The Drama of the Gifted Child

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786743612
Release Date: 2008-12-15
Genre: Psychology

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786743612
Release Date: 2008-12-15
Genre: Psychology

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

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Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465016901
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Psychology

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their ”love.” Alice Miller writes, ”When I used the word ’gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb… Without this ’gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.” But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465016944
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Psychology

A psychological study by a Swiss psychoanalyst examines the upbringing of talented children by their often narcissistic and unwittingly hurtful parents

The Truth Will Set You Free

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465004621
Release Date: 2007-03-21
Genre: Psychology

More than twenty years ago, a little-known Swiss psychoanalyst wrote a book that changed the way many people viewed themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving Drama of the Gifted Child showed how parents unconsciously form and deform the emotional lives of their children. Alice Miller's stories about the roots of suffering in childhood resonated with readers, and her book soon became a backlist best seller.In The Truth Will Set You Free Miller returns to the intensely personal tone and themes of her best-loved work. Only by embracing the truth of our past histories can any of us hope to be free of pain in the present, she argues. Miller uses vivid true stories to reveal the perils of early-childhood mistreatment and the dangers of mindless obedience to parental will. Drawing on the latest research on brain development, she shows how spanking and humiliation produce dangerous levels of denial, which leads in turn to emotional blindness and to mental barriers that cut off awareness and the ability to learn new ways of acting. If this cycle repeats itself, the grown child will perpetrate the same abuse on later generations--a message vitally important, especially given the increasing popularity of programs like Tough Love and of "child disciplinarians" like James Dobson. The Truth Will Set You Free will provoke and inform all readers who want to know Alice Miller's latest thinking on this important subject.

Paths of Life

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786727292
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Psychology

Several poignant scenarios and two essays of reflection focus on a range of issues—from birth, motherhood, and partnership to hatred, cults, and the Holocaust. In this updated tenth anniversary edition, Alice Miller offers new reflections on the transformative power of childhood.

Banished Knowledge

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307816917
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Psychology

In direct opposition to the Freudian drive theory, the author of the best-selling The Drama Of The Gifted Child believes that children, at birth, are inherently good, and she traces all forms of criminal deeds to past mistreatments.

China on the Mind

Author: Christopher Bollas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415669764
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Philosophy

Several thousand years ago Indo-European culture diverged into two ways of thinking; one went West, the other East. Tracing their differences, Christopher Bollas examines how these mentalities are now converging once again, notably in the practice of psychoanalysis. Creating a freely associated comparison between western psychoanalysts and eastern philosophers, Bollas demonstrates how the Eastern use of poetry evolved as a collective way to house the individual self. On one hand he links this tradition to the psychoanalytic praxes of Winnicott and Khan, which he relates to Daoism in their privileging of solitude and non verbal forms of communicating. On the other, Bollas examines how Jung, Bion and Rosenfeld, assimilate the Confucian ethic that sees the individual and group mind as a collective, while Freudian psychoanalysis he argues has provided an unconscious meeting place of both viewpoints. Bollas's intriguing book will be of interest to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, Orientalists, and those concerned with cultural studies.

The Person of the Therapist Training Model

Author: Harry J. Aponte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317514770
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Psychology

The Person of the Therapist Training Model presents a model that prepares therapists to make active and purposeful use of who they are, personally and professionally, in all aspects of the therapeutic process—relationship, assessment and intervention. The authors take a process that seems vague and elusive, the self-of-the-therapist work, and provide a step-by-step description of how to conceptualize, structure, and implement a training program designed to facilitate the creation of effective therapists, who are skilled at using their whole selves in their encounters with clients. This book looks to make conscious and planned use of a therapist’s race, gender, culture, values, life experience, and in particular, personal vulnerabilities and struggles in how he or she relates and works with clients. This evidence-supported resource is ideal for clinicians, supervisors, and training programs.

For Your Own Good

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374522693
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Family & Relationships

An analysis of the roots of violence examines the impact of traditional child rearing practices on human violence in adulthood

Free from Lies Discovering Your True Needs

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393338508
Release Date: 2010-06-07
Genre: Psychology

"A clarion call from one of the great psychological mins of our time." Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, San Francisco --

Hothouse Kids

Author: Alissa Quart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201602
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: Social Science

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Making Sense of Suffering

Author: J. Konrad Stettbacher
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452011590
Release Date: 1994-12-01
Genre: Psychology

Stettbacher describes the revolutionary form of therapy known as primal therapy-a four-step program that teaches adults how to be the caring, conscious protector of the hurt inner child.