The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Mentalizing Tales of Dating and Marriage is about the dynamics of intimate interpersonal relationships (dating and marriage) - how and why human pairings occur, what helps them function optimally and how therapists can intervene when they don't. J. Mark Thompson and Richard Tuch employ a multidimensional perspective that provides a variety of "lenses" through which intimate relationships can be viewed. The authors also offer a new model of couples therapy based on the mentalization model of treatment developed by Peter Fonagy and his colleagues. This book is aimed at those interested in the nature of intimate relationships as well as those wishing to expand their clinical skills, whether they are conducting one-on-one therapy with individuals struggling to establish and maintain intimate relations or are conducting conjoint treatment with troubled couples who have sought the therapist's assistance. Thompson and Tuch view relationships from a wide array of different perspectives: mentalization, attachment theory, evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis, pattern recognition (neuroscience), and role theory. A mentalization based approach to couples therapy is clearly explained in a "how to" fashion, with concrete suggestions about how the therapist goes about clinically intervening given their expanded understanding of the dynamics of intimate relations outlined in the book. The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Mentalizing Tales of Dating and Marriage will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage therapists, and all those interested in both learning more about the dynamics of one-on-one intimate relationships (dating and marriage) from a truly multidimensional perspective and in learning how to conduct mentalization-based couples therapy.
Sometimes our stories about others are “on the money,”eventhough they are based on nothing more than surface appearances—the way an observed individual walks, talks, gestures, dresses, etc. On the other hand, some ofthe stories we tell ...
Author: J. Mark Thompson
After tragedy and betrayal, trust comes slowly, love takes work. Lincoln and Kali are finally in a good place. A place of hope. But as Kali starts to accept her present and look to the future, her past gets in the way, forcing her question what she believes about her life and what she wants. As Lincoln learns the truths Kali kept secret, he must decide whether love is stronger than fear and if forgiveness is worth the pain. The finale to the Behind Our Lives is a story about the power of love to conquer fear even when starting over feels impossible, the power of forgiveness, and the strength of the human heart. ----------------------------------- The Stories We Tell is Book Three in a continuing three part story. Please don't read it without first reading Book One, Behind Our Lives and Book Two, What We See. If you do, you'll probably be confused and frustrated and won’t have a great reading experience.
The way that had made her say yes all those years ago. “Of course, you always look nice.” “You didn't need to do that.” Kali gestured to the bouquet. Derek shrugged. “Seemed appropriate.” “This is a work thing. A volunteer work thing.
Author: Charlene Carr
Publisher: Coastal Lines
Frank and Joan's marriage is in trouble. Having spent thirty years failing to understand each other, Joan's frustrations have finally reached boiling point. But it's Christmas, and their three children are coming home for the holiday. So Joan determines to make things work. With the Christmas tree up, plates of mince pies artfully arranged and the obligatory poinsettia in situ, the stage is set for a traditional family Christmas. If only this family were up to the challenge. Told with wit, understanding and disarming honesty, this is a novel about the thorniness of family love and its capacity to endure.
In the early days of love, the husbands were told of the time Maya had taken up silk-painting, and made her way through bags and bags ... 'You'll live longer,' coaxed Welcome Page About Stories We Tell Ourselves Dedication Chapter 1 Salt.
Author: Sarah Françoise
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
From time to time we all tend to wonder what sort of “story” our life might comprise: what it means, where it is going, and whether it hangs together as a whole. In The Stories We Are, William Lowell Randall explores the links between literature and life and speculates on the range of storytelling styles through which people compose their lives. In doing so, he draws on a variety of fields, including psychology, psychotherapy, theology, philosophy, feminist theory, and literary theory. Using categories like plot, character, point of view, and style, Randall plays with the possibility that we each make sense of the events of our lives to the extent that we weave them into our own unfolding novel, as simultaneously its author, narrator, main character, and reader. In the process, he offers us a unique perspective on features of our day-to-day world such as secrecy, self-deception, gossip, prejudice, intimacy, maturity, and the proverbial “art of living.” First published in 1995, this second edition of The Stories We Are includes a new preface and afterword by the author that offer insight into his argument and evolution as a scholar, as well as an illuminating foreword by Ruthellen Josselson.
When we tell a story about a particular event, however, when we try to recapture or recite it after the fact, we un-do this automatic process of breaking it up into its component pieces. When we tell our spouse or friend about part or ...
Author: William Randall
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Social Science
I say to you it will be for one other day : you sall be content . Edna is patient ; she waits . ” The two girls cast lingering looks at the ... “ Mademoiselle " is bien gentille , but we must pay our debts the white violets ' STORY . 211.
Author: Eleanor Grace O'Reilly
Collects some of the legends, folklore, and oral history of the state of Oregon
He saw now that there was fire all around them , below and up above , and he told them , “ Now , look , it's burning , they are trying to kill us by burning . Dig deeper now , we are going to be burned , they're scared and that's why ...
Author: Suzi Jones
Category: Social Science
Any choice of approach raises the question of how we understand our own identities as researchers and how we construct the identities of others in the representations of ourselves and others . This in turn raises questions about ...
Author: Damian Ruth
Category: Education, Higher
Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Together the authors make the case that moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts, especially those that involve sanctions, refugees, human rights, development, and arms. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.
16 The Stories We Tell Television and Humanitarian Aid Michael Ignatieff T here are strict limits to human empathy . We make some people's troubles our business while we ignore the troubles of others . We are more likely to care about ...
Author: Jonathan Moore
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
"Christian vocation," says Kathleen Cahalan, "is about connecting our stories with God's story." In The Stories We Live Cahalan rejuvenates and transforms vocation from a static concept to a living, dynamic reality. Incorporating biblical texts, her own experience, and the personal stories of others, Cahalan discusses how each of us is called by God, to follow, as we are, from grief, for service, in suffering, through others, within God. Readers of this book will discover an exciting new vocabulary of vocation and find a fresh vision for God's calling in their lives.
Prepositions, the smallest words in our vocabulary, carry the meaning of our callings in the stories we tell. By shifting the grammar of vocation, prepositions will help us see God at work in our own life, where God is inviting us to ...
Author: Kathleen A. Cahalan
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
A history of celebrity from Byron to Beckham Love it or hate it, celebrity is one of the dominant features of modern life—and one of the least understood. Fred Inglis sets out to correct this problem in this entertaining and enlightening social history of modern celebrity, from eighteenth-century London to today's Hollywood. Vividly written and brimming with fascinating stories of figures whose lives mark important moments in the history of celebrity, this book explains how fame has changed over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Starting with the first modern celebrities in mid-eighteenth-century London, including Samuel Johnson and the Prince Regent, the book traces the changing nature of celebrity and celebrities through the age of the Romantic hero, the European fin de siècle, and the Gilded Age in New York and Chicago. In the twentieth century, the book covers the Jazz Age, the rise of political celebrities such as Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin, and the democratization of celebrity in the postwar decades, as actors, rock stars, and sports heroes became the leading celebrities. Arguing that celebrity is a mirror reflecting some of the worst as well as some of the best aspects of modern history itself, Inglis considers how the lives of the rich and famous provide not only entertainment but also social cohesion and, like morality plays, examples of what—and what not—to do. This book will interest anyone who is curious about the history that lies behind one of the great preoccupations of our lives. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
Stories. We. tell. Ourselves. about. Ourselves. T. hese pages are full of references to culture, a notoriously elastic concept. A concept (to say so again) is not necessarily a single word. It may be a phrase, a set of terms, ...
Author: Fred Inglis
Publisher: Princeton University Press