What It Feels Like to Be Me


Author: Jenny Salaman Manson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846943620

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 9475

This book is about being alone in our heads. It gives a rare glimpse of what other people feel like: to read it is to reflect on our own experience of being. People hide behind their appearance in order to get by in the world. In this book men and women alike of all ages reach beneath their skin to reveal their inner self. Am I the same person day to day, year to year? Is there an essential core as the layers of life are peeled away? And to what extent do the different stages of life beg different kinds of answers to the question what it feels like to be me? Readers will see how similarly Julie aged 85 and Nina aged 14 address the questions and how the themes thread through all the contributions. Brilliant poems by Dannie Abse and Peter Phillips look back and forwards in their lives. An Israeli artist looks at himself in two photographs. Three commentators give their views: a professional counsellor, a distinguished scientist and Dr Jonathan Miller.

It Feels Good to Be Me!


Author: Dana Livoti

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452597847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 467

It feels good to be me! You cant help but smile when you say it because you know in your heart its true. You were born with the inner knowing that you are filled with only good feelings like happiness, joy, peace, comfort, security, elation and love. In your heart you feel this truth. This is who you really are. The main character in this story lives from her heart but she also understands that feeling good is choice. As the story unfolds you see the life she has created for herself. Her life is filled with joyful experiences because she pays attention to her feelings and thoughts. When her feelings are not in alignment with what she knows to be true, she also knows that she is empowered to create a new thought, a new feeling to live the life she desires. You can too! This book will show you the ways to live from your heart and create the life you truly desire.


A Brief Introduction


Author: John R. Searle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199882681

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 8338

"The philosophy of mind is unique among contemporary philosophical subjects," writes John Searle, "in that all of the most famous and influential theories are false." One of the world's most eminent thinkers, Searle dismantles these theories as he presents a vividly written, comprehensive introduction to the mind. He begins with a look at the twelve problems of philosophy of mind--which he calls "Descartes and Other Disasters"--problems which he returns to throughout the volume, as he illuminates such topics as materialism, consciousness, the mind-body problem, intentionality, mental causation, free will, and the self. The book offers a refreshingly direct and engaging introduction to one of the most intriguing areas of philosophy.

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Consciousness


Author: Gregory R. Bock,Joan Marsh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470514426

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

View: 6577

Discusses the various theories of consciousness from different perspectives: psychological, neurophysiological and philosophical. Theories regarding the interaction of pain, schizophrenia, the brain and the nervous system with consciousness are included. Also includes a discussion of the relative merits of the different theories together with the latest data from the experimental disciplines.

What it Feels Like for a Girl


Author: Philip Monk,Derek McCormack,Sally McKay,Sheila Heti,York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery

Publisher: Art Gallery of York University

ISBN: 9780921972433

Category: Art, Canadian

Page: 60

View: 7784

The Phenomenal Self


Author: Barry Dainton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608750

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

View: 497

Barry Dainton presents a fascinating new account of the self, the key to which is experiential or phenomenal continuity. Provided our mental life continues we can easily imagine ourselves surviving the most dramatic physical alterations, or even moving from one body to another. It was this fact that led John Locke to conclude that a credible account of our persistence conditions - an account which reflects how we actually conceive of ourselves - should be framed in terms of mental rather than material continuity. But mental continuity comes in different forms. Most of Locke's contemporary followers agree that our continued existence is secured by psychological continuity, which they take to be made up of memories, beliefs, intentions, personality traits, and the like. Dainton argues that that a better and more believable account can be framed in terms of the sort of continuity we find in our streams of consciousness from moment to moment. Why? Simply because provided this continuity is not lost - provided our streams of consciousness flow on - we can easily imagine ourselves surviving the most dramatic psychological alterations. Phenomenal continuity seems to provide a more reliable guide to our persistence than any form of continuity. The Phenomenal Self is a full-scale defence and elaboration of this premise. The first task is arriving at an adequate understanding of phenomenal unity and continuity. This achieved, Dainton turns to the most pressing problem facing any experience-based approach: losses of consciousness. How can we survive them? He shows how the problem can be solved in a satisfactory manner by construing ourselves as systems of experiential capacities. He then moves on to explore a range of further issues. How simple can a self be? How are we related to our bodies? Is our persistence an all-or-nothing affair? Do our minds consist of parts which could enjoy an independent existence? Is it metaphysically intelligible to construe ourselves as systems of capacities? The book concludes with a novel treatment of fission and fusion.

