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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)
Note Print version record.
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.)
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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