Why Is It Always About You

Author: Sandy Hotchkiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106533
Size: 64.50 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7235
In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.


Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 1932479716
Size: 23.86 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 654

The Cult Next Door

Author: Judith L. Carlone
Publisher: Two Poles Press, LLC
ISBN: 1576333000
Size: 60.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7090
During Thanksgiving vacation of her freshman year at Swarthmore College (1977), Elizabeth, at her mother's insistence, attended a "stress-reduction" session with a biofeedback technician on staff at a Manhattan psychologist's office. During that first visit, this man filled her ears with prophetic visions of a glorious future--the inheritance of those fortunate few who might choose to accompany him. His confidence and charisma entranced her, and she soon recruited two of her college roommates. When the psychologist fired his assistant two years later, Elizabeth and her mother followed. Over the next decade, this man, a malevolent genius and master of manipulating metaphysical concepts to benefit a self-serving agenda, organized a small, dedicated band of followers. "The Group" evolved into an incestuous family--a cult. Their brainwashed minds became fused with a distinctive, New Age doctrine. A coterie of spiritual "Navy Seals", they scrambled in terror, training to survive the inevitable cataclysm--one man's divine vision of Armageddon. Subsequent to a momentous event in August 1994, with the guru as high priest, "The Black Dog Religion" was born. Elizabeth sank into a pit of despair, darker than she ever could have imagined was possible. From the adolescent gullibility which seduced her astray, to the enlightenment which led her to freedom, you will travel an incredible journey. For anyone who has ever been trapped by a person who would not let them go, within this book lies a message of hope.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Anne Kearns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429907931
Size: 38.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5081
The Seven Deadly Sins? grew out of a post-qualification training course of the same name. It aims to make more accessible some concepts from the world of psychoanalysis, self-psychology and affective neuroscience, as well as commenting on the challenge of working "in the real world". This is achieved by offering an integrative and anecdotal perspective on issues that have been generally un- or under-explored in trainings that have a humanistic emphasis, issues such as envy, shame, love and hate, trauma, addiction, money, and eating disorders. These issues are illustrated through the judicious use of clinical case studies. Various "maps" are provided to assist the supervisor and clinician in holding opposing diagnostic models and in working with psychotherapy and counselling trainees.The chapters can be read in isolation, which makes the book an ideal tool for the supervisor and clinician to use in response to specific issues.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Steven Schwartz
Publisher: Gramercy
Size: 69.59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4045
¸ PRIDE ¸ ENVY ¸ ANGER ¸ COVETOUSNESS ¸ GLUTTONY ¸ SLOTH ¸ LUST AND THEN THERE IS SIN ITSELF! From the Old Testament to W.C. Fields; Anonymous to Cary Grant, many words have been expressed on behalf of Sin, and the seven deadliest of them. This book is a riotous collection of 1,500 of these quotes. With amusing line drawings, and a foreword by James Finn Garner, bestselling author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, that reassures the sinner not to feel guilty all the time, THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS is so witty, wise, and entertaining that it's a downright sin! Pride: "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you're wonderful." --Ann Landers Envy: "Jealousy is all the fun you think they had." --Erica Jong Anger: "Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions." --Booth Tarkington Covetousness: "The point is, you can't be too greedy." --Donald Trump Gluttony: "Better belly burst than good liquor be lost." --Jonathan Swift Sloth: "Never do today what you can do as well tomorrow." --Aaron Burr Lust: "Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." --George Bernard Shaw Sin: "When choosing between two evils, I always take the one I've never tried before." --Mae West With a brief introduction to each sin as well as a definition and many, many synonyms (in case you thought what you did was not really sinful!), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS and its 1,500 quotations is delicious, delightful--and devilish!

