Conquering Shame and Codependency

Author: Darlene Lancer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616495308
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A nationally recognized author, speaker and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you and lead to healthier relationships. A nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships.Shame: the torment you feel when you’re exposed, humiliated, or rejected; the feeling of not being good enough. It’s a deeply painful and universal emotion, yet is not frequently discussed. For some, shame lurks in the unconscious, undermining self-esteem, destroying confidence, and leading to codependency. These codependent relationships--where we overlook our own needs and desires as we try to care for, protect, or please another--often cover up abuse, addiction, or other harmful behaviors. Shame and codependency feed off one another, making us feel stuck, never able to let go, move on, and become the true self we were meant to be.In Conquering Shame and Codependency, Darlene Lancer sheds new light on shame: how codependents’ feelings and beliefs about shame affect their identity, their behavior, and how shame can corrode relationships, destroying trust and love. She then provides eight steps to heal from shame, learn to love yourself, and develop healthy relationships.

New Directions in Sex Therapy

Author: Peggy J. Kleinplatz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136333320
Format: PDF
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Winner of the 2013 AASECT Professional Book Award! New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge, therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional clinical strategies. With each passing year, the treatment of sexual problems seems to emphasize more medical and pharmacological interventions. There is correspondingly less interest in the experiences of the individuals or couples involved. This book expands the definition of our field. Part I highlights the major problems and criticisms facing sex therapy and furnishes a rationale for new directions. Included in this new edition are critiques of "sexual addiction" nomenclature, the neglect of the ethical dimension in sex therapy, and there is a call to expand our vision of what sex therapy can attain. Part II demonstrates new approaches to dealing with traditional sex therapy concerns, including lack of desire and erectile dysfunction as well as innovative goals, such as integrating sexual medicine with sex therapy, using client feedback to customize therapy for the particular individual/couple's best interests, promoting relationship growth in working with transgender clients, and transcending sexual function/dysfunction to optimize erotic intimacy in long-term couples. This 2nd edition of New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives is replete with helpful new clinical illustrations across the spectrum of theoretical orientations (e.g., systemic, narrative, Experiential, CBT) to demonstrate these approaches in action. This book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy–clinicians of every kind, novices and advanced practitioners–rather than only those who define themselves as sex therapists.

Public Practice Private Law

Author: Gary Chartier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316867471
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Marriage is ordinarily a public practice, supported by, as well as supportive of, society. But it need not fall within the purview of the state. Public Practice, Private Law articulates a conception of marriage as a morally rich and important institution that ought to be subject to private rather than legislative or judicial ordering. It elaborates a robust understanding of marriage that captures what both different-sex and same-sex couples might see as valuable about their relationships. It explains why sexual ethics won't yield a normative model of marriage, and why the kind of marital love worth wanting, can. It goes on to show how an understanding of marriage as rooted in demanding commitments can allow for divorce before arguing that the state should cease to sponsor marriages. It concludes by suggesting that both state and non-state institutions should acknowledge the marriages of same-sex couples.

Preventing Eating Related and Weight Related Disorders

Author: Gail L. McVey
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554584248
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book presents a collection of writings by expert researchers from Canada, the United States, and Australia who are committed to finding common cause and common ground in the prevention of eating disorders and obesity. The ten chapters in this book seek to create a new public health approach to the prevention of weight-related disorders, one that counters the confusion and frustration from public policies, messages, and programs that recipients of prevention efforts often experience. The first section looks at prevention from a public health perspective, and the second section highlights theories from risk and resilience research that can inform the prevention of weight-related disorders. The contributions are varied in their theories and models, but woven throughout is the theme of collaboration in changing public institutions and social systems that promotes universal prevention and fosters mental health and resilience. Unique methods of linking systems and fostering partnerships across sectors and disciplines are highlighted, and readers are exposed to innovative ideas of how to move the field of prevention science forward to reduce the onset of negative body image, unhealthy weight management, eating disorders, and disordered eating. Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-Related Disorders is the second in a series of titles from The Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children. This series will educate researchers, policy-makers, students, practitioners, and interested stakeholders on such topics as early intervention in psychosis, aggressive behaviour problems, eating-related disorders, and marginalized youth in educational contexts.

Der Mythos Sch nheit

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499195129
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inhalt: 1. Der Schönheitsmythos, 2. Arbeit, 3. Kultur, 4. Religion, 5. Sex, 6. Hunger, 7. Gewalt, 8. Über den Schönheitsmythos hinaus, Anmerkungen und Quellenhinweise.

Lehrbuch der Medienpsychologie

Author: Roland Mangold
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840914892
Format: PDF, ePub
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Medien bestimmen unseren Alltag heute in einem Maße, das selbst die euphorischsten Prognosen bei der Einführung verschiedener Leitmedien, wie etwa Buchdruck, Telefon oder Fernsehen, weit übersteigt. Nicht zuletzt der Personal Computer und die weltweite Vernetzung über das Internet haben die Mediatisierung unserer Welt noch einmal deutlich beschleunigt. Medienpsychologie beschäftigt sich mit menschlichem Erleben und Verhalten im Umgang mit Medien. Das Lehrbuch bietet eine aktuelle und verständliche Einführung in die verschiedenen Bereiche der Medienpsychologie. Neben den Grundlagen einer Medienpsychologie werden einschlägige Forschungsmethoden vorgestellt. Die spezifischen Anwendungsfelder schließen sowohl Einsatzgebiete der »klassischen« Medien als auch der neuen Medien ein.Im Lehrbuch werden zunächst die Grundlagen einer empirischen Medienpsychologie dargestellt, z.B. die Schlüsselkonzepte der Mediennutzung und Medienwirkung sowie der Medienkompetenz, aber auch kognitions-, emotions-, entwicklungs-, persönlichkeits- und sozialpsychologische Theorien. Weiterhin wird über die für dieses Fachgebiet spezifisch relevanten Forschungsmethoden informiert. Die Breite und Vielschichtigkeit der Forschungsfelder der modernen Medienpsychologie wird im dritten Teil des Lehrbuches deutlich. Hier vermitteln Beiträge aus dem Bereich der »klassischen« Medien als auch der neueren computerbasierten und interaktiven Medien einen umfassenden Eindruck vom breiten Spektrum der Aufgabenfelder. Themen sind z.B. Lesen, Fernsehnutzung und -wirkung, Infotainment und Edutainment, Unterhaltung, Werbung, computervermittelte Kommunikation, E-Learning und netzbasierte Wissenskommunikation, Computer- und Videospiele sowie die sozio-emotionale Dimension des Internet.