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Our Necessary Shadow

Author : Tom Burns
ISBN : 0241954436
Genre : Mental health
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In this deeply thoughtful, descriptive and sympathetic book, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry. What he reveals is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to that which makes us human in the first place and have always followed us. The drive to relieve the suffering they cause is even more human. Psychiatry, for all its flaws, currently represents our best attempts to discharge this most human of impulses. It is not something we can just ignore or decide to leave. It is our necessary shadow.
Category: Mental health

Our Necessary Shadow

Author : Tom Burns
ISBN : 9780141969688
Genre : Medical
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Our Necessary Shadow is the first attempt in a generation to explain the whole subject of psychiatry, from the UK's leading expert, Tom Burns A lot is written about psychiatry and the things it deals with, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? There isn't a raft of books explaining all the other branches of medicine. But for good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, critcised on the one hand as an instrument of social control or a barbaric practice, while on the other the latest developments in neuroscience are trumpeted as offering lasting solutions to mental illness. Which of these strikingly contrasting positions should we believe? This is the first attempt in a generation to explain the whole subject of psychiatry. In this deeply thoughtful, descriptive and sympathetic book, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry, the places where there is much agreement on treatment and where there is not, throughout alert to where psychiatry helps, and where it is imperfect. What is clear is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to what makes us human in the first place. And the drive to relieve the suffering they cause is even more human. Psychiatry, for all its flaws, currently represents our best attempts to discharge this most human of impulses. It is not something we can just ignore. It is our necessary shadow. Tom Burns is Professor of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University. From the late 1980s he has conducted research, in addition his clinical and teaching work, and has produced nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Category: Medical

Our Necessary Shadow

Author : Tom Burns
ISBN : 1605985708
Genre : Medical
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Seeks to define the field of psychiatry, from its historical development through discussions on where it helps and relieves suffering to where it interferes and is used as an instrument for social control.
Category: Medical

Psychiatry A Very Short Introduction

Author : Tom Burns
ISBN : 9780198826200
Genre : Medical
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Psychiatry is an endlessly controversial endeavor, incorporating emotively-charged questions over the reality of mental illness, the medicalization of everyday life, and the role of nature versus nurture which cause constant discussion today, and on which almost everyone has an opinion. In this Very Short Introduction Tom Burns explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts in emphasis and types of treatment. Considering the main disorders that have shaped its practice (such as schizophrenia and manic depression), he analyzes how it differs from (and overlaps with) psychology and psychotherapy. Many of the controversies arise from its dual origin 200 years ago and the separate development of psychiatry with a more "medical" approach in the asylums, rather than the psychological approach which birthed psychoanalysis and various forms of psychotherapy. Discussing philosophical issues of psychiatry's legitimacy, Burns explores the mistakes psychiatry has made and the blind alleys in its history, before looking forward to the likely changes in its practice with the coming of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Medical

Living In My Shadow My Journey With Alzheimer S

Author : Hazel Rae Minnick
ISBN : 9781619046931
Genre : Religion
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Bringing a message of Hope for living with Alzheimer's Disease - "The Extreme Makeover" "The Unlikely Dancer" "Just Believe In One More Day" Promoting early diagnosis: Treatment with Meds, Coupled with Ballroom Dancing To rehabilitate the mind and body Diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 53, Everyday I fight a battle to still be me. A battle wages within - a silent predator - The thief of my mind, memory, and me. I am a voice that needs to be heard - A mind that needs to be understood - A disease that needs explanation - a cure! "Dancing is Life" states Tony Dovolani - "This is a quote that is a direct parallel to life. It rejuvenates us, keeps us sound, keeps us creating, instead of dying." - quote - Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars World Rhythm Champion Traveling through the Valley of the Shadow of Death - When you hear you are dying, you feel yourself disappearing - just fading away - "There is a Time to Dance!" "God Changed My Mourning into Dancing!" Ballroom Dancing - the Missing Link in My Rehabilitation. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength - they shall mount up with wings as eagles" "When You See a Single Bird Soar in Flight Remember Me!" Living in My Shadow records my personal journals, celebrating my real life with Alzheimer's Disease from 1999 to the present. I want my writings to reflect the Hope I have in my Heavenly Father's plans for me, reflecting His sustaining companionship on this my journey living with Alzheimer's.
Category: Religion

The Trainee Handbook

Author : Robert Bor
ISBN : 9781473998223
Genre : Social Science
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Written by a team of leading trainers, practitioners and supervisors, this bestselling classic is the trainee therapist’s best friend. It identifies and guides trainees through the practical skills and knowledge they'll need to make a success of their training - from writing essays through to case formulation and on to preparing for their first meeting with a client. Along the way, it addresses and allays the concerns which are common to all students. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been fully updated to take account of the significant changes in the therapy professions in recent years. It now includes new and important chapters on: Evidence-based practice Working with diversity Reflective practice Using social media, technology and online therapy The Trainee Handbook is an invaluable companion, and source of information and guidance for all trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology, and newly-qualified therapists entering into practice.
Category: Social Science

Being With And Saying Goodbye

Author : Andrew West
ISBN : 9780429911316
Genre : Psychology
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At a time of increasing financial pressure on families - as well as the services that support them - children are doubly disadvantaged. The economical mass-provision of proven approaches appears to be an unquestionable strategy. In this frank and revealing book, written by an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist of eclectic and questioning persuasion, the argument is made that we are travelling in the wrong direction. A blinkered pursuit of empirical evidence and uniform delivery is leading us away from any sensitive and reciprocal relationship between caring professionals and the young individuals whose interests they are there to serve. Drawing on attachment and psychodynamic approaches, as well as systemic, values-based and mindful practice, Being With and Saying Goodbye describes an attitude that should be the prerequisite and medium of all child and adolescent work that has therapeutic intention. Unacknowledged, even reviled, this ghost in the machine is threatened with extinction.
Category: Psychology

