Karl Whitaker will remain in the history of family therapy one of her most “avant-garde” classics: brilliant and controversial, sometimes shockingly harsh, prone to mysterious aphorisms that have been interpreted and borrowed for many years. In this book, the reader will find specific working methods, vivid cases from practice and, more importantly, ideas that help to better understand not only their clients, but also their own professional and family history.
The book is addressed to everyone who in their work is connected with family issues: consultants, school and clinical psychologists and, of course, psychotherapists.
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It sometimes seems to us that if a person living next to us changes dramatically the way we want it, then family life will get better right away, it will become just perfect. But this practically does not happen.
A changed husband or wife can, on the contrary, worsen the situation in the family – after all, you once fell in love with this particular person. With its shortcomings and good sides. And he suddenly began to come home from work on time, to look into your eyes and wait for the next instructions for the day. He readily fulfills all your desires and all this without objection and annoying bickering. And always close at hand. The robot is simple, not human, you say in a couple of months. Where is your personality and past, even if not very liked, hobbies? Abrupt changes in a person can still suggest some of his troubles. Continue reading
Emotion is an internal subjective attitude of a person to the ongoing processes that surround him. It can be both internal and external stimuli.
emotions as a source of problems
At this point in time, there are two different explanations for the origin of emotions:
physiological (represented by Kennon, James Lange)
psychological (represented by the works of V.P. Simonov)
The difference between these theories is a different understanding and interpretation of the various mechanisms that create the emotional background of a person.
In physiological theory, there are two currents that try to explain the processes of occurrence. The peripheral theory is well expressed in one of the most famous paradoxes and sounds like this: “We feel sad because we are crying; we are afraid because we are trembling. ” According to the authors of the Continue reading