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The act of living : what the great psychologists can teach us about surviving discontent in an age of anxiety / Frank Tallis.

The act of living : what the great psychologists can teach us about surviving discontent in an age of anxiety / Frank Tallis.
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158.1 TALL
Adult Non Fiction   Bankstown . . On Loan, Reserved . 10 Mar 2021
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ISBN 9781408711361 (paperback)
Name Tallis, Frank author.
Title The act of living : what the great psychologists can teach us about surviving discontent in an age of anxiety / Frank Tallis.
Published London : Little, Brown, 2021.
©2021
Description 343 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Talking: leaving the silent theater -- 2. Security: primal needs -- 3. Insight: the heart has its reasons -- 4. Distortion: warped mirrors -- 5. Identity: the divided self -- 6 Narrative: life story -- 7. Narcissism: gazing into the pond -- 8. Sex: mortal vehicles -- 9. Inferiority: the consolations of inadequacy -- 10. Wants: the acquisition trap -- 11. Adversity: rooted sorrows -- 12. Meaning: reasons to exist -- 13. Acceptance: a flower that blossoms only for a single night.
Summary THE ACT OF LIVING treats psychotherapy as a single, cohesive philosophical tradition. It synthesises the thinking of the principal figures in the history of psychotherapy (e.g. Freud, Jung, Adler, Frankl, Rogers, Fromm, Ellis and Laing) with a view to providing the reader with an accessible and practical guide to optimal living.
Subjects Self-realization
Happiness
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Psychotherapy -- History
Reservations Queue 3
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