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Communication, Relationships and Care: A Reader

Communication and relationships have become an increasing focus of attention in debates about the future of health and social care. People working in care services are being encouraged to improve communication processes, to develop more participatory relationships with service users, and to work more closely in partnership with other professionals. 

Change Processes in Relationships: A Relational-Historical Research Approach

Just as each person develops from infancy to adulthood, all interpersonal relationships have a life history that encompasses the changes in how people communicate with each other. This book is about how a relationship transforms itself from one pattern of communication to another. The authors present a unique research method called 'relational-historical research', based on advances in dynamic systems theory in developmental psychology, and qualitative methods in life history research. It rests on three premises: that the developing relationship (not the individual) is the unit of analysis; that change emerges from, but is not entirely constrained by, the patterns of the past; and that the developmental process is best revealed by making frequent observations within a particular case before, during, and after a key developmental transition. Looking specifically at the mother-infant relationship, this is a compelling piece of research that will appeal to an international audience of intellectuals and practitioners.

Caring, Curing, Coping: Nurse, Physician, and Patient Relationships

A popular conception of medical care is that nurses care, physicians cure, and patients cope. The significant theme that runs throughout this volume is that the fundamental mission of medicine is caring, and curing may be only one component of that broad mission. Each of the chapters speaks to that theme, although each approaches it from a different perspective.

Ba Zi - The Four Pillars of Destiny: Understanding Character, Relationships and Potential Through Chinese Astrology

This westerner's guide to Chinese astrology (Ba Zi) explains the basis on which charts are drawn up, how they work, and how they provide the tools to understand ourselves and our relationships with others. Ba Zi is the art of understanding the energies present in a person's life from birth to death and how these energies impact on their behaviour and interactions. As well as providing an explanation of how to draw up and interpret a basic chart, the book provides detailed information on the different character types and their strengths and weaknesses, including useful tips on likely health weaknesses and what can be done to address them. Foundational information on yin and yang and the five elements is also included, essential to understanding the principles of Ba Zi. Accessible for beginners and providing rich explanations for anyone more experienced, this book will be an intriguing and helpful read for anyone interested in the art of astrology.

Solving Modern Family Dilemmas: An Assimilative Therapy Model (Routledge Series on Family Therapy and Counseling)

Context is the unifying principle that guides a therapist’s formulation of the modern family’s presenting dilemmas, functioning, relationships, and attitudes. We can no longer assume that a family is comprised of a mother, father, and children; the composition and systems a family operates within can be fluid and ever-changing, requiring an equally elastic model. The Assimilative Family Therapy Model is sensitive to the many unique contexts presented by the modern family and is shaped by the inclusion of necessary interventions to address the specific dilemmas of a client or family. In Solving Modern Family Dilemmas, readers will learn about many schools of thought and experience their integration to help heal clients through differentiation, anxiety reduction, and lowering emotional reactivity. There is also no need for readers to abandon their theoretical framework; theories, concepts, and interventions can be inserted into the model, enabling readers to create their own model of family therapy. End-of-chapter questions enable self-examination, and readers are treated to references for further exploring theories, concepts, and interventions. Family therapists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors find this book essential in their work with all clients, and professors use it in courses to teach different modes of integrating theories, concepts, and interventions.

Family Stories, Poetry, and Women's Work: Knit Four, Frog One (Poems) (Social Fictions)

This book is a memoir in poetry about family stories, mother-daughter relationships, women's work, mothering, writing, family secrets, and patterns of communication in close relationships. Faulkner knits connections between a DIY (do-it-yourself) value, economics, and family culture through the use of poems and images, which present four generations of women in her family and trouble "women's work" of mothering, cooking and crafting. Family stories anchor family culture and provide insight into relational and family life. This work may be used as a teaching tool to get us to think about the stories that we tell and don't tell in families and the importance of how family is created, maintained, and altered in our stories. The poetry voices the themes of economic and collective family self-reliance and speaks to cultural discourses of feminist resistance and resilience, relational and personal identities. This book can be read for pleasure as a collection of poetry or used as a springboard for reflection and discussion in courses such as family communication, sociology of gender and the family, psychology of women, relational communication, and women's studies.

Разбуди в себе исполина

Книга рассказывает о наиболее эффективных стратегиях и конкретных приемах, пользуясь которыми каждый человек может взять под контроль свои чувства и эмоции, телесное здоровье, финансы, отношения с окружающими людьми - то есть обуздать все силы, играющие его жизнью и судьбой. Для широкого круга читателей. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Разбуди в себе исполина ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Разбуди в себе исполина » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Попробуй думать как хищник

"Попробуй думать как хищник" - это мастер-класс Дейва Тротта о философии, которая позволила ему сделать блестящую карьеру: от копирайтера до креативного директора и учредителя нескольких ведущих рекламных агентств Лондона. Книга написана в форме лаконичных историй с яркими примерами, которые, по мнению автора, запоминаются гораздо быстрее нудных правил, и представляет собой бесценный источник жизненной мудрости в современной креативной обработке. Для широкого круга читателей. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Попробуй думать как хищник ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Попробуй думать как хищник » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Поведение ребенка в руках родителей

