Distant Partner


Author: Les Carter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785275510
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 232
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The author of The Anger Workbook details seven factors common to marriages marked by a lack of communication and offers seven definitive keys to rebuilding and maintaining happiness and restoring marital harmony. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Distant Partners

Community Change Through Project Renewal
Author: Ben W. Lappin,Morton I. Teicher
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819177605
Category: Social Science
Page: 278
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Offers an inside look at two communities, half a world apart, who became partners. One needed aid and the other had the means to help; the book chronicles their relationship in all its complexities, pitfalls, successes and failures. This unique documentary provides a day-by-day, blow-by-blow record of community development in practice. It is presented in full and analyzed by the two authors, one of whom was the community worker while the other was a member of the Croydon committee which was responsible for implementing the agreement.

Regionalism and Globalization

Theory and Practice
Author: Sajal Lahiri,VanDeVeer Professor of Economics Sajal Lahiri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134599528
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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This volume brings together articles on three primary elements of globalization: multilateralism, regionalism and unilateralism. Expert contributors investigate the substantive issues of commodity and factor trade, capital movements and monetary and fiscal policies, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Relating in Psychotherapy

The Application of a New Theory
Author: John Birtchnell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583912751
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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In John Birtchnell's last book How Humans Relate, he proposed a new theory as the basis for a science of relating. Relating in Psychotherapy explains how the relevance of this theory relates to the practice of psychotherapy. The theory cuts across all schools of therapy, and is a way of describing each school in terms of relating in both the client and the therapist. The theory is constructed around two major axes; a horizontal one concerning the degree to which we need to become involved with or separated from others, and a vertical one concerning the degree to which we choose to exercise power over others or permit others to exercise their power over us. With numerous clinical examples, John Birtchnell explains how we need to be competet in all four relating positions (close, distant, upper and lower), and argues that people who seek therapy usually lack competence in one or more of them, but through the course of therapy, their relating capabilities can be improved. Relating in Psychotherapy can have applications in psychotherapy and in couple and family therapy, and will be an invaluable resource for therapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals.

Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability


Author: Jeffrey M. Adams,Warren H. Jones
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306461484
Category: Psychology
Page: 532
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A fundamental assumption underlying the formation of our most important relationships is that they will persist indefinitely into the future. As an acquaintanceship turns into a friend ship, for example, both members of this newly formed interpersonal bond are likely to expect that their interactions will become increasingly frequent, diverse, and intimate over time. This expectation is perhaps most apparent in romantically involved couples who, through a variety of verbal and symbolic means, make explicit pledges to a long-lasting relationship. In either case, it is clear that these relationships represent something valuable to the individuals in volved and are pursued with great enthusiasm. Virtually all close relationships are formed within the context of mutually rewarding in teractions and/or strong physical attraction between partners. Friends and romantically in volved couples alike are drawn to one another because of similarity of attitudes, interests, and personality and, quite simply, because they enjoy one another's company. This enjoyment, cou pled with the novelty that characterizes new relationships, almost makes the continuation of the relationship a foregone conclusion. As relationships progress, however, their novelty fades, conflicts may arise between partners, negative life events may occur, and the satisfaction that previously characterized the relationships may diminish.

Learning and Innovation @ a Distance

An Empirical Investigation into the Benefits and Liabilities of Different Forms of Distance on Interactive Learning and Novelty Creation in German Biotechnology SMEs
Author: Juliane Hartig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3834969044
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 410
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Juliane Hartig develops a framework of different forms of distance and discusses their impact and interplay for interactive learning and innovation. Her empirical study draws on a sample of international cooperation projects from German biotechnology SMEs. Combining quantitative and qualitative research, she comes to new insights, and offers practitioners tools on how to create proximity in order to derive the most from global cooperation.

Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies


Author: M. Davide Parrilli,Rune Dahl Fitjar,Andrés Rodriguez-Pose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317370236
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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In the global economy, regional development and innovation are increasingly an imperative to increase the competitive edge of EU economies. While European regions are different in many ways, the innovation capacity of regions, clusters and firms is what makes them capable of building up new and diversified pathways for sustainable growth. For this reason, Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies looks to analyze different knowledge drivers (e.g. entrepreneurial or policy-orientation; scientific and practice-based knowledge modes; institutional innovation support) that influence the innovative and competitive capacity of regions, clusters and firms in Europe. The aim of this volume is to develop an in-depth understanding of these drivers and their implications for the way in which regional and cluster growth may be upgraded. Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies examines the construction of new innovation pathways for regions and clusters in different geographical contexts. The main themes are cluster evolution, regional innovation systems and business innovation modes and capabilities. The objectives are centred on exploring the logic and mechanisms that can be activated as a means to promote innovation and competitiveness within regions and, within these, across and within firms. Aimed at researchers and academics in the field, this is a thoughtful and innovative new volume that helps define the academic debate.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies


Author: Brent Bradley,James Furrow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118512405
Category: Self-Help
Page: 368
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A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world's most successful approach to couple therapy One of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioural therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies introduces readers to this ground-breaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships. An indispensable resource for readers who would like to manage their relationship problems independently through home study Delivers powerful techniques for dealing with unpleasant emotions, rather than repressing them and for responding constructively to complex relationship issues The perfect introduction to EFT basics for therapists considering expanding their practices to include emotionally focused therapy methods Packed with fascinating and instructive case studies and examples of EFT in action, from the authors' case files Provides valuable guidance on finding, selecting and working with the right EFT certified therapist

Beyond Trade

The Impact of Preferential Trade Agreements on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows
Author: Denis Medvedev
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Barriers
Page: 63
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Abstract: The author investigates the effects of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) on the net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of member countries using a comprehensive database of PTAs in a panel setting. He finds that PTA membership is associated with a positive change in net FDI inflows, and the FDI gains are increasing in the market size of the PTA partners and their proximity to the host country. The author identifies several different channels through which preferential trade liberalization may affect FDI, and confirms that both threshold effects (signing the agreement) and market size effects (joining a larger and faster-growing common market) are important determinants of net FDI inflows, although the latter seem to dominate. The estimated relationship is largely driven by North-South PTAs, and is most pronounced in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the period when the majority of "deep integration" PTAs had been advanced.

Thawing Toxic Relationships


Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1632877511
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 207
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Thawing Toxic Relationships is number three of a four part series entitled Thawing the Iceberg. The Thawing the Iceberg Series is designed to address various issues outlined in the author's bestselling book, Thaw - Freedom from Frozen feelings. The other two books in the Series are: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome and Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues. Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter's Iceberg Model, would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you. Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships. These three books take the reader into three specialized pathways to healing the abandonment, shame, and contempt outline in Carter's Book Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings Read about the Cycle of Drama, the Chemistry of drama how to save your marriage, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, be assertiveness, identify relationship mind games (Distance and Pursuit games, the Punishment Cycle, the Drama Triangle - and why we play them). Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. Growing up in a moderate-to-severely dysfunctional family does not offer the necessary training to co-create a healthy, happy & functional relationship. Just as Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome heals your relationship with yourself; Thawing Toxic Relationships helps you heal your relationships with those who are most important to you.

Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity

Metaphysical Intimations of Modern Physics
Author: Tim Maudlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444396966
Category: Science
Page: 312
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The third edition of Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity has been carefully updated to reflect significant developments, including a new chapter covering important recent work in the foundations of physics. A new edition of the premier philosophical study of Bell’s Theorem and its implication for the relativistic account of space and time Discusses Roderich Tumiulka’s explicit, relativistic theory that can reproduce the quantum mechanical violation of Bell’s inequality. Discusses the "Free Will Theorem" of John Conway and Simon Kochen Introduces philosophers to the relevant physics and demonstrates how philosophical analysis can help inform physics

So You Want to Be a Lawyer?

