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Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

  • Author: Terri Apter
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393083926
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 240
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An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters. Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother—the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother—and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.

The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect

  • Author: Jasmin Lee Cori
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • ISBN: 1615193839
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse—but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains: Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful—and what she was unable to give The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse How to find the child inside you and fill the “mother gap” through reflections and exercises How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)

NAMING FOR SUCCESS: Naming Kids for THEIR Future

NAMING FOR SUCCESS: Naming Kids for THEIR Future

  • Author: David Conrad Mayer
  • Publisher: David Conrad Mayer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 24
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The baby naming system where parents are in total control. YOU create the Perfect baby names.

Finished Business

Finished Business

A Neuropsychoanalytic Account of Recovery from Complex Trauma, Fibromyalgia, and an Eating Disorder

  • Author: Patrick Dust
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • ISBN: 1478789115
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 530
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Ever wondered about the connection between psychological and physical illness? We sense that the mind and the body don’t exist in separate spheres, that at some deep level they are fused and interrelate constantly in our daily lives. Finished Business takes our curiosity about this reality to a new level with a passionate focus on two psychosomatic phenomena: fibromyalgia syndrome and an eating disorder. The roots of these conditions are examined in one person’s experience of complex childhood trauma. Employing the interdisciplinary lens offered by the powerful new method of Neuropsychoanalysis, this volume confronts head on the realities of early abuse, lost love, identity dysregulation, and physical illness. Reaching beyond, it forges a means for repair, a healthy autonomy, and an experience of recovery. The memoir of Part One opens up wounds from the past and confronts the demons of childhood. Part Two describes a post-therapy period in which the examined life yields the first fruits of a recovery. Part Three engages some of the most exciting, cutting-edge knowledge of the brain available today and connects critical issues concerning trauma and health with a nascent neuroscience of the whole person. Part Four, titled “Afterthoughts,” deals with memory reconsolidation, epigenetics, dissociation, and the creative unconscious. Finished Business will appeal to those who know the rigors of mind/body challenges, to clinicians, researchers, and indeed, to anyone who has pondered the enigmas of our mesmerizing body/brain/mind existence.

Passing Judgment: Praise and Blame in Everyday Life

Passing Judgment: Praise and Blame in Everyday Life

  • Author: Terri Apter
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393247864
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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Terri Apter reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self. Do you know that praise is essential to the growth of a healthy brain? That experiences of praise and blame affect how long we live? That the conscious and unconscious judgments we engage in every day began as a crucial survival technique? Do you think people shouldn’t be judgmental? But, how judgmental are you, and how does this impact your relationships? “Keenly perceptive” (The Atlantic) psychologist and writer Terri Apter reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships, and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self. Our obsession with praise and blame begins soon after birth. Totally dependent on others, rapidly we learn to value praise, and to fear the consequences of blame. Despite outgrowing an infant’s dependence, we continue to monitor others’ judgments of us, and we ourselves develop what relational psychologist Terri Apter calls a “judgment meter,” which constantly scans people and our interactions with them, and registers a positive or negative opinion. In Passing Judgment, Apter reveals how interactions between parents and children, within couples, and among friends and colleagues are permeated with praise and blame that range far beyond specific compliments and accusations. Drawing on three decades of research, Apter gives us the tools to learn about our personal needs, goals and values, to manage our biases, to tolerate others’ views, and to make sense of our most powerful, and often confusing, responses to ourselves and to others.

Overcoming the Power of Difficult and Dangerous People

Overcoming the Power of Difficult and Dangerous People

  • Author: Shirley Hancen
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465321276
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 108
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Men are not disturbed by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen. Epictetus Blessed is the man who fi nds wisdom, the man who gains understanding for she (wisdom) is more profi table than silver or gold. She (wisdom) is more precious than rubies nothing you desire can compare with her her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. Proverbs, Chapter 3

Purity, Power, and Pentecostal Light

Purity, Power, and Pentecostal Light

The Revivalist Doctrine and Means of Aaron Merritt Hills

  • Author: Christopher Jon Branstetter
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621896153
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 282
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Around the turn of the twentieth century, revivalist Protestantism in America splintered into multiple pieces. Few persons of that era knew as many of the central figures of the splinter groups as Aaron Merritt Hills. Originally a Congregationalist who studied under Finney at Oberlin, Hills was a dyed-in-the-wool postmillennial revivalist until his death in 1935. While a Congregationalist, he befriended Reuben A. Torrey and made an enemy of Washington Gladden. In 1895 he joined the Holiness Movement after his experience of Spirit baptism. For the next forty years he founded colleges, held holiness revivals in both America and Britain, and wrote voluminously. While Hills himself is a lesser-known figure in the story of American Christianity, because of the many embroilments of his life, his story offers a unique window into the relationship between the Holiness Movement, Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism, American liberalism, and the Social Gospel Movement.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

  • Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729578771
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 498
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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Inventing Motherhood

Inventing Motherhood

  • Author: Ann Dally
  • Publisher: Schocken Books
  • ISBN: 9780805207651
  • Category: Family & Relationships
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Bales & Bolls

Bales & Bolls

  • Author: E.J. Cash
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1490861300
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 516
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From the tobacco and cotton fields in North Carolina to working in middle management in a Fortune 500 company, Bales & Bolls chronicles E. J. Cash's journey to overcome the problems of her dysfunctional upbringing in the Jim Crow South of the forties and fifties. Struggling to survive the erratic behavior of her alcoholic father with his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality created fear, conflict, and confusion, as she grappled with his attempts to rape her, his voyeurism, and his brutal use of the belt. And her mother's silence strained their relationship, causing a breach difficult to overcome. Hers is a hard-fought journey breaking free from Jim Crow and its limitations from without and her father's lewdness and her mother's complicity from within. Then she stumbled into a relationship with God, beginning a spiritual journey leading to the discovery of God's transforming power of healing through repentance for the forgiveness of sins.