Group How One Therapist And A Circle Of Strangers Saved My Life

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Group Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christie Tate
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Often hilarious and ultimately very touching.” —People “Have you ever read a book that made you want to hug the author?” —Reese Witherspoon “This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the most startlingly hopeful books I have ever read.” —Lisa Taddeo, New York Times bestselling author of Three Women The refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself. Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her despite her achievements? Enter Dr. Rosen, a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups, he can transform her life. All she has to do is show up and be honest. About everything—her eating habits, childhood, sexual history, etc. Christie is skeptical, insisting that that she is defective, beyond cure. But Dr. Rosen issues a nine-word prescription that will change everything: “You don’t need a cure. You need a witness.” So begins her entry into the strange, terrifying, and ultimately life-changing world of group therapy. Christie is initially put off by Dr. Rosen’s outlandish directives, but as her defenses break down and she comes to trust Dr. Rosen and to depend on the sessions and the prescribed nightly phone calls with various group members, she begins to understand what it means to connect. Group is a deliciously addictive read, and with Christie as our guide—skeptical of her own capacity for connection and intimacy, but hopeful in spite of herself—we are given a front row seat to the daring, exhilarating, painful, and hilarious journey that is group therapy—an under-explored process that breaks you down, and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally fit.

The Misfit's Manifesto

The Misfit's Manifesto Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A self-defined misfit makes a powerful case for not fitting in—for recognizing the beauty, and difficulty, in forging an original path. A misfit is a person who missed fitting in, a person who fits in badly, or this: a person who is poorly adapted to new situations and environments. It’s a shameful word, a word no one typically tries to own. Until now. Lidia Yuknavitch is a proud misfit. That wasn’t always the case. It took Lidia a long time to not simply accept, but appreciate, her misfit status. Having flunked out of college twice (and maybe even a third time that she’s not going to tell you about), with two epic divorces under her belt, an episode of rehab for drug use, and two stints in jail, she felt like she would never fit in. She was a hopeless misfit. She’d failed as daughter, wife, mother, scholar—and yet the dream of being a writer was stuck like “a small sad stone” in her throat. The feeling of not fitting in is universal. The Misfit’s Manifesto is for misfits around the world—the rebels, the eccentrics, the oddballs, and anyone who has ever felt like she was messing up. It’s Lidia’s love letter to all those who can’t ever seem to find the “right” path. She won’t tell you how to stop being a misfit—quite the opposite. In her charming, poetic, funny, and frank style, Lidia will reveal why being a misfit is not something to overcome, but something to embrace. Lidia also encourages her fellow misfits not to be afraid of pursuing goals, how to stand up, how to ask for the things they want most. Misfits belong in the room, too, she reminds us, even if their path to that room is bumpy and winding. An important idea that transcends all cultures and countries, this book has created a brave and compassionate community for misfits, a place where everyone can belong.

Summary & Analysis of Group

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: In Group, Christie Tate documents her struggles with loneliness and a long-term eating disorder and narrates how an eccentric therapist and his small group of clients gave her a new lease on life. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - How keeping secrets hurts relationships and individual well-being - How vulnerability is the antidote to loneliness and feelings of unbelonging - Editorial Review - Background on Christie Tate About the Original Book: Group is Christie Tate’s raw and brutally honest account of the years the Chicago-based writer spent in Dr. Rosen’s psychotherapy groups and the transformation she experienced as a result. At the start, Tate is a recovering bulimic harboring the deep conviction that she is unlovable and repressing suicidal thoughts. When she joins Dr. Rosen’s groups, she learns to overcome her fear of being truly seen and begins to open up to her group mates about her troubled childhood, disordered eating, and other aspects of her life that her old self would fight to keep hidden. When everything comes out, she finally gets out of her own way and starts connecting—first with herself, then with Dr. Rosen and her group mates, and then with colleagues and other people around her. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Group. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at] with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: to purchase a copy of the original book.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Gottlieb
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! “Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric “This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global “Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.”—Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author of Quiet From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell. With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is rev­olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per­sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal­ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Mehler Paperny
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0735272840
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Award-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny's stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and her quest to explore what we know and don't know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population--providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions. As fascinating as it is heartrending, as outrageously funny as it is serious, it is a must-read for anyone impacted by depression--and that's pretty much everybody. Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers. Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me tracks Anna's quest for knowledge and her desire to get well. Impeccably reported, it is a profoundly compelling story about the human spirit and the myriad ways we treat (and fail to treat) the disease that accounts for more years swallowed up by disability than any other in the world.

