The Anatomy of Hope

How People Prevail in the Face of Illness


Author: Jerome Groopman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363589

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1964

An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing." From the Hardcover edition.

The Anatomy of Melancholy

What it Is, with All the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Progonosticks, and Severall Cures of It. In Three Portions. With Their Severall Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up


Author: Robert Burton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Depression

Page: 601

View: 8777

The Anatomy of Change

A Menninger Foundation Report on Testing the Effects of Psychotherapy


Author: Stephen Appelbaum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461341426

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 5151

The standard test battery developed by Rapaport, Gill, and Schafer at the Menninger Foundation constituted the most important research instrument (apart from clinical interviews) of the Foundation's psychotherapy research project. The battery's influence on clinical diagnosis and on research in personality assessment and change has been tremendous. In the hands of highly trained and skilled psychologists, the battery, constructed chiefly around projective tests, has been invaluable for diagnosing difficult cases. The complexity of interpreting it, however, and the many dimensions along which its findings can be organized, have made it frustratingly difficult to use in formal research. And its cost, because of the great time investment it requires, has made clinicians reticent about using it on a large scale. Dr. Appelbaum, an experienced psychotherapist and psycho analyst, was a distinguished member of the group of highly skilled psychologists who applied this test battery in the psychotherapy research reported here, although his role in this instance was re stricted to analyzing the findings of others who administered and interpreted the tests. In recent years, Dr. Appelbaum has been eval uating the mechanisms and effects of various psychotherapeutic approaches.

The Luminous Darkness

A Personal Interpretation of the Anatomy of Segregation and the Ground of Hope


Author: Howard Thurman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 113

View: 6249

The Luminous Darkness is a commentary on what segregation does to the human soul. First published in the 1960s, Howard Thruman's insights apply today as we still try to heal the wound of those days. Thurmna bares the evil of segregation and points to the ground of hope which an bring all humanity together.

The Anatomy of Peace

How to Resolve the Heart of Conflict


Author: The Arbinger Institute

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195731X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3156

The Anatomy of Peace will instil hope and inspire reconciliation. Through a series of moving stories about once-bitter enemies reunited, it shows us how we routinely misunderstand the causes of conflict - and perpetuate the very problems we're trying to solve. The Anatomy of Peace shows you how to: 1. Focus on helping things go right, rather than 'fixing' things that go wrong 2. Think about others as people with fears of their own, not obstacles in your way 3. Stop worrying about how the world sees you 4. Learn to move away from blame and bitterness Welcome to a world without conflict.