Mother and Child

Author: Jan Reynolds
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892816378
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Mothers shape the world in which we live through the love and guidence they give their children. Award-winning journalist and photographer Jan Reynolds explored the mother/child relationship through seven stages of life--marriage, pregnancy, birth, infancy, toddling, independence, and adolescence--while living with women in the Himalaya, the Sahara, the Aboriginal Outback, the Amazon Territory, above the Arctic Circle, and Mongolia. Reynolds was struck by the special relationship of these women and children and their deep connection with the natural environment. Her stories and photographs chronicle the ancient art of mothering and describe ways mothers in the modern world can incorporated these indigenous methods into their own lives.

Mother Child

Author: Carole Maso
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582438188
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A meditation on life, death and the intensity of existence follows the journey of a mother and child who share an increasingly dangerous psychic and physical terrain where once-hidden elements are revealed and where both become subject to a terrible wisdom and impossible transformations.

Drug Use in Pregnancy Mother and Child

Author: I.J. Chasnoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780852009499
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With the emergence of the biological sciences in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some explanations of congenital malformations with a basis in scientific fact were formulated. It was not, however, until the thalidomide tragedy in 1961 that the necessity for further study of the effects of environmental factors on congenital malformations was recognized. By the early 1970s concentrated efforts had begun to be directed toward evaluating the effects on the unborn child of mood-altering drugs taken during pregnancy. Over the past decade, research and treatment programs have led to the recognition of a full range of psychoactive drugs that affect the developing fetus either somatically or behaviorally. Programs for the treatment of the pregnant drug addict have been developed which concentrate not only on the pharmacologic therapy of the woman but also on the social and psychologic characteristics that place her and her unborn child at risk. This book is an attempt to bring together clinicians and researchers who have been active in developing programs for the recognition and management of the chemically dependent pregnant woman and her newborn. The contributions of the multiple disciplines which the authors represent emphasize the need for a multifactorial approach to the problems of drug use and abuse during pregnancy. It is hoped that through this type of approach a better future for substance-exposed infants, innocent bystanders in the process of addiction, can be assured. Ira J. Chasnoff vii Contributing Authors I. J. CHASNOFF, MD W.

Mother with Child

Author: Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253115760
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"Rabuzzi rejects the status quo, presenting viable, often spiritual, alternatives to prevailing high-tech, patriarchal models of childbirth." —Booklist "Excellent." —The Reader’s Review "A lovely book.... It is a book for anyone wishing to reexamine and reclaim birth’s potential for sacredness." —Robbie Davis-Floyd, author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage Rabuzzi, author of The Sacred and the Feminine and Motherself, contends that childbearing has been denigrated, denied, and devalued. This book is intended to help women rename, re-ritualize, reinterpret, and reframe childbearing for themselves and their partners.

The Projective Use of Mother and child Drawings

Author: Jacquelyn Gillespie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876307366
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A unique and powerful new projective technique is now available to mental health professionals. Based on the most primary of human relationships - that between mother and child - this technique is able to foster projections and identify perceptions of self and others. Filled with 84 illustrations followed by analyses, The Projective Use of Mother-and-Child Drawings: A Manual for Clinicians is one of the few books on projective techniques to provide a consistent theoretical outlook and to address the issues of transference and countertransference. While firmly grounded in a psychodynamic view of personality development, the volume also conveys a clinical outlook with applications suitable to a variety of theoretical paradigms. Dr. Gillespie considers mother-and-child drawings as communication that provides insight into the most fundamental reaches of the self. She consistently cautions against overly simplified interpretations of the drawings and stresses the importance of using conclusions drawn from them only as indications for further assessment, confirmation, or rejection. The book is replete with examples of mother-and-child drawings from all age groups in average populations and those with mental and/or physical pathologies. This commanding volume, of interest to students and professionals alike, will provide clinicians with a powerful new projective technique to add to their professional armamentarium.

Mother and Child

Author: Christine Granger
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781640601499
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In this treasure of a book, Christine Granger's artistic portrayals of Mary and her infant Son Jesus, paired with the words of sages, saints, and sinners through the centuries, lead the reader to moments of intimacy with the divine Mother and Child.

The Mother and Child Reunion

Author: Tony Madrid
ISBN: 055734624X
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When a mother-child relationship is strained, it's usually not the mother's fault. The causes of the disruptions are often accidental, the result of physical separation at birth or emotional preoccupation on the part of the mother due to some personal trauma in her life.When the cause of the bonding disruption is uncovered, things can get better. A method for discovering the cause of the disruption is presented, and the way to resolve it is outlined.A step-by-step procedure is presented for therapists to use in helping mothers and children reunite.

Stone Child s Mother

Author: Virginia Nemetz
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462072941
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At the time of Creation, Sky Father united with Earth Mother and from their union was born Stone Child. At birth, Stone Child knew instinctively that it would be her task to transform herself. To this end she stepped onto the Spirit Path. Stone Child's Mother is a shared quest for wholeness. Written for those who yearn to acquire the necessary life-giving mother energy to heal. ----- "Virginia Nemetz has the unusual gift to write about the mother archetype in its personal and symbolic aspect. Her own lifelong quest is beautifully interwoven with the universal background. Fluently written, her book will capture the longing of so many who yearn for union with the female core of the journey in tune with the ever changing and life-giving mother energy in its dark, light and spiritual aspects, which guide the lives of women. This beautiful book touched me deeply. It is genuine and shares Virginia's journey in a generous way." -Kathrin Asper, PhD, author of The Inner Child in Dreams and The Abandoned Child Within: On Losing and Regaining Self-Worth

Mother Without Child

Author: Elaine Tuttle Hansen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520205789
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"This is a conceptually innovative book which expands the meaning of motherhood to include mothers 'without child'; it is also a compassionate political book which refuses the boundary between 'good enough' and 'bad' mothers. Mother Without Child is an engaging, witty, and provocative literary study which should fascinate anyone who is interested in mothering or in looking for new ways to talk about motherhood without erasing some women's experience or dividing mothers from each other."--Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace "Hansen positions her study in a genuinely new space . . . taboo ground, which demands not only a great deal of courage to address, but also enormous intelligence and insight. Hansen is up to this task. . . hers is a pioneer study that will have a significant impact on the ways that non-procreative motherhood is discussed and understood." --Madelon Sprengnether, author of The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis "Since the beginnings of the second wave of feminism in the 1960s, feminist scholars have been obsessed with motherhood. Mother Without Child takes us to the next stage in this fascinated and fascinating exploration. Through illuminating readings of contemporary stories of thwarted motherhood, Hansen challenges the persistent and constraining definitions of the good and even the good-enough mother. She enjoins us to listen to the moving, devastating, and often inspiring stories of mothers who survive the loss of their children and she urges us to find there not the angry voices of feminist daughters who cannot forgive their patriarchal mothers, but alternative stories of a different maternity that can lead us to alternative plots and visions of women's lives. We need this book."--Marianne Hirsch, author of The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism "A careful, committed, and freshly clarifying voice. Hansen's graceful prose and finely interwoven explorations are much needed at this time. Through readings of contemporary fiction, she enriches our vocabulary for discussing the overdetermined topic of motherhood and deepens our understanding of both its psychological and contemporary political dimensions. Mother Without Child is a book for historians and social scientists as well as literary scholars."--Laura Doyle, author of Bordering on the Body: The Racial Matrix of Modern Fiction and Culture