Monopolies Suck

Monopolies Suck Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Hubbard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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An urgent and witty manifesto, Monopolies Suck shows how monopoly power is harming everyday Americans and practical ways we can all fight back. Something’s not right. No matter how hard you work, life seems to only get harder. When your expenses keep going up but your income stays flat, when you’re price-gouged buying medicine for your child’s life-threatening allergy, when you live in a hyped-up state of fear and anxiety, monopoly power is playing a key role. In Monopolies Suck, antitrust expert and director at the Open Markets Institute, Sally Hubbard, shows us the seven ways big corporations rule our lives—and what must be done to stop them. Throughout history, monopolists who controlled entire industries like railroads and oil were aptly called “robber barons” because they extracted wealth from everyone else—and today’s monopolies are no different. By charging high prices, skirting taxes, and reducing our pay and economic opportunities, they are not only stealing our money, but also robbing us of innovation and choice, as market dominance prevents new companies from challenging them. They’re robbing us of the ability to take care of our sick, a healthy food supply, and a habitable planet by using business practices that deplete rather than generate. They’re a threat to our private lives, fair elections, a robust press, and ultimately, the American Dream that so many of us are striving for. In this slim, accessible guide, Sally Hubbard gives us an easy-to-understand overview of the history of monopolies and antitrust law, and urges us to use our voices, votes, and wallets to protest monopoly power. Emboldened by the previous century when we successfully broke up monopoly power in the US, we have the tools to dismantle corporate power again today—before their lobbying threatens to undermine our economy and democracy for generations to come.

The Unit

The Unit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ninni Holmqvist
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One day in early spring, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material. She is promised a nicely furnished apartment inside the Unit, where she will make new friends, enjoy the state of the art recreation facilities, and live the few remaining days of her life in comfort with people who are just like her. Here, women over the age of fifty and men over sixty–single, childless, and without jobs in progressive industries–are sequestered for their final few years; they are considered outsiders. In the Unit they are expected to contribute themselves for drug and psychological testing, and ultimately donate their organs, little by little, until the final donation. Despite the ruthless nature of this practice, the ethos of this near-future society and the Unit is to take care of others, and Dorrit finds herself living under very pleasant conditions: well-housed, well-fed, and well-attended. She is resigned to her fate and discovers her days there to be rather consoling and peaceful. But when she meets a man inside the Unit and falls in love, the extraordinary becomes a reality and life suddenly turns unbearable. Dorrit is faced with compliance or escape, and…well, then what? THE UNIT is a gripping exploration of a society in the throes of an experiment, in which the “dispensable” ones are convinced under gentle coercion of the importance of sacrificing for the “necessary” ones. Ninni Holmqvist has created a debut novel of humor, sorrow, and rage about love, the close bonds of friendship, and about a cynical, utilitarian way of thinking disguised as care. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Book of Scoundrels

A Book of Scoundrels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Whibley
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1595400125
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - There are other manifestations of greatness than to relieve suffering or to wreck an empire. Julius Caesar and John Howard are not the only heroes who have smiled upon the world. In the supreme adaptation of means to an end there is a constant nobility, for neither ambition nor virtue is the essential of a perfect action. How shall you contemplate with indifference the career of an artist whom genius or good guidance has compelled to exercise his peculiar skill, to indulge his finer aptitudes? A masterly theft rises in its claim to respect high above the reprobation of the moralist. The scoundrel, when once justice is quit of him, has a right to be appraised by his actions, not by their effect; and he dies secure in the knowledge that he is commonly more distinguished, if he be less loved, than his virtuous contemporaries. While murder is wellnigh as old as life, property and the pocket invented theft, late-born among the arts. It was not until avarice had devised many a cunning trick for the protection of wealth, until civilisation had multiplied the forms of portable property, that thieving became a liberal and an elegant profession. True, in pastoral society, the lawless man was eager to lift cattle, to break down the barrier between robbery and warfare. But the contrast is as sharp between the savagery of the ancient reiver and the polished performance of Captain Hind as between the daub of the pavement and the perfection of Velasquez.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
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#1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Good Morning, Monster