В этом выпуске речь пойдет о дисциплине и послушании, о правилах, которым дети должны следовать, требованиях, которые они должны выполнять. О том, что дети сами нуждаются в правилах, дисциплина необходима им, чтобы чувствовать себя уверенно. Но как вводить правила, чтобы они не вызывали протест у ребенка? Что в себе нужно изменить родителям, чтобы найти путь к бесконфликтной дисциплине? Лучшие фрагменты из книги ОБЩАТЬСЯ С РЕБЕНКОМ. КАК? В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Поведение ребенка в руках родителей ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Поведение ребенка в руках родителей » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Роскошная женщина. Как полюбить себя, стать женственной, счастливой и притягательной

Мэрилин Монро, принцесса Диана, Майя Плисецкая – эти женщины вошли в историю, изменили мир. Каждая из них прославилась своими талантами, но всех великих леди объединяет одно – несмотря на потрясающую силу духа, они оставались нежными и женственными. Никто не мог устоять перед их обаянием. Авторы этой книги – психологи и эксперты в области женского саморазвития – рассказывают, как раскрыть в себе силу женственности. В книге 33 главы, и в каждой из них рассказывается об одном из секретов успеха знаменитых женщин. Вы узнаете о тайне девичьей улыбки, научитесь правильно расставлять приоритеты, строить карьеру по-женски, грамотно вести себя в мужском обществе и поймете, почему так важно реализовать себя в творчестве. А множество примеров из жизни великих леди вдохновят вас на то, чтобы дать жизнь своей уникальной женственности и найти самый короткий путь к счастью. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Роскошная женщина. Как полюбить себя, стать женственной, счастливой и притягательной ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Роскошная женщина. Как полюбить себя, стать женственной, счастливой и притягательной » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

The Making and Meaning of Relationships in Sri Lanka: An Ethnography on University Students in Colombo (Culture, Mind, and Society)

This book proposes that romantic relationships―filtered through various socio-cultural sieves―can lead to the development of affective kin bonds, which underlie our sense of personhood and belonging. Sirisena argues that the process resembles an attempt to make strangers into kin, and that sort of affective relating is a form of self-conscious relationality, in which the inhabitants reflect on their individual and collective needs, as well as their expectations and dreams in the future of their relationships. University students’ romantic relationships, which they gloss as 'serious,' appear to be processual and non-linear, and are considered to be stabilising forces which are pitched against the inherent uncertainty in young people’s lives.

Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improve Your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-01-17 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK From John Gray. author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus. comes the definitive book for men and women seeking lasting love in the face of modern pressures.Why Mars and Venus Collide is the most important relationships manual since Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus redefined the boundaries of male and female relationships.Men and women are different - we all know that But if our genes have stood still then social changes have not Overworked. stressed-out and time-poor. we can barely keep up with the frenzied pace of our lives -.. and our relationships are breaking down as a result.In Why Mars and Venus Collide. John Gray. the best-selling relationships author of all time. shows how everyone can strengthen their relationships and ...

Transcendent Teacher Learner Relationships: The Way of the Shamanic Teacher

"At once humbling and empowering, this work will not fail to touch its readers and, ultimately, bring to learners authentic caring, love, hope, and a sense of being valued. The very real stories of the teachers and learners that are revealed here in their portraits leap vividly off the pages of the book. Hunter O'Hara's bold vision of schools of transcendence is the next crucial step toward transcendent relationships and community consciousness. Readers will be inspired by this vision in Dr. O'Hara's groundbreaking work and will be able to look within themselves for the capacity to become shamanic transcendent teachers." Edyth James Wheeler, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Towson University, teacher and author of Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood: Helping Children Understand and Resolve Conflicts, Merrill, 2004) "I entered into Hunter O'Hara's work and experienced many moments that moved me deeply, at times with great joy but also with feelings of sadness in the awareness that transcendent relationships are rare and that many children and adults go through an entire lifetime without knowing one of life's treasures- the mystery, beauty, and wonder of a loving relationship. His writing is vivid and alive and with passion and depth portrays the nature and essence of the constituents of a transcendent relationship." Clark Moustakas, Ed.D., Ph.D., founder of the Center for Humanistic Studies (now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology) of Hunter O'Hara's original research on transcendent teacher learner relationships)

Sisters and Brothers for Life: Making Sense of Sibling Relationships in Adulthood

Sibling relationships are special in many ways, not least because often siblings are the family members who go through their whole lives together But those relationships can be fraught with strife or tension, bouts of happiness or strain and stress. They can predict and affect other relationships in our lives, and they can offer solace or sadness over the years. Here, Suzanne Degges-White looks at the variety of sibling relationships with an eye to improving both the good and the bad. Using real stories throughout, the author illustrates the broad spectrum of problems (and rewards) that can come from having a sibling.

