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The Examined Life

How We Lose and Find Ourselves
Grosz, Stephen (Book - 2013 )
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The Examined Life


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In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, the author has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind the most baffling human behavior. This book distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon. At its core, this book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its stories unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient.
Authors: Grosz, Stephen
Title: The examined life
how we lose and find ourselves
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton,, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: xii, 225 pages ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen Grosz
Contents: Beginnings. How we can be possessed by a story that cannot be told
On laughter
How praise can cause a loss of confidence
The gift of pain
A safe house
Telling lies. On secrets
On not being in a couple
A passion for ignorance
On intimacy
The bigger the front
Loving. At home
How paranoia can relieve suffering and prevent a catastrophe
On the recovery of lost feelings
Why parents envy their children
On wanting the impossible
On hate
How lovesickness keeps us from love
Changing. How a fear of loss can cause us to lose everything
How negativity prevents our surrender to love
On losing a wallet
A change in the family
Why we lurch from crisis to crisis
On being boring
On mourning the future
How anger can keep us from sadness
On being a patient
Going back
On bearing death
Leaving. Through silence
On closure
On waking from a dream
Summary: In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, the author has spent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind the most baffling human behavior. This book distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon. At its core, this book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its stories unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient.
ISBN: 9780393079548
0393079546
Branch Call Number: 150.195 G879e 2013
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