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Beyond the frustrated self : overcoming avoidant patterns and opening to life / by Barbara Dowds.

Author/Creator:
Dowds, Barbara, author.
Publication:
Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, [2018].
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
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Subjects:
Avoidance (Psychology).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book foregrounds the life struggles of an individual, Brenda, in such a way that argument and theoretical exploration arise organically out of experience. The "frustration" of the title is traced to avoidant attachment - pretending not to need others. In Brenda this is associated with a body-energy pattern that is both over-charged and over-contained, generating a self-frustrating process. Such a repressive defence works against her, so that she experiences her life as dry, soulless, and uncreative. A variety of existential difficulties are traced to how such core developmental issues interact with our socio-cultural environment. A way forward is outlined: play and finding meaning are identified as transformational hubs that bring wellbeing into Brenda's life and restore her capacity for experiencing.
Contents:
part I. The frustration of aliveness
part II. Impingement and loss of self
part III. Thrownness and limitation : navigatin the social world
part IV. Beyond frustration : towards integration and well-being.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 28, 2014).
ISBN:
0-429-47242-0
1-78241-189-5
OCLC:
870587647