Brain Attachment Personality

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429897316
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is intended as an inspiration and as an introduction to what Susan Hart has called neuroaffective developmental psychology. As an underlying theme throughout the book, she seeks to emphasize the importance of attachment for the formation of personality in all its diversity. This book presents a merger of systems that are not normally brought together in a structured psychodynamic context. Thus it operates on three levels: a neurobiological level, an intrapsychological level, and an interpersonal level. It also focuses on the brain structures that are essential for the formation of relationships, personality development, and emotions. It attempts to provide an understanding of the way that the uniquely human nervous system develops capacities for empathy, mentalization, and reflection that enable us to address such aspects as: past and present, interpersonal relations, ethics, art, and aesthetics. Susan Hart has endeavoured to make the text meaningful and comprehensible in order to make the topic interesting and inspiring to the reader, and to spark an interest in further studies.

The Impact of Attachment Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707121
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How early infant-parent interactions can explain adult social and emotional relationships. Combining theories of neurobiology, interpersonal relationships, and intrapsychic concepts, this book explores the importance of attachment. Hart addresses children's normal development and relational disorders and presents an integrated therapeutic approach that takes attachment issues into consideration. Complex neurobiological and behavioral theory are transformed into protocols that can be easily implemented by the practicing clinician.

Play Intelligence

Author: James W. Findlay
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761865187
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Play Intelligence: From IQ to PIQ challenges the very heart of our modern science with a radical, if not explosive, hypothesis that human intelligence is playing. If we dare but live this radical theory, we could solve the most challenging problems facing humanity today and have fun while doing so.

The Neuroaffective Picture Book

Author: Marianne Bentzen
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
ISBN: 1782224106
Format: PDF, ePub
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THE NEUROAFFECTIVE PICTURE BOOK is an illustrated textbook for psychologists, psychotherapists, coaches and child care professionals. It offers a simple and visual introduction to the evolution and early development of the brain and personality that form the crucial foundation for lifelong learning and development. It also presents the neuroaffective compass model, a tool for personality assessment and for finding the best emotional ‘learning zone’ for a child or an adult. The combination of short texts on neuroaffective development and light-hearted illustrations connects the theory to the nonverbal intuitive sense that is a central tool in all psychotherapy and personality development.

In an Unspoken Voice

Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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**Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Mind—a Revolution in Treatment** In this culmination of his life’s work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.

Healing Developmental Trauma

Author: Laurence Heller, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945113
Format: PDF
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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others and the ensuing diminished aliveness are the hidden dimensions that underlie most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that, while not ignoring a person’s past, emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional without making the regressed, dysfunctional elements the primary theme of the therapy. It emphasizes a person’s strengths, capacities, resources, and resiliency and is a powerful tool for working with both nervous system regulation and distortions of identity such as low self-esteem, shame, and chronic self-judgment.

Through Windows of Opportunity

Author: Marianne Bentzen
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178181452X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research has shown that nonspecific factors such as relationship and personality have a stronger correlation to outcome than method. The basic argument of Through Windows of Opportunity is that skilled psychotherapists do similar things while describing them differently, and that psychological healing is created in the context of relationship. This book presents the work of four therapists: Peter Levine from the USA (working with with Somatic Experiencing on trauma states); Jukka Makela from Finland (with Theraplay, working with disorganized attachment); Haldor Ovreeide from Norway (with a therapeutic conversation in a disrupted son-mother dyad); and Eia Asen from the London Marlborough Clinic (with systemic and mentalization-based family therapy working on a dependent attachment pattern). The closing chapters of the book summarize the high points of the discussions among the four therapists about nonspecific but shared aspects of their interventions, moderated by Susan Hart and Marianne Bentzen.

Inclusion Play and Empathy

Author: Susan Hart
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450243X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contributions from early childhood educators, teachers, psychologists, music therapists, occupational therapists, and psychotherapists highlight the crucial role that early relationships and interactions in group settings play in the development of children's personal, emotional and social skills. The book features the latest research and methods for successfully encouraging the development of these skills in groups of children aged 4-12. It explores how play within children's groups can be facilitated in order to foster emotional and empathic capacities, how to overcome common challenges to inclusion in schools and introduces practical, creative approaches to cultivating a sense of unity and team spirit in children's groups.

Learning Without Limits

Author: Hart, Susan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033521259X
Format: PDF
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This book explores ways of teaching that are free from determinist beliefs about ability. In a detailed critique of the practices of ability labelling and ability-focussed teaching, Learning without Limits examines the damage these practices can do to young people, teachers and the curriculum. Drawing on a research project at the University of Cambridge, the book features nine vivid case studies (from Year 1 to Year 11) that describe how teachers have developed alternative practices despite considerable pressure on them and on their schools and classrooms.