From Obstacle to Ally

Author: Judith M. Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113544563X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Obstacle to Ally explores the evolution of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis through an investigation of historical examples of clinical practice. Beginning with Freud's experience of the problem of transference, this book is shaped around a series of encounters in which psychoanalysts have managed effectively to negotiate such obstacles and on occasion, convert them into allies. Judith Hughes succeeds in bringing alive the ideas, clinical struggles and evolving practices of some of the most influential psychoanalysts of the last century including Sandor Ferenczi, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, Betty Joseph and Heinz Kohut. Through an examination of the specific obstacles posed by particular diagnostic categories, it becomes evident that it is often when treatment fails or encounters problems that major advances in psychoanalytic practice are prompted. As well as providing an excellent introduction to the history of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts, From Obstacle to Ally offers an original approach to the study of the processes that have shaped psychoanalytic practice as we know it today and will fascinate practising psychoanalysts and psychotherapists.

The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training

Author: David Magida
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585696
Format: PDF
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Scaling walls, crawling through mud, climbing ropes, and sprinting across rugged terrain. Obstacle course racing is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s gaining popularity around the world. The sport is grueling, demanding, and intensely satisfying if you prepare, train, and know what to expect. Only The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training can ensure you will be ready. Authored by David Magida, founder of Elevate Interval Fitness and member of the Spartan Race pro team, and Melissa Rodriguez, former contributing editor for Mud & Obstacle magazine, this in-depth guide breaks down the events, obstacles, common difficulties, and strategies for negotiating all challenges. Most important, it presents the tools and the plan to prepare—physically and mentally—for the unforgettable adventure that awaits. Inside you’ll find 100 of the most effective exercises for grip strength, mobility, balance, power, strength, and endurance as well as 28 workouts you can immediately start to use. You’ll also find advice on conquering course challenges, preventing injuries, and selecting events and mental strategies for focusing, concentrating, and overcoming fear. Through experience and expertise, Magida and Rodriguez have created the most complete, accessible, and effective guide to the sport. Whether you’re competing for your first or your hundredth event, preparation and confidence are key. With The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training, you’ll conquer every challenge.

Wrestling with the Angel

Author: Tracy McNulty
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537603
Format: PDF
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Wrestling with the Angel is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining desire as a source of creativity, innovation, and social change. The book begins by calling for a richer understanding of the psychoanalytic concept of the symbolic and the resources it might offer for an examination of the social link and the political sphere. The symbolic is a crucial dimension of social coexistence but cannot be reduced to the social norms, rules, and practices with which it is so often collapsed. As a dimension of human life that is introduced by language—and thus inescapably "other" with respect to the laws of nature—the symbolic is an undeniable fact of human existence. Yet the same cannot be said of the forms and practices that represent and sustain it. In designating these laws, structures, and practices as "fictions," Jacques Lacan makes clear that the symbolic is a dimension of social life that has to be created and maintained and that can also be displaced, eradicated, or rendered dysfunctional. The symbolic fictions that structure and support the social tie are therefore historicizable, emerging at specific times and in particular contexts and losing their efficacy when circumstances change. They are also fragile and ephemeral, needing to be renewed and reinvented if they are not to become outmoded or ridiculous. Therefore the aim of this study is not to call for a return to traditional symbolic laws but to reflect on the relationship between the symbolic in its most elementary or structural form and the function of constraints and limits. McNulty analyzes examples of "experimental" (as opposed to "normative") articulations of the symbolic and their creative use of formal limits and constraints not as mere prohibitions or rules but as "enabling constraints" that favor the exercise of freedom. The first part examines practices that conceive of subjective freedom as enabled by the struggle with constraints or limits, from the transference that structures the "minimal social link" of psychoanalysis to constrained relationships between two or more people in the context of political and social movements. Examples discussed range from the spiritual practices and social legacies of Moses, Jesus, and Teresa of Avila to the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt and Jacques Rancière. The second part is devoted to legal and political debates surrounding the function of the written law. It isolates the law's function as a symbolic limit or constraint as distinct from its content and representational character. The analysis draws on Mosaic law traditions, the political theology of Paul, and twentieth-century treatments of written law in the work of Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Pierre Legendre, and Alain Badiou. In conclusion, the study considers the relationship between will and constraint in Kant's aesthetic philosophy and in the experimental literary works of the collective Oulipo.

