Posts Tagged: psychology

The Art of Asking

This book grew out of Amanda Palmer’s 2013 TED talk (linked below), but in addition to making the same (good) point, it’s also a sort of crash course in all things Amanda.

The Art of Asking

This book grew out of Amanda Palmer’s 2013 TED talk (linked below), but in addition to making the same (good) point, it’s also a sort of crash course in all things Amanda.

the knife-throwing mother and her children, 1950s

Alice Miller (3): On Contempt

One thing Alice Miller is known for is her statement that ‘the child is always innocent.’ In her writing, she consistently defends the rights and needs of the child. At the beginning of her essay ‘Über die Verachtung‘ (‘On Contempt’),

the knife-throwing mother and her children, 1950s

Alice Miller (3): On Contempt

One thing Alice Miller is known for is her statement that ‘the child is always innocent.’ In her writing, she consistently defends the rights and needs of the child. At the beginning of her essay ‘Über die Verachtung‘ (‘On Contempt’),

Reading Alice Miller (2): Depression & Grandiosity

In the second essay in her book The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller argues that depression and grandiosity are essentially related forms of narcissistic disorder. What most of us call depression, she explains, is in her experience a loss

Reading Alice Miller (2): Depression & Grandiosity

In the second essay in her book The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller argues that depression and grandiosity are essentially related forms of narcissistic disorder. What most of us call depression, she explains, is in her experience a loss

Reading Alice Miller (1): The Gifted Child

I’ve been reading Alice Miller’s seminal text Das Drama des begabten Kindes (The Drama of the Gifted Child), a collection of three essays in which Miller explores the origins of the loss of self (Selbstverlust). The loss of self, she

Reading Alice Miller (1): The Gifted Child

I’ve been reading Alice Miller’s seminal text Das Drama des begabten Kindes (The Drama of the Gifted Child), a collection of three essays in which Miller explores the origins of the loss of self (Selbstverlust). The loss of self, she

Psyched! (1): Peseschkian’s Stories

The book: Oriental Stories as Tools in Psychotherapy, by Nossrat Peseschkian (1986, first edition in German: 1979) The approach: positive psychotherapy & storytelling

Psyched! (1): Peseschkian’s Stories

The book: Oriental Stories as Tools in Psychotherapy, by Nossrat Peseschkian (1986, first edition in German: 1979) The approach: positive psychotherapy & storytelling