sections four and five treat clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Evidence-based research is included throughout to provide a balanced view of current theories addressing the origins of psychopathology, and treatments and interventions are evaluated to provide a broad and balanced view of the field. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied clinical psychology. Other books in the series include: Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Getting Our Bodies Back
Author: Christine Caldwell
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A habitual movement as common as nail-biting or toe-tapping can be the key to pulling out addictive behavior by its roots. These unconscious movement "tags" indicate the places where our bodies have become split off from our psyches. When brought to consciousness and confronted they will often tell us very plainly where our psychological suffering originated, showing us where to begin reconnecting body and soul. Christine Caldwell, a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology, has created an original model for working with body wisdom called the Moving Cycle. She describes how this form of therapy has worked effectively in her own practice, and she provides practical techniques to show how we can learn to listen to what our bodies are telling us, confront addictive habits, and learn to celebrate our inherent wisdom and elegance.
A therapy technique for inner awareness and meaningful change. “Focusing” is a particular process of attention that supports therapeutic change, a process that has been linked in more than 50 research studies with successful outcomes in psychotherapy. First developed by pioneering philosopher and psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin, Focusing quietly inspired much of the somatically oriented, mindfulness-based work being done today. Yet what makes Focusing a truly revolutionary approach to therapeutic change has been little understood—until now. Focusing is based on a radically different understanding of the body as inherently meaningful and implicitly wise. Mere intellectualizing or talking about problems can keep clients stuck in their old patterns of behavior. Focusing introduces the concept of the “felt sense,” a moment in process when there is a potential to experience more than is already known and to break through old, frozen, stuck patterns. Clients who see real change during the course of their therapy work are often those who can contact and stay with a felt sense—but how to help them do so is not obvious. Ann Weiser Cornell, who has been teaching Focusing to clinicians for more than 30 years, shows how to help clients get felt senses and nurture them when they appear, how to work with clients who have difficulty feeling in the body, how to facilitate a “felt shift,” how to support clients who experience dysregulating emotional states, and much more. Beginning with a clear explanation of what makes Focusing so potentially transformative, she goes on to show how to effectively incorporate Focusing with other treatment modalities and use it to treat a range of client issues, notably trauma, addiction, and depression. Designed to be immediately applicable for working clinicians and filled with practical strategies, clinical examples, and vignettes, this book shows step by step how to bring Focusing into any kind of clinical practice. Cornell expertly demonstrates the Focusing process unfolding, moment by moment, in the therapy room, and illuminates its powerful capacity to support a client’s growth and change.
Author: Eugene T. Gendlin
Describes an effective technique for identifying one's personal problems by developing an awareness of one's innermost feelings and thus altering behavior and solving problems on a step-by-step basis. Reissue.
Author: James McManus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Physical is the story of a hard-living, happily married, middle-aged American (the author) who gets a three-day "executive checkup" at the Mayo Clinic and is thereby forced to confront his mortality, not to mention glove-wearing doctors and the pair of dominatrix-esque technicians who supervise his stress test quite strictly. James McManus must understand his revised actuarial odds in the light of his not-so-long-lived forebears and the fact that his youngest children are only six and five years old. He has to survive his own cardiovascular system, inherited habits, and genetic handicaps long enough to see Bea and Grace into adulthood. But with so much at stake, and in spite of his terror of death, he may not have the willpower to follow the Mayo clinicians' advice. On a related health front, McManus's twenty-nine-year-old daughter, Bridget, has lived with juvenile diabetes since she was four, and the Bush Administration's opposition to the stem cell research that could save her life makes him feel like he "might have to do something rash." Meanwhile, should he have a vasectomy? Or try for another child, having lost his only son? How much longer will he be able to perform such manly feats without Viagra? Is his grateful wife sleeping with the brilliant ophthalmological surgeon who saved their daughter's vision? Physical negotiates the political and medical forks in the labyrinth of our health care system and calls for sanity and enlightenment in the stem cell research wars. It's a no-holds-barred, wrenching, but often hilarious portrait of the looming mortality of a privileged generation that can't believe the party's winding down, if not over.