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.
How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons
Paperback ISBN: 0806516704
Presents proven strategies for not reacting to antagonists, revealing a third path between "getting mad" and "getting even," and offers advice on how to stop worrying about what people think, avoiding difficult situations and responsibilities, trying to please everyone, and more. Reprint.
The Dance of Intimacy
A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 006091646x
Focuses on the anxiety that is born of unhappy relationships--with a loved one, best friend, or family member--and offers advice on how to improve relations
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Overcoming the Bitter Legacy of Intimate Wounds
Paperback ISBN: 0020322305
"A clearheaded study of what life can do to us and possible ways to begin again." --Carl A. Whitaker, M.D., author of Midnight Musings of a Family Therapist and coauthor of The Family Crucible Women and men who have been deeply hurt by someone they love often experience a pain that spirals out to undermine their work, relationships, self-esteem, and even their sense of reality. In Forgiving the Unforgivable, author Beverly Flanigan, a leading authority on forgiveness, defines such unforgivable injuries, explains their poisonous effects, and then guides readers out of the paralyzing anger and resentment. As a Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation, Flanigan conducted a pioneering study of forgiveness, and from that study, from her clinical practice, and from her many years of teaching, researching, and conducting professional workshops and seminars, she devised a unique six-stage program, presented here. Filled with inspiring real-life examples, Forgiving the Unforgivable is both a practical and a comforting guide to recovery and healing.
The Social History of the Unconscious
Archaeology of the Mind
Paperback ISBN: 1871871166
The author applies the techniques of psychoanalysis to recent archaeological findings in order to trace the psychological development of humanity. He explores how the mind originated, how cultures developed, the conflict between matriarchy and patriarchy, and the nature of patriarchal paranoia which he asserts was and continues to be the source of warfare. This and the second volume ("Civilisation: Utopia and Tragedy" - ISBN 1-871871-17-4, Open Gate Press) are available as a single volume (1-871871-00-X, Open Gate Press).
The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Paperback ISBN: 0060920432
An introduction to "flow," a new field of behavioral science that offers life-fulfilling potential, explains its principles and shows how to introduce flow into all aspects of life, avoiding the interferences of disharmony