The Cultural Complex

Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society


Author: Thomas Singer,Samuel L. Kimbles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135444862

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 5273

How do cultural complexes affect the collective psyche? Based on Jung's theory of complexes, this book offers a new perspective on the psychological nature of conflicts between groups and cultures by introducing the concept of the cultural complex. This modern version of Jung's idea offers an original view of the forces that prevent human attempts to bring a peaceful, collaborative spirit to conflict between groups. Leading analysts and academics from a range of cultural backgrounds present their own perspective on the concept, demonstrating how the effects of cultural complexes can be felt in the behaviour of disenfranchised, oppressed and traumatised groups across the world. Ultimately, a clearer understanding of the source and nature of group conflict is reached through discussion of central subjects including: * Collective trauma and cultural complexes * Exploring racism: a clinical example of a cultural complex * Cultural complexes in the history of Jung, Freud and their followers. The Cultural Complex represents a valuable contribution to analytical psychology and will undoubtedly also stimulate dialogue in the fields of sociology, political science and cultural studies.

Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like

*To Walk on the Moon*To Be Gored by a Bull*To Survive an Avalanche *To Swallow S words*To Go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel*To Be Shot in the Head*To Win the L


Author: A.J. Jacobs

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307522989

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 6620

Have you ever wondered what it feels like: to be stuck in a tornado? “[It] is exactly the feel of a freight train approaching—that low, ever-louder howl and the shuddering ground.” to participate in an orgy? “And all the while, the thought that keeps going through your mind (and through the cab ride home, and into breakfast the next day): ‘I’m at an orgy! I’m at an orgy!’” to have a severe stutter? “The thing is, there’s a disconnect thing between my mind and my tongue. My mind’s processing a thousand words a minute, and the tongue is only squeezing out ten or twelve.” to be a mob hitman? “It’s nerve-racking. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. Anybody who’s any good at this is concentrating with every nerve in their body, trying to get it done right and trying not to get caught.” to be 105 years old? “I was born in 1897 and I’ve seen a lot in the world. I’ve seen everything there is to see. You look back and tell yourself, ‘What have I been doing all these years?’” If these tidbits whet your appetite for real, first-person accounts of some of life’s most exhilarating, harrowing, or downright strange experiences, then you’ll be sucked in by Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like. Collected by the ever-curious editors of Esquire magazine, here are more than fifty gripping tales—straight from the mouths of the people who’ve lived them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

So This Is What It Feels Like

Stories of True Life Experience Stories Based on Survival, Endurance, and Inner Strength


Author: N.A

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462835805

Category: Self-Help

Page: 153

View: 6498

Womens Courageous Battles These are the stories of women who valiantly fight lifes grueling challenges Life is not only made up of joys and excitement, it is also packed with odds, obstacles and obscurities. During the lowest point of life, we tend to give in to the call of retreat and submission to the power of the unknown dark force. But for some women, this point is something not to be feared. As you flip through the pages of author Jacqueline Prydies So This is What it Feels Like, you will learn about different true stories but of the same theme valiance of women in facing lifes greatest and backbreaking challenges. A compilation of more than thirty true stories contributed by professional speakers, authors, business executives, life coaches, and many in the healing professions, So This is What it Feels Like will take us to the real-life struggles and battles of women, which show the different faces of their life encounters. This books aims to inspire and revolutionize women or give awareness to men that to contend against the multifarious intricacies in life, you must know, understand and trust yourself. There are ambition-driven stories, self-realizations, and survival during the toughest times of the womens lives. Various morals can be drawn from these inspiring stories, which will strengthen the womens belief on themselves that will enable them to achieve their dreams, defeat all impediments, and to face each challenge with nerve and self-trust. These stories will inspire you, will rejuvenate your senses, will invigorate your heart and let the best and the true you to come out and stand against the tests of time a call to endure and hit your goal! The authors of these stories are deeply concerned with helping and touching the lives of many women in a positive manner; to help women attain their own personal success and empowerment without all the struggles and hardships that theyve endured along the way. Their gift to you is their life experience. These are stories that opens hearts and rekindles the spirit. Quite simply, their message is: To Thine Own Self Be True! www.kinesiologyhealthpractice.com.au [email protected]

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma


Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608307

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

View: 8905

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.