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Author Dowds, Barbara.
Title Beyond the Frustrated Self : Overcoming Avoidant Patterns and Opening to Life.
Imprint London : Karnac Books, 2014.

Author Dowds, Barbara.
Subject Attachment behavior.
Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
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Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INTRODUCTION; PART I THE FRUSTRATION OF ALIVENESS; CHAPTER ON EHow attachment styles are mirrored in energy regulation patterns; CHAPTER TWO The roots of boredom and addiction; CHAPTER THREE Attention and the soul: the scientist versus the poet; PART II IMPINGEMENT AND LOSS OF SELF; CHAPTER FOUR Boundaries and contact: outer and inner distortions; CHAPTER FIVE Time, space, and silence: regaining our capacity to experience; PART III THROWNNESS AND LIMITATION: NAVIGATING THE SOCIAL WORLD.
CHAPTER SIX Competitiveness as the struggle for recognition and respectCHAPTER SEVEN Activism versus integrity: resolving the dilemma?; PART IV BEYOND FRUSTRATION: TOWARDS INTEGRATION AND WELL-BEING; CHAPTER EIGHT Reflecting and creating the self: the uses of narrative; CHAPTER NINE Integration: perspectives from complexity theory and neuroscience; CHAPTER TEN Achieving well-being: play and spiritual practice as transformational hubs; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Summary This book foregrounds the life struggles of a single ""frustrated"" individual so that argument and theoretical exploration arise organically out of experience. The approach is integrative, enlisting a variety of models of therapy - psychodynamic, body-oriented, Gestalt, existential - as well as neuroscience, philosophy, and literature. The book also shows how developmental deficits interact with socio-cultural tendencies to amplify existential difficulties. The ""frustration"" of the title is traced to avoidant attachment - pretending not to need others. In Brenda, the case study whose experie.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781782411895 (electronic bk.)
1782411895 (electronic bk.)
9781781813218
1781813213
9781782200529
1782200525 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 99960440322
OCLC # 870587647
Link EBL
Additional Format Print version: Dowds, Barbara. Beyond the Frustrated Self : Overcoming Avoidant Patterns and Opening to Life. London : Karnac Books, ©2014 9781782200529



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