Sweet Ruin

Author: Tony Hoagland
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299135843
Size: 13.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 203
Tony Hoagland captures the recognizably American landscape of a man of his generation: sex, friendship, rock and roll, cars, high optimism, and disillusion. With what Robert Pinsky has called “the saving vulgarity of American poetry,” Hoagland’s small biographies of destruction reveal that defeat is a natural prelude to grace and loss a kind of threshold to freedom. “A remarkable book. Without any rhetorical straining, with a disarming witty directness, these poems manage to transform every subject they touch, from love to politics, reaching out from the local and the personal to place the largest issues in the context of feeling. It’s hard to think of a recent book that succeeds with equal grace in fusing the truth-telling and the lyric impulse, clarity and song, in a way that produces such consistent pleasure and surprise.”—Carl Dennis “This is wonderful poetry: exuberant, self-assured, instinct with wisdom and passion.”—Carolyn Kizer “There is a fine strong sense in these poems of real lives being lived in a real world. This is something I greatly prize. And it is all colored, sometimes brightly, by the poet’s own highly romantic vision of things, so that what we may think we already know ends up seeming rich and strange.”—Donald Justice “In Sweet Ruin, we’re banging along the Baja of our little American lives, spritzing truth from our lapels, elbowing our compadres, the Seven Deadly Sins. Maybe we’re unhappy in a less than tragic way, but our ruin requires of us a love and understanding and loyalty just as deep and sweet as any tragic hero’s. And it’s all the more poignant in a sad and funny way because the purpose of this forced spiritual march, Hoagland seems to be saying, is to leave ourselves behind. Undoubtedly, you will recognize among the body count many of your selves.”—Jack Myers

Metaphysical Divine Wisdom On Universal Physical Spiritual And Soul Love

Author: Kevin Hunter
Publisher: Kevin Hunter
ISBN: 1733196250
Size: 19.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3865
The point of all existence in the end is connected to love, whether that is love for another person, self-love, or universal and spiritual love. One of the main reasons all souls are here is to learn the nature of love. Love is to understand that even the most heinous person in your eyes has love built deep down in the core of their soul. When you are in Heaven you truly understand what Universal love feels like. Love is the most powerful vibration that exists throughout all of time and space. Displaying hatred doesn’t take much effort, but to show love requires a complete soul do over in order to get back to that space your soul was born with. Love will always cost you something, whether that's time or energy. Love will cost you pride when you need to let go of something that someone else did and extend the olive branch. Universal, Physical, Spiritual and Soul Love examines one of the most powerful vibrations that exists and that is love. There are divinely guided discussions on what it means to display Universal love and spiritual love. There is a heavy emphasis on the connection nature between souls from the karmic to soul mates and twin flames, before devoting a good chunk on the practical, which is of great interest in the physical world. The mid-section of this acts as a dating and relationship guide to finding a quality mate in a world dominated by the darkness of ego. This is coupled with the challenges and benefits to finding and keeping love in a language that resides within the cold technology sphere. It would be awesome if every single person on the planet was keenly aware of their innate psychic abilities built into their soul’s DNA, because then Earth would be as close to Heaven as feasibly possible. There would be never-ending joy, peace, and love for every soul. Everyone would be operating from a higher vibration while moving mountains in the process. We see this kind of amazing uplifting joy in others when they’re in a high vibrational state. Universal, Physical, Spiritual and Soul Love has the goal and intention of filling the reader with as much as love as possible with the hope that it can motivate one soul back into their soul’s natural state of love. Some of the topics discussed in Universal, Physical, Spiritual and Soul Loveinclude: It’s All About Love, Creating the Life You Love, Self-Love and Self-Care, Karmic Soul Connections, Soul Mate Soul Connections, Twin Flame Soul Connections, The Benefits and Challenges of Technology Dating, Single and Longing for a Relationship, Love and Relationships, Love is a Battlefield, Seeking Love Through External Validation, Divine Soul Love, Love Yourself Back to Life, Bring Out the Good Vibrations, Universal Spiritual Love, andmuch more! Let more Light into your soul’s life with the Metaphysical Divine Wisdom collection of books. Each cover a variety of distinctive themes connected to the spiritual to the practical interwoven and back around again in a manner that is understood and palatable. The series includes Psychic Spirit Team Heaven Communication, theSoul’s Consciousness and Purpose, Manifesting Fearless Assertive Confidence, Balancing the Body, Mind, and Soul, Increasing Prayer with Faith for an Abundant Life, and Universal, Physical, Spiritual and Soul Love.