Nietzsche Trauma and Overcoming

Author: Uri Wernik

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622733525

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

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"Nietzsche Trauma and Overcoming " shows that Nietzsche suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and most probably was a victim of childhood sex abuse. I bring convincing evidence from his texts to support these claims, along with a discussion of corroborating psychological findings on these issues. I show that he teaches coping with pain and suffering, based on his life experience, with lessons from the school of war, the wisdom of reinterpretation, and artistic activity. His three themes of the Superman, Eternal Recurrence, and the Will to Power, the heart of his philosophy and psychology, are understood in a new light, in relation to his personal suffering and overcoming. The book criticizes the attempts to diagnose Nietzsche as suffering from various psychiatric disorders, psychoanalyze him as a fatherless child grown old, and outing him as a closet homosexual. These approaches lead to a dead-end. Firstly, it is impossible to prove that someone is a paragon of mental health, not a covert homosexual, and unmoved by a parent’s death. Secondly, these speculations explain only a small part of Nietzsche’s personal statements, found in his writings. Thirdly, and most importantly, they do not change our understanding of his ideas and how they were arrived at; they do not increase our appreciation of him; and do not leave us with any lessons for life (the goal of any good writing according to Nietzsche).

An Aspie’s Guide to Overcoming Poor Self-Esteem

Author: Tony Attwood,Craig Evans,Anita Lesko

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501204

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 52

View: 7512

Low self-esteem is a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome and this ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for coping strategies that really work. Alexis Wineman, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, and more offer guidance based on their personal experiences of boosting their self-esteem and self-confidence and the ebook ends with professional analysis and recommendations from world expert Dr. Tony Attwood. This inspirational advice comes from the bestselling book Been There. Done That. Try This!, written by Aspies for Aspies, now available in short Aspie Mentor Guides!

Overcoming Dictatorships

Author: Jutta Vinzent

Publisher: Kerber Verlag


Category: Art

Page: 94

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Overcoming Dictatorships explores art produced in response to the collapse of political authoritarian systems in 1989, particularly those of the Soviet bloc. A case in point is the visual work and discussions of ten artists who have bean selected and commissioned by 'Overcoming Dictatorships', a 2006-09 project generously funded by the European Union (EU). It aims to create a dialogue on post-dictatorial experiences among participants from countries designated as 'East' and 'West' Europe. Their works represent attempts to overcome collective identity formations of the past (i.e. the Soviet bloc, National Socialism and Fascism), critically engage with the fear of new dictatorships (including consumerism, globalization and mass media) and question 'western' political and social-economic uniformities (including the EU). Hence Overcoming Dictatorships challenges compartmentalized thinking and thus attempts to overcome authoritarianism. It is not the intention to add another pillar to a proclaimed European cultural heritage, but rather to contribute to bridging the East and the West, exposing the concepts of East and West Europe as in transition, which, as dominant cultural reference points for the contemporary visual, may also be on the way out, being replaced by an endless variety of issues, themes and positions.

An Introduction to Self-help for Distressing Voices

Author: Cassie Hazell,Mark Hayward,Clara Strauss,David Kingdon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472140338

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 3562

An invaluable guide to dealing with distressing voices from leading experts Hearing voices can be highly distressing and impact our health, well-being and day-to-day lives. This self-help guide explains what voices are, what causes them and how to cope with this distressing experience.. Using clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, this book will help you to recognise the link between your thoughts, beliefs and relationships, and the distressing voices you hear. This book will help you to: · Understand the voices and cope with them more effectively · Explore and re-evaluate beliefs that you hold about yourself and the voices · Develop some assertiveness skills · Set personal goals for the future


Author: Dr. Ashok T Chakravarthy

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482855801

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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This fifth collection of poems, titled "Reflections," comprising one hundred poems of Dr. Ashok T. Chakravarthy, primarily concentrate on key universal issues of concern. The poems promote welfare-oriented universal concepts viz., universal peace and brotherhood, protection of environment, concern for nature, care for children rights, the priceless feelings for a mother and so on. The poet's quest for world peace is focused in quite a number of poems, and the feelings that peace remains an essential imperative to be inculcated in world citizens. Despite disappointments and conflicts still existing elsewhere, the poet takes it as his moral duty to promote his chosen concepts on environment protection, children welfare, nature and so on. The task to promote and protect universal culture does not lag behind. His thirst to contribute the best of poetry to safeguard universal values, ideologies, and religions is visible in his poems and stokes serene feelings in every reader. These recurring aspirations in the poet's thoughts and in particular the incessant longing to express them through poetry compositions is worth a rare phenomenon which ought to be recognized as a rare poetic talent. Most of the verses of Dr. Ashok T. Chakravarthy are literary kits that give good rhythm when tuned to music for enlivening the lyrical philosophy. The poet's pursuit to strengthen the ideals of peace in every world citizen, every nation and in every peace-yearning youth have carved a niche in the hearts of several citizens across the world. This particular volume invites a strong literary debate that will upsurge the advocacy for the changes it strives to uphold across global boundaries.

Melanie Klein

Author: Meira Likierman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826451942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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Melanie Klein remains one of the most important and influential figures in psychoanalysis. Klein pioneered the analysis of children and applied her insights on the infantile origins of unconscious drives to adult analysis.Meira Likierman's study is the best available introduction to Melanie Klein's thought and work.

Remembering Mass Violence

Author: Steven High,Edward Little,Thi Ry Duong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666595

Category: History

Page: 376

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Remembering Mass Violence breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works. A model of community-university collaboration, it includes contributions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, survivors of mass violence, and performers and artists who have created works based on these events. This anthology is global in focus, with essays on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. At its core is a productive tension between public and private memory, a dialogue between autobiography and biography, and between individual experience and societal transformation. Remembering Mass Violence will appeal to oral historians, digital practitioners and performance-based artists around the world, as well researchers and activists involved in human rights research, migration studies, and genocide studies.

Queering Religion, Religious Queers

Author: Yvette Taylor,Ria Snowdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135013764

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 4498

This collection considers how religious identity interplays with other forms and contexts of identity, specifically those related to sexual identity. It asks how these intersections are formed, negotiated and resisted across time and places, including the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and the Global South. Questions around ‘queer’ engagements in same-sex marriages, civil partnerships and other practices (e.g. adoption) have created a number of provoking stances and policy provisions – but what remains unanswered is how people experience and situate themselves within sometimes competing, or ‘contradictory’, moments as ‘religious queers’ who may be tasked with ‘queering religion’. Additionally, the presumed paradoxes of ‘marriage’, queer sexuality, religion and youth combine to generate a noteworthy generational absence. This leads to questions about where ‘religious queers’ reside, resist and relate experiences of intersecting religious and sexual lives. In looking at interconnectedness, this collection offers international contributions which bridge the ‘contradictions’ in queering religion and in making visible ‘religious queers.’ It provides insight into older and younger people’s understandings of religiosity, queer cultures, and religious groups. A small but active religious minority in the US has received much attention for its anti-gay political activity; much less attention has been paid to the more positive, supportive role that religious-based groups play in e.g. providing housing, education and political advocacy for queer youth. Queer methodologies and intersectional approaches offer a lens both theoretically and methodologically to uncover the salience of related social divisions and identities. This collection is both innovative and sensitive to ‘blended’ identities and their various enactments.