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How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
How We Die
Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742441

New Edition With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life care

A runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new edition includes an all-embracing and incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final days and those of our loved ones.

Shewin Nuland's masterful How We Die is even more relevant than when it was first published.

Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud
Eros and Civilization
A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud
Paperback      ISBN: 0807015555


In this classic work, Herbert Marcuse takes as his starting point Freud's statement that civilization is based on the permanent subjugation of the human instincts, his reconstruction of the prehistory of mankind - to an interpretation of the basic trends of western civilization, stressing the philosophical and sociological implications.
The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
The Addictive Organization
Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548743

Schaef and Fassel show how managers, workers, and organization members exhibit the classic symptoms of addiction: denying and avoiding problems, assuming that there is no other way of acting, and manipulating events to maintain the status quo.

Heart of the Mind: Engaging Your Inner Power to Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Heart of the Mind
Engaging Your Inner Power to Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Paperback      ISBN: 0911226311

An engaging introduction to NLP, through 21 chapters, each focusing on a special topic: negotiation, resolving grief, parenting positively, motivation that works, fulfilling decision-making, and many more. (See Table of Contents.) This book gives you a "front-row seat" in following the accounts of people whose lives have been changed and whose dreams became reality by using their own inner power to change with NLP. Every reader is certain to find many topics of personal relevance. The authors include a step-by-step understanding of how each change occurred, that you can use for those areas in your life that you want to be different.Even though this book is written as an introduction, it takes you quickly into a great deal of depth. You'll find material here that isn't included in other books on NLP. The chapter on "Personal Timelines" for example, reveals how to easily uncover our individual ways of coding time, and how this sometimes forms the basis for our life struggles, and strengths. You'll learn how to gently shifting this inner coding can melt away difficulties and open up talents and gifts. Written by two of the earliest and most respected trainers in the field, the book carries an underlying attitude of heartfulness coloring the skillful guidance available here.From the Publisher: There is a new powerful and gentle approach to overcoming life's problems. Experience the accounts of people whose lives have been changed and whose dreams became realities by tapping their own inner power to change with NLP. Short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP is a new science that has studied how the mind works, with verifiable and sometimes astonishing results.NLP offers effective techniques for a wide range of problems including: unwanted habits, guilt, grief, weight loss, abuse criticism, shame, stage fright and phobias.NLP also offers way to enhance self-esteem, improve relationships, become more independent, create positive motivation, eliminate allergic responses, and promote self-healing.Take a moment and look through the contents of a chapter that interests you. Every case describes what happened with a client or workshop participant. If you are tired of settling for the way things are and want more in your life, want more for your family and those important to you, read this book.

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums is an analysis of life in total institutions -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author's year of field work at St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C., one of America's most well-known institutions. It is the thesis of this book that the most important factor in forming a mental-hospital patient is the institution, not the illness, and that the patient's reactions and adjustments are those of inmates in other types of institutions as well.

The first essay is a general portrait of life in a total instituion. The other three consider special aspects of this existence: the initial effects of institutionlization on the inmate's previous social relationships; the ways of adapting once in the institution; and the role of the staff in presenting to the inmate the facts of his or her situation.
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Madness and Civilization
A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Paperback      ISBN: 067972110x

Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the insane and the rest of humanity.

Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0393008479

Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.

Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work --along with a note on the individual volume--by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History at Yale.

Civilization and Its Discontents
Civilization and Its Discontents
Paperback      ISBN: 0393301583

Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world, a place Freud defines in terms of ceaseless conflict between the individual's quest for freedom and society's demand for conformity.

Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction. But culture inhibits his instinctual drives. The result is a pervasive and familiar guilt.

Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.

Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions.
Facing Codependence
Facing Codependence
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505890

Revised and Updated With Over 600,000 Copies Sold

Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Central to Mellody's approach is the concept that the codependent adult's injured inner child needs healing. Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences.

Music and the Mind
Music and the Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0345383184

"Writing with grace and clarity...he touches on everything from the evolution of the Western tonal system, to the Freudian theory of music as infantile escapism, to the differing roles o the right and left brain in perceiving music."
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Drawing on his own life long passion for music and synthesizing the theories of Plato, Schopenhauer, Stravinsky, Nietzsche, Bartok, and others, distinguished author and psychologist Anthony Storr illuminates music's deep beauty and timeless truth and why and how music is one of the fundamental activities of mankind.