Witch School

Author : Debbe Tompkins
ISBN : 9780738714950
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Learn what it means to be Wiccan with this easy-to-follow course from WitchSchool.com. From energy and consciousness studies to casting spells and making magick, this friendly guide presents the essentials of Wicca in an engaging and straightforward manner. Readers will learn about Wiccan ethics, gods and goddesses, sabbats and esbats, magic wands, herbal concoctions, altars, pentacles, totem animals, and a variety of divination practices.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shadow Of The Scorpion

Author : Neal Asher
ISBN : 9780330522113
Genre : Fiction
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Some secrets are too hard to bear . . . Following the human vs prador war, Ian Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security. He’s sent out to restore order on worlds devastated by alien bombardment. But he learns humanity can be far more dangerous – even those closest to him. Amidst the tragic ruins left by wartime atrocities, Cormac discovers in himself the cold capacity for violence. It’s a quality that’ll make him one of Earth’s top agents. Haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone, and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember, he’ll discover some hard truths. These will set him on a course of vengeance, where he’ll have to use all his hard-won skills just to stay alive. A standalone prequel to Neal Asher’s explosive Agent Cormac series.
Category: Fiction

Me And My Shadow

Author : Ray Matthews
ISBN : 9781907728358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What kind of man runs 100 miles at the age of 70 and what makes anyone want to run 100 miles? Throughout a lifetime, everyone has the opportunity to meet truly exceptional people. Ray is one of them. From being a cocky ginger haired, Yorkshire lad who just wanted to have a go at boxing, to his recent 100km Sahara Desert race, Ray’s life is truly inspiring and anyone seeking to take on the impossible should read this book. Ray writes with a passion that reflects his fervour for life. Feel the emotion as a young Ray takes steps that help him discover the most important mentors who lead him to make the hardest choices which made the biggest differences in his life. "…Who decides what the right age is to achieve your dreams? Ray demonstrates that destiny is in your hands, and not in the hands of what society expects of us…" - Patrick De Jong, Desert runner and Friend "If you have the burning desire to live your life on your terms, then Ray’s book is a must read. Ray is living the ideal life; to be content with what he has achieved, and be ambitious for more." - David Greenfield, Gym buddy and Life Coach "You will be intrigued by extraordinary stories of determination and achievement in which adversity is overcome and goals are reached. The author takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more–always the mark of a great book." - Marina Tune, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist "…The descriptive writing and storytelling paints a picture that almost makes you feel you are right there running with Ray in the desert–like his shadow. Feel the physical and emotional pain Ray experienced and the overwhelming joy of knowing that you have just taken part in something truly amazing." - Helen Woodburn-Moran "There are many words to describe how you may feel after reading Me and My Shadow; intrigued, shocked, emotional, inspired…" - Fiona Burkinshaw, Personal Trainer and fitness coach Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sacred Bond

Author : Richard W Hanhardt
ISBN : 9781449739027
Genre : Religion
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In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process. This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.
Category: Religion

Me And My Shadow

Author : Katie Macalister
ISBN : 1101151315
Genre : Fiction
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A Stalker From Hell May Northcott is a woman at the end of her rope. She’d almost gotten used to her employer, the ex-demon lord Magoth, spending his days hanging around her home and interrupting her private moments with her lover, Gabriel. Then trouble appears on her doorstep in the form of a nearly dead man. With May fighting to control the dragon shard, Magoth wrangling to regain his position and powers, and a mysterious and deadly dragon bent on their destruction, Gabriel has his work cut out for him. Now he’ll have to claw his way through all the distractions and convince May that their love is strong enough to conquer all enemies.
Category: Fiction

Our Many Selves

Author : Sri Aurobindo
ISBN : 0940985349
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many of us face the difficulty of trying to change something in our nature, only to find that it is either difficult or virtually impossible. The key to solving this problem actually lies in a deeper understanding of the true nature of our psychological being. We are actually composed of various different "parts" or "planes" of action that combine together, interact with one another and impinge upon one another. This understanding allows us to differentiate between a mental idea, a force of will, an emotional movement, a vital energy, or a physical structure, and thereby more clearly understand the results of our psychological efforts and growth activities.
Category: Health & Fitness

Hidden In The Shadow Of Truth

Author : Reginald E. Hicks
ISBN : 9781450216678
Genre : Social Science
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Hidden in the Shadow of Truth was written by Reginald E. Hicks neither to absolve nor to indict black males for their current social condition. It was written rather to provide a comprehensive and accurate explanation as to why so many black males seem to be led by the nose toward the prison doors. Why is it that black juveniles consistently outpace their white, Hispanic, and Asian counterparts by a margin of more than 2 to 1 in the commission of murders, aggravated assaults, weapons law violations, forcible rapes, robberies, and motor vehicle thefts? Why is it that blacks account for only 13 percent of the total U.S. population but a full 41 percent of the incarcerated? Hicks explains that the mentality of many black youth is a product of a very unique socialization process wherein the family, the school system, the peer group, and the mass media have collectively failed in their responsibilities, making black boys more prone to choosing the path of incarceration or enslavement through criminality. In this exceptional work, Reginald E. Hicks presents "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," letting the chips fall where they may.
Category: Social Science

The Middle Passage

Author : James Hollis
ISBN : 0919123600
Genre : Psychology
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Title #59. Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? Why do we consider it to be a crisis? What does the pattern mean and how can we survive it? The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.
Category: Psychology