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Families and How to Survive Them

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He was successively the Director of the Woodberry Down Child Guidance Unit, Physician-in Charge of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Senior Tutor in Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychiatry and Honorary Associate Consultant at the Maudsley Hospital. Families and How to Survive Them may be said to have arisen from two sources – an earlier book, One Flesh, Separate Persons: Principles of Family and Marital Therapy (1976) by Skynner, and work carried out by Skynner at the Institute of Family Therapy in London in the 1970s. We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Um livro muito interessante sobre as terapias de grupo nomeadamente para fins de aconselhamento matrimonial.

In short, this is a book which will keep you from seeing yourself as a victim and teach you to accept the inevitable unfairness in life - and to help your children develop similar strengths. Written as conversations between John Cleese (of Fawlty Towers fame) and his family therapist, Robin Skynner. This book, along with Lise Bourbeau's "Five injuries" are the best thing I've read on the topic of why we do what we do, we fear what we fear, we love what we love and we act in ways we normally don't understand. When I first read this, I found it extremely helpful in understanding my sons (who were then around eight and six) rather better, and seeing what stages they had reached.Being pregnant probably helped as I'm very open to creating a fabulously nurturing environment for my little sproglett whilst trying to figure out how to handle my current step-mother hang ups and the fear of separate families, me and mine versus him and his. Povinná literatura pro všechny, kteří uvažují o tom, že by si jednoho dne mohli někoho vzít a mít s ním nedejbože dítě. I really enjoyed this non-fiction book, even though I didn't agree with all of the opinions within it (what makes people homosexual for example). Ale po raz kolejny, autorzy chcą powiedzieć za dużo, za wiele wytłumaczyć, przez co jest zbyt ogólna i po łebkach. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

This time I found it much more interesting, possibly because I have my time for non fiction now and also because I am in a better place in my life. Looking candidly at everything from our relationships with our parents to why and how we choose our partners, no emotional stone is left unturned: jealousy, rage, fear, envy, love, obsession, hope and despair - all are featured-with practical advice on how to turn round a negative situation and bring about change for the better. Interesting, thought provoking, perhaps somewhat controversial especially with respect to the views expressed on homosexuality, funny and worth the read.Robin Skynner will be remembered for his prolific writing; he authored One Flesh: Separate Persons, Principles of Family and Marital Psychotherapy (1976), Explorations with Families: Group-Analysis and Family Therapy (1987), Institutes and How to Survive Them: Mental Health Training and Consultation (1989), Family Matters (1995), Families and How to Survive Them (1975), and Life and How to Survive It. Um livro com quase 30 anos mas com muitas coisas interessantes para vivermos a vida mais informados. One warning - much of this book goes against the common wisdom of the day and the authors don't propose that parents mollycoddle their children. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. One could take the view that in terms of time, money and convenience a three hundred page book is a considerable improvement on three and a half years in group therapy.

He was adversely affected by the shared destruction and slaughter he was obliged to carry out, an experience that, for a variety of complex reasons, drew him to psychiatry as an eventual vocation.He then began his psychiatric training, and in 1957, he passed the Diploma of Psychological Medicine. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This was also in the form of a convivial conversation between Cleese and Skynner and following the same structure as the book, albeit in an abridged form.

Um livro que se desenvolve em 5 longos diálogos mas que se leem com muita facilidade até porque os autores vão ajudando os leitores a perceberem tudo.

This book is written as an informal chat between Cleese and Skynner where they discuss how people's family influences who they choose as a partner and how that feeds on to how their new family functions once they have kids. The book is a description and analysis of how and why we fall in love, how we develop from babies to adolescents to adults, and how during this development we so often become "stuck" in childlike behaviour, and how all these things are influenced by previous generations in our families. I remember reading this book years ago and finding the discussions of how and why we replicate family relationships and how we are drawn to people hiding the same problems as ourselves fascinating.

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