The Activist s Handbook

Author: Randy Shaw
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520927186
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Activist's Handbook is a hard-hitting guide to making social change happen. Shaw, a longtime activist for urban issues, shows how positive change can still be accomplished— despite an increasingly grim political order—if activists employ the strategies set forth in this desperately needed primer. In a new preface, Shaw describes how the power of grassroots activism has won newfound respect. Mass protests against globalization and in favor of stricter gun controls have led once-invulnerable targets like the World Bank and the National Rifle Association to take citizen action more seriously. Inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, and harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process to one's cause are only some of the key tactics Shaw advocates and explains. Central to all social-change activism, Shaw shows, is being proactive: rather than simply reacting to right-wing proposals, activists must develop an agenda and focus their resources on achieving it. The Activist's Handbook details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country: battles over homelessness, the environment, AIDS policies, neighborhood preservation, and school reform among others. Though activist groups can have widely different aims, similar tactics are shown to produce success. Further, the book offers a sophisticated analysis of the American power structure by someone on the front lines. In showing how people can and must make a difference at both local and national levels, this is an indispensable guide not only for activists, but for everyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America.

Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641160170
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...

Bolender s Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding

Author: Mark Bolender
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462060740
Format: PDF
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Good horsemanship is not about domination, but leadership and having the horse volunteer for a partnership with the handler. That summarizes the focus of trainer and author Mark Bolender. In Bolenders Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding, he spells out his philosophy and training regimen that works to build mutual trust between a horse and rider. Bolenders training methoddeveloped to incorporate the horses natural instinctsis appropriate for riders of any skill level, from those who want to ride for pleasure to those who seek more advanced techniques for Mountain and Extreme Trail competition. Bolender, the worlds most winning competitor in Mountain and Extreme Trail, combines old-style philosophies with new insight into the horses world. In this guide, he provides an array of informationselecting an ideal trail horse, acquiring the proper equipment, earning and building trust, and handling obstaclessuch as poles and logs, rocks, trenches, water, gates, bridges, campsites, ?re, other animals, and people. Instructive and informative, the guide breaks down Bolenders techniques into easy-to-digest pieces. It provides a fascinating journey into the horses mind and how its instincts can be used to develop good horsemanship.

The Law of Attraction for Sales

Author: J. M. Edwards
Publisher: InterSkillMedia
ISBN: 0982079761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Law of Attraction is real and powerful when understood and used correctly. What you must recognize is the fact that simply wanting something will not change the order of the universe and therefore hand it over to you on a silver platter. To be successful in Sales, there must be a balance between using The Law of Attraction principles and setting realistic and achievable goals, knowing the most effective ways in which to influence customer behavior and, how to make the most of your Sales presentations by encoding and decoding body language with each and every customer interaction. Even if you are intrigued by The Law of Attraction and the amazing power and influence it can have upon your potential success but, you do not believe in yourself, you are unlikely to ever realize the level of success you are actually capable of achieving. The Law of Attraction is like the engine in an automobile. The engine gives forth horsepower and is the driving force that makes the automobile a reality. The windshield, tires, steering wheel and transmission are all components that the automobile must have in order to operate successfully. The Law of Attraction For..Sales can help you connect the dots to create a successful future for yourself. Not only will you be able to connect the dots, you will be able to establish very strong links in the Sales chain. And, once your chain of success is in place, The Law of Attraction will be the driving force to get you where you want to go. In this book, you will learn how to use The Law of Attraction to create unlimited success as well as the necessary links that can make all your goals not only a dream but, a reality. It is an exciting journey. The only limit is your imagination. So, buckle up and hang on. You're about to go on a ride of a lifetime!

Between Ally and Partner

Author: Jae Ho Chung
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231139076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The accumulation of more than fifteen years of research, Between Ally and Partner reconstructs a comprehensive portrait of Sino-Korean rapprochement and examines the strategic dilemma of China's rise for South Korea and its alliance with the United States. Jae Ho Chung makes use of declassified government archives, internal reports, and opinion surveys and conducts personal interviews with Korean, Chinese, and American officials and experts. Thoroughly investigated and clearly presented, this book answers critical questions concerning what kept China and South Korea talking and how enmity was transformed into a zeal for partnership. The implications of Sino-Korean relations go far beyond the Korean Peninsula. The dilemma that South Korea now faces has crucial ramifications for many countries in Asia, where attempts to counterbalance China have been rare.

The Obstacle Is the Way

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101620595
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era. From the Hardcover edition.