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Fear of Life
Alexander Lowen

Bioenergetics Press, 2003

Alexander Lowen M.D., world famous psychiatrist and creator of Bioenergetic Analysis shows you how to resolve your fears and allow yourself to: • Surrender to love • Let go rather than control • Be rather than do • Flow rather than push
  
  











  



  
Man Against Himself
Karl Menninger

Mariner Books, 1956

In this landmark book, the impulse toward self-destructiveness is examined as a misdirection of the instinct for survival, a turning inward of the aggressive behavior developed for self-preservation. "One of the most absorbing books I have read in recent years" (Joseph Wood Krutch, The Nation). Index.
  
  











  



  
A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique
Bruce Fink

Harvard University Press, 1997

"The goal of my teaching has always been, and remains, to train analysts." --Jacques Lacan, Seminar XI, 209 Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy. Written by a clinician for clinicians, ...
  
  











  



  
Another Bad-Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior

PublishingWorks, Inc., 2012

In this collection of 28 "riotously funny and outrageously honest" true-life tales, author Joni B. Cole manage to mingle low moments with high comedy; and social awkwardness with social observation. The title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the best sellers about adorably naughty dogs. At first resentful of these other writers' successes ("Unfortunately, my own career as an author had not been going so ...
  
  











  



  
Embracing Fear: and Finding the Courage to Live Your Life
Thom Rutledge

HarperOne, 2002

A psychotherapist combines anecdotes from his practice, discussions about his own struggles with addiction and depression, and exercises on how to face fears and anxieties as part of a program to move beyond difficult personal fear-related obstacles.
  
  











  



  
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
Nancy McWilliams PhD

The Guilford Press, 1994

This is the first text to come along in many years that makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to beginning practitioners. The last book of its kind, which was published more than 20 years ago, predated the development of such significant concepts as borderline syndromes, narcissistic pathology, dissociative disorders and self-defeating personality. Contemporary students often react with bewilderment ...
  
  











  



  
The User's Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do ...

New Harbinger Publications, 2011

Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. So far, it’s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), The User’s Guide to the Human Mind ...
  
  











  



  
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
Nancy McWilliams

The Guilford Press, 2011

This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of ...
  
  











  



  
Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman

Avon Impulse, 2012

Take three wacky aunts, two talking animals, one nervous bride, and an upcoming hit, and you've got the follow-up to JB Lynn's wickedly funny Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee's to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care. But the drug kingpin is ...
  
  











  



  
When Love Meets Fear: Becoming Defense-Less and Resource-Full
David Richo

Paulist Press, 1997

Examines the deepest roots of fear and how it limits our ability to act and fulfill our greatest potential.
  
  











  



  
The Hitwoman and the 7 Cops (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman), 2014

All reluctant hitwoman Maggie Lee really wants is to have a calm, normal life. She doesn’t want to go around killing people for money. She doesn’t want her sister to be terrified of her ex-pimp. She doesn’t want her Dad to disappear from the Witness Protection program. But Maggie rarely gets what she wants. Instead, she finds herself trying to keep everyone out of trouble. With the help of her ragtag team of supporters: ...
  
  











  



  
Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis
Karen Horney

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

Here Karen Horney develops a dynamic theory of neurosis centered on the basic conflict among attitudes of "moving forward" "moving against," and "moving away from" people. Unlike Freud, Horney does not regard neurosis as rooted in instinct. In her words, her theory is constructive because "it allows us for the first time to tackle and resolve neurotic hopelessness. . . . Neurotic conflicts cannot be resolved by rational decision. . . . But ...
  
  











  



  
The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions: Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing & Micromanaging

Prospect Park Books, 2012

Admissions rates of 6 percent? Kids applying to thirty-two colleges? Sixteen-year-olds with more impressive resumes than Fortune 500 CEOs? Has the nation lost its mind? Why yes, it has! J.D. Rothman, the Neurotic Parent of blog fame, takes readers on a hilarious satiric journey through today’s insane college admissions process. The vividly illustrated book takes you from the Itsy-Bitsy Fiske Guide and Junior Kumon Tips for Preschoolers through ...
  
  











  



  
The Rest Of Your Life: Building A House Of Sobriety
Allen Reid McGinnis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

A Workshop on Alcoholism and one man's opinion of how he learned to be happy, joyous and free. "Nobody speaks officially for the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, not even the founders." Allen Reid McGinnis began his seminars with this disclaimer and repeated a version of it during each "workshop" he conducted. He was a teacher and understood his imperfections and honestly attempted to confront them during his life. He ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling Revised: Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth
Howard Clinebell

Abingdon Press, 1984

This standard text in the field of pastoral care and counseling has been updated to include changes that have occurred in the field, including crisis intervention, the emergence of lay caring groups, the feminist movement, and numerous others.
  
  











  



  
Self-Analysis
Karen Horney

W. W. Norton & Company, 1994

In this book, Dr. Horney discusses the possibilities of self-analysis—to what extent individuals can use the techniques of psychoanalysis on their own to solve problems. She discusses the driving forces in the neuroses, the different stages of psychoanalytic understanding, the patient's and the analyst's share in the psychoanalytic process, occasional and systematic self-analysis, and the realistic expectations of undertaking self-analysis.
  
  











  



  
Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality
Frederick S. Perls, Ralph Hefferline, ...

The Gestalt Journal Press, 1977

The seminal text setting forth the theoretical foundations of Gestalt therapy. Originally published in 1951, The Gestalt Journal Press edition restores the work to its original editorial structure and includes a new introduction by Isadore From and Michael Vincent Miller. This is the only authorized edition of this classic text.
  
  











  



  
Freud for Beginners
Richard Appignanesi, Oscar Zarate

Pantheon, 1990

The Beginner Books -- "Their cartoon format and irreverent wit make difficult ideas accessible and entertaining." -- Newsday Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id -- but somehow it slipped your mind. Freud for Beginners is a perfect introduction to the life and thought of the man whose discovery of psychoanalysis revolutionized our attitudes towards mental illness, religion, sex, and culture. This documentary cartoon ...
  
  











  



  
Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics
Erich Fromm

Holt Paperbacks, 1990

In Man for Himself , Erich Fromm examines the confusion of modern women and men who, because they lack faith in any principle by which life ought to be guided, become the helpless prey forces both within and without. From the broad, interdisciplinary perspective that marks Fromm’s distinguished oeuvre, he shows that psychology cannot divorce itself from the problems of philosophy and ethics, and that human nature cannot be understood without ...
  
  











  



  
Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour: A Novel
John Blumenthal

St. Martin's Griffin, 2004

A hysterical new novel from the author of What's Wrong with Dorfman? Once a gangly teenager in oversized clothes, Plato G. Fussell is now handsome and independently wealthy. But inside he's still a bundle of neuroses and anxieties, with a tendency to engage in moronic word games in the presence of beautiful women. In the midst of working on his definitive ten-volume biography of Millard Fillmore, Plato finds himself dodging his vile ex-wife, ...
  
  











  








   



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