A Guide to Success in the Legal Profession
Author: Marianne Pilgrim Calabrese,Susanne Calabrese
Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers
ISBN: 9780883911365
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 169
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So You Want to Be An Engineer? Is a book for anyone who is or who wants to be an Engineer. The book reveals everything nobody else will tell you about the engineering profession. It shows how to save the reader the agony of on the job trial and error training and will give you a head start in using experienced strategies while dealing with technicians, draftsman, marketing, purchasing and manufacturing personnel, and project managers. It doesn't teach you about engineering; it enlightens you about the different aspects of an engineering career. It will tell you what type of engineering will be best for you and where to find your right position. There are The Ten Commandments for an engineer, which sums up in ten steps how to survive in the engineering profession and gives in depth reasons why they work.

Games for Actors and Non-actors


Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415267083
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 301
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This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method.

Getting the Love You Want Workbook

The New Couples' Study Guide
Author: Harville Hendrix,Helen LaKelly Hunt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439100332
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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A companion workbook to the enormously successful New York Times bestselling relationship book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. In 1988, Harville Hendrix in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, published a terrifically successful relationship guide, Getting the Love You Want. The book introduced thousands to their Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents, and developed into an overnight sensation. For their part, Doctors Hendrix and Hunt managed to aid scores of couples in their plight for more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. Now, more than a decade later, this companion book picks up where its predecessor left off, delving further into relationship therapy once again, to help transform relationships into lasting sources of love and companionship. The Getting the Love You Want Workbook is designed for the hundreds of thousands of couples who have attended Imago workshops since Getting the Love You Want hit bookstands, as well as new and curious ones seeking a practical route back to intimacy and passionate friendship. The workbook contains a unique twelve-week course (The New Couples' Study Guide) designed to help work through the exercises published in Part III of Getting the Love You Want. Included are complete step-by-step instructions for transforming relationships into a lasting source of love and companionship. For those of us struggling to maintain our most precious relationships, the Getting the Love You Want Workbook helps us grow aware of our individual, unconscious agenda while steering us towards a more harmonious link with our loved ones that will satisfy our deepest needs.

Woman to Woman

The Truth About Our Intimate Relationships: How We Love, Hurt and Triumph
Author: Daniela Granzotto
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481741
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 166
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An exploration of the bonds that play a central role in women’s lives and which are critical for a woman’s sense of identity and emotional well-being. For the modern woman, the need for love and acceptance from another has never been more important. Finding true love, however, has never been more fraught with challenge and adversity. You may have experienced infidelity, had a partner who fails to respect your boundaries, or felt deeply sad and lonely in your marriage. You could also be a woman who has a strong desire to marry but can’t find your soul mate. In Woman to Woman you will read about others who have experienced such challenges, as well as those who were able to find fulfillment in their romantic relationships. In their own words, they talk about marriage, sex, infidelity, divorce, and single life. Entwined within their stories, Dr. Daniela Granzotto discusses critical issues that characterize a healthy intimate relationship. With frankness and warmth, Dr. Granzotto shares her expert knowledge and insight—woman to woman—to empower you with a better understanding of yourself and your love life.

The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication


Author: Mark L. Knapp,John A. Daly
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148334150X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 800
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The revised Fourth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Interpersonal Communication delivers a clear, comprehensive, and exciting overview of the field of interpersonal communication. It offers graduate students and faculty an important, state-of-the-art reference work in which well-known experts summarize theory and current research. The editors also explore key issues in the field, including personal relationships, computer-mediated communication, language, personality, skills, nonverbal communication, and communication across a person's life span. This updated handbook covers a wide range of established and emerging topics, including: Biological and Physiological Processes Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Studying Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication in Work, Family, Intercultural, and Health Contexts Supportive and Divisive Transactions Social Networks Editors Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly have significantly contributed to the field of interpersonal communication with this important reference work—a must-have for students and scholars.

