Why Do I Do That?

Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives


Author: Joseph Burgo,Joseph Burgo Ph D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988443129

Category: Defense mechanisms (Psychology)

Page: 229

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Why Do I Do That? adapts the basic strategies of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain. With easy-to-understand explanations, the first part teaches you about the unconscious mind and the role of psychological defenses in excluding difficult feelings from awareness. Individual chapters in the longer middle section explore the primary defense mechanisms one by one, with exercises to help you identify your own defenses at work. The final part offers guidance for how to "disarm" your defenses and cope more effectively with the unconscious feelings behind them. Psychological defense mechanisms are an inevitable and necessary part of the human experience; but when they become too pervasive or deeply entrenched, they may damage our personal relationships, restrict or distort our emotional lives and prevent us from behaving in ways that promote lasting self-esteem.

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem with Mindfulness


Author: Deborah Ward

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1847093469

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 6301

By working on self-esteem with the tools of mindfulness, this book offers readers the freedom to break out of unconscious thought habits which dictate unsatisfactory lives and to achieve real freedom and fulfilment. Perhaps no other self-help topic has spawned so much advice and so many conflicting theories as self-esteem. It’s like salt – a little gives flavour, strength and coherence to our personalities, while lack of it leads to an anodyne life of putting up with abusive situations or relationships, leading to depression and lack of fulfilment. On the other hand, too much self-esteem can create an unappealing sense of entitlement, pointing to the twisted paths and dark woods of narcissism. Using the concept of mindfulness, which has been defined as paying attention in a particular way, this book looks at the ongoing meditative practice required to gain the right balance of self-esteem in a flexible and effective way.

How to Find Your Way Out When In Despair


Author: Luke Pemberton

Publisher: SilverWood Books

ISBN: 1781327793

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 5688

A candid, personal account of one man's experience with anxiety and depression.

Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care

An Introduction for Health Professionals


Author: Jahangir Moini,Morvarid Moini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317216768

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 6112

All health care students must be familiar with the basic concepts of health care in the United States. This introductory textbook presents vital information on health care careers and legal, ethical, financial, and policy issues that will help their future practice. It includes chapters on: careers in the health care profession; the complexity of health care; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; professionalism in health; health care for special populations; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards; research and advancements in health care; the future of health care. Fundamentals of U.S. Health Care is unique in the way it highlights the important elements of each health career, including job requirements, length of study, and salaries. With the student in mind, this book is accompanied by a website that features detailed PowerPoints and test banks with more than 1,000 review questions. Well-organized and easily understood, this overview provides a reliable, relevant resource and up-to-date reference. It is essential reading for all allied health students, including nurses, surgical technicians, dental hygienists, radiology technicians, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, and more.

Sustaining Social Work

Between Power and Powerlessness


Author: Robbie Duschinsky,Sue Lampitt,Susan Bell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137403918

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1866

Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. What can sustain social work in these times? How can social workers sustain themselves in the role? How can they derive confidence and meaning from what they do? In addressing these questions, Sustaining Social Work is a source of understanding and support for professionals struggling with the tensions of practice. Accessible and engaging , it explores the fallout that results from social workers experiencing these tensions, including feelings of powerlessness, responsibility, optimism and cynicism. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish – even in the context of ongoing crises. An enlightening, uplifting read in a difficult and uncertain time for the profession, Sustaining Social Work addresses the challenge of finding sustenance and consolation within day-to-day practice, enriching it beyond the short-term.

Social Work Live

Theory and Practice in Social Work Using Videos


Author: Carol Dorr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199368953

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 6839

Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.

A Level Psychology Through Diagrams


Author: Grahame Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199134229

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 288

View: 8302

DT These highly successful revision guides have been brought right up-to-date for the new A Level specifications introduced in September 2000. DT Oxford Revision Guides are highly effective for both individual revision and classroom summary work. The unique visual format makes the key concepts and processes, and the links between them, easier to memorize. DT Students will save valuable revision time by using these notes instead of condensing their own. DT In fact, many students are choosing to buy their own copies so that they can colour code or highlight them as they might do with their own revision notes.

The Riddle of Man

An Introduction to Psychology


Author: Richard S. Lazarus

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Psychologie

Page: 628

View: 9293

Block--getting Out of Your Own Way

The New Psychology of Counterintentional Behavior in Everyday Life


Author: Abigail Lipson,David N. Perkins

Publisher: Lyle Stuart


Category: Psychology

Page: 255

View: 7517

Perhaps the most common characteristic of people is that we behave contrary to our own intentions. Simply put, we get in our own way. Drs. Lipson and Perkins provide a sophisticated yet accessible framework for the many kinds of Block we experience in our lives.