School Communication that Works: A Patron-focused Approach to Delivering Your Message

The foundation of successful school district/community relationships is communication that focuses on what most interests average residents – no matter what you, as a school district leader, believe they should be interested in. Communicate in their language, at their level of interest, and at their pace, and you and your patrons will soon be headed in the same direction more often than not.

Adaptive Regression for Modeling Nonlinear Relationships (Statistics for Biology and Health)

This book presents methods for investigating whether relationships are linear or nonlinear and for adaptively fitting appropriate models when they are nonlinear. Data analysts will learn how to incorporate nonlinearity in one or more predictor variables into regression models for different types of outcome variables. Such nonlinear dependence is often not considered in applied research, yet nonlinear relationships are common and so need to be addressed. A standard linear analysis can produce misleading conclusions, while a nonlinear analysis can provide novel insights into data, not otherwise possible. 

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work

Love takes work, but, when it comes to relationships, it pays to work smarter. Couple Skills, Second Edition, revised and updated from the therapist-recommended classic, will show you how to work smarter in your relationship. You'll learn to improve communication, cope better with problems, and resolve conflicts with the one you love in healthy and creative ways. Each chapter teaches you an essential skill that supports greater relationship satisfaction and deeper intimacy. New to this edition is a chapter on using acceptance skills, developed from the revolutionary new acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These new approaches will help you to accept your partner's feelings (and your own emotions) without judgment. Using these techniques will help you decide what you really value in your relationship and then commit to acting in ways that further those values every day.

Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity, and Attachment (Relational Perspectives Book Series)

The recent explosion of new research about infants, parental care, and infant-parent relationships has shown conclusively that human relationships are central motivators and organizers in development. Relationships in Development examines the practical implications for dynamic psychotherapy with both adults and children, especially following trauma. Stephen Seligman offers engaging examples of infant-parent interactions as well as of psychotherapeutic process. He traces the place of childhood and child development in psychoanalysis from Freud onward, showing how different images about babies evolved and influenced analytic theory and practice. Relationships in Development offers a new integration of ideas that updates established psychoanalytic models in a new context: "Relational-developmental psychoanalysis." Seligman integrates four crucial domains: Infancy Research, including attachment theory and research Developmental Psychoanalysis Relational/intersubjective Psychoanalysis Classical Freudian, Kleinian, and Object Relations theories (including Winnicott). An array of specific sources are included: developmental neuroscience, attachment theory and research, studies of emotion, trauma and infant-parent interaction, and nonlinear dynamic systems theories. Although new psychoanalytic approaches are featured, the classical theories are not neglected, including the Freudian, Kleinian, Winnicottian, and Ego Psychology orientations. Seligman links current knowledge about early experiences and how they shape later development with the traditional psychoanalytic attention to the irrational, unconscious, turbulent, and unknowable aspects of the mind and human interaction. These different fields are taken together to offer an open and flexible approach to psychodynamic therapy with a variety of patients in different socioeconomic and cultural situations. Relationships in Development will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, and graduate students in psychology, social work, and psychotherapy. The fundamental issues and implications presented will also be of great importance to the wider psychodynamic and psychotherapeutic communities.

Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships: Money Matters

At a time of global and domestic economic crisis, the financial aspects of domestic and familial relationships are more important and more strained than ever before. The focus of this book is on the distribution of wealth and poverty in traditional and non-traditional familial relationships. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the way in which money matters are structured and governed within close personal relationships and the extent to which they have an impact on the nature and economic dynamics of relationships. As such, the key areas of investigation are the extent to which participation in the labour market, unpaid caregiving, inheritance, pensions and welfare reform have an impact on familial relationships. The authors also explore governmental and legal responses by investigating the privileging of certain types of domestic relationships, through fiscal and non-fiscal measures, and the differential provision on relationship breakdown. The impact of budget and welfare cuts is also examined for their effect on equality in domestic relationships.

Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life

Everyone faces the challenges of making relationships work. Whether with spouses, family members, friends, lovers, or colleagues, relationships have the power to make one feel happy, frustrated, or miserable. In Relationship Breakthrough, Cloe Madanes―an expert in creating healing, empowering relationships―gives readers vital tools to transform their relationships and their lives. Madanes's cutting-edge methods produce real results and create rewarding, sustainable relationships. Using simple, step-by-step exercises and drawing on the examples of clients who have benefited from this technique, Relationship Breakthrough teaches readers how to: - overcome life's inevitable losses - resolve long-standing family conflicts - synchronize their needs with those of others - create outstanding relationships in every area of their lives This is the only book that ties the guiding principles of Tony Robbins's work with Cloe Madanes's revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. Our connections with the people in our lives have the capacity to bring us great joy, if only we understood the fundamental needs we all have, but sometimes express differently. Drawing on her trademark wisdom, empathy, and extensive clinical experience, Madanes shows readers how to better understand their own needs and those of others, bringing clarity and insight into any relationship.

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