Contemporary Perspectives on Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men


Author: Terry S. Stein,Carol J. Cohen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475798326
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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The psychiatric view of homosexuality has undergone a fascinating evo lution in recent years. This includes not only the change from viewing homosexuality as a diagnosable illness, as opposed to an alternative life style, but also the development of considerable professional concern for providing appropriate mental health services to this previously under served minority community. There has been an increasing recognition of the need for comprehensive services including, but not limited to, counseling, individual psychotherapy, and couples therapy. This book is written for the practicing clinician, and offers a compre hensive survey of the important clinical issues involved in the counsel ing and psychotherapy of gay men and lesbian women. It is an extraor dinarily practical book and its breadth and depth make it appropriate for both the novice and the experienced therapist. SHERWYN M. WOODS Series Editor ix Preface We hear our mentors but do not often heed them. Freud's supportive, nonjudgmental approach to homosexuality provided an ambience with in which discoveries could be made, that is, the discovery that homosex uality was not a disease of mental degeneration and that sexuality, in the sense of a fundamental human propensity to find pleasure in social and physical attachments, was at its root directed to both sexes. The ad herence to a nonjudgmental approach was short-lived, suffered repres sion by homophobic defenses, and scientific zeal was directed toward "cure" rather than comprehension of the homosexual state.

Couples' Devotional Bible (NIV)


Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310408903
Category: Bibles
Page: N.A
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Now thoroughly revised, with a new cover and all-new devotions that reflect the concerns couples face today, the bestselling Couples' Devotional Bible is designed to help you build your relationship on the one foundation you can count on: God's Word. Developed in partnership with Christianity Today International's Marriage Partnership magazine staff and contributors, this Bible was created to aid couples, particularly in the first years of marriage, in understanding the biblical foundation for marriage. Topics include: Communication. Work and Career. Sex. Setting Goals. Step Parenting. Money. Fears. Worship. Forgiveness. Each devotion is tailored and relevant, written to apply God's words to issues that are important to couples. Features: * New International Version text * 260 all-new weekday devotions by contributors such as Lauren Winner, Jennifer Schuchmann, Wayne Brouwer, and Carla Barnhill * Connection Time at the end of every weekday devotion promotes application and interaction * 52 weekend devotions include advice from bestselling writers, marriage therapists, and pastors, including Les and Leslie Parrott, Gary Thomas, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Gary Smalley * Weekend devotions also contain tips, helps, quizzes, activities, and an application tied to couples from the Bible * Index to features, list of contributors, recommended reading ... and more * Double-column format Font size: 8.8pt

The Foundations of Europe

European Integration Ideas in France, Germany and Britain in the 1950s
Author: Thomas Hörber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783531904351
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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Thomas Hörber analyses the building process of European integration. He shows the parliamentary discourses of France, Germany and Britain to be representative of the national position of these states towards the developing concept of 'Europe'. He covers all key events and developments of the time which had an impact on the European integration process and provides an explanation for the convergence of national discourses towards a common Europe. This development was by no means a given and the analysis of parliamentary debates shows for the first time how vigorous the debates were on European integration in the 1950s, and how, despite setbacks (notably the failure of the European Defence Community), the discussion went in favour of integration.

Mind and Life

Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality
Author: Pier Luigi Luisi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529708
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers members of the Mind and Life Institute have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions? Pier Luigi Luisi not only reproduces this dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue, in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the scientific exploration of reality, but also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere take the proceedings into new directions, enriching the material with personal viewpoints and lively conversation about such topics as the origin of matter, the properties of cells, the nature of evolution, the ethics of genetic manipulation, and the question of consciousness and ethics. A keen study of character, Luisi incorporates his own amusing observations into this fascinating dialogue, painting a very human portrait of some of our greatest and most intimidating thinkers. Deeply textured and cleverly crafted, Mind and Life is an excellent opportunity for any reader to join in the debate surrounding this cutting-edge field of inquiry.