Good Morning, Monster Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gildiner
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ISBN: 0735236976
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A therapist creates moving portraits of five of her most memorable patients, men and women she considers psychological heroes. Catherine Gildiner is a bestselling memoirist, a novelist, and a psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years. In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame enormous trauma--people she considers heroes. With a novelist's storytelling gift, Gildiner recounts the details of their struggles, their paths to recovery, and her own tale of growth as a therapist. The five cases include a successful but lonely musician suffering sexual dysfunction; a young woman whose father abandoned her and her siblings in a rural cottage; an Indigenous man who'd endured great trauma at a residential school; a young woman whose abuse at the hands of her father led to a severe personality disorder; and a glamorous workaholic whose negligent mother had greeted her each morning with "Good morning, Monster." Each patient presents a mystery, one that will only be unpacked over years. They seek Gildiner's help to overcome an immediate challenge in their lives, but discover that the source of their suffering has been long buried. It will take courage to face those realities, and creativity and resourcefulness from their therapist. Each patient embodies self-reflection, stoicism, perseverance, and forgiveness as they work unflinchingly to face the truth. Gildiner's account of her journeys with them is moving, insightful, and sometimes humorous. It offers a behind-the-scenes look into the therapist's office and explains how the process can heal even the most unimaginable wounds.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edmund J. Bourne
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Celebrating 30 years as a classic in its field and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook is an unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. Tackle the fears that hold you back with this go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: Relaxation and breathing techniques New research on exposure therapy for phobias Lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition tips Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this fully revised and updated seventh edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find new information on relapse prevention after successful treatment, and updates on medication, cannabis derivatives, ketamine, exposure, nutrition, spirituality, the latest research in neurobiology, and more. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book provides the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a meaningful and happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy.

Marry Him

Marry Him Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Gottlieb
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185201
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An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right. You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right? But what if he doesn’t? Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do? In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.

Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Isay
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By the author of Walking on Eggshells, a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and those who discover what has long been hidden. Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. This book explores the impact of keeping secrets and the power of truth. Secrets can damage our sense of self and our relationships. Even so, Jane Isay has found, people survive learning the most disturbing facts that have been hidden from them. And secret keepers are relieved when they finally reveal themselves—even the things they are ashamed of—to the people they care about. Much depends, Isay writes, on the way of telling and the way of hearing. Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage her husband admitted he was gay, but together they decided to keep it a secret for the sake of their two sons. Building on her personal experience, sixty intimate interviews, and extensive research into the psychology of secrets, Isay shows how the pain of secrets can be lightened by full disclosure, genuine apology, and time. Sometimes the truth sunders relationships, but often it saves them. Powered by detailed stories and Isay's compassionate analysis, Secrets and Lies reveals how universal secrets are in families. The big ones—affairs, homosexuality, parentage, suicide, abuse, hidden siblings—can be ruinous at first, but the effects need not last forever, and Isay shows us what makes the difference. With specific guidelines for those who keep secrets and those who find them out, Isay's book reveals the art of surviving a secret.


你不需治療,只需說出口 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 克莉絲蒂?塔特(Christie Tate)
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你不需治療,只需說出口 by 克莉絲蒂?塔特(Christie Tate) Summary

說出心中的話,可以讓人轉化,甚至拯救生命。 這是一本關於如何愛人與讓自己被愛,以及享受美好生命的精采之作! ★《也許你該找人聊聊》作者蘿蕊?葛利布大讚推薦! ★「瑞絲?薇絲朋讀書會」選書 ★ 2020年美國亞馬遜年度最佳好書 ★ 2020年10月CNN最佳圖書 ★《紐約時報》熱門暢銷書 ■ 方格正、王意中、有隻兔子、周志建、洪仲清、胡展誥、陳志恆、留佩萱、黃天豪、劉仲彬、蘇益賢──合力推薦 ■ 隨書超值好禮大放送:精采導讀、讀書會討論議題、作者訪談 改善飲食失調,只需打通電話給朋友報告自己吃了什麼? 要減輕恐懼,就在大家面前彈奏吉他? 對付失眠,只要睡前向周遭的人尋求肯定? 想要親密的關係,可以先學習吵一次架? 原來,想要擺脫各種心理障礙或改變惡習, 不需藥物、不需治療,只需有人見證。 法學院優等生克莉絲蒂?塔特儘管擁有了一切成就,卻覺得自己被深沉的悲哀與孤獨所纏繞,更不用說從小開始的神經性暴食、不斷干擾她的失眠問題,以及老是以失敗收場的親密關係,與在一旁伺機而動的死亡陰影。 因緣巧合下,她遇見了古怪的羅森醫師,戰戰兢兢地踏上令人畏懼又讓人重生的團體治療之旅。唯一的條件就是:必須在6名陌生人前完全坦白每一樣事情,不容許有祕密。 面對這樣的挑戰,還有羅森醫師看似荒謬的各種要求,她開始赤裸裸地剖析自己的心理和情緒,揭露自身靈魂的一切。聚會成員一次次幫助她放下防線,而她也一步步面對自己的恐懼、感受,並體驗到建立親密關係時必須付出的代價。自此,她明白了「聯繫」的真義,走上通往幸福的道路。 這是一場充滿恐懼、羞愧、憤怒、氣餒、不安、悲傷,到最終重獲與人、與自己連結的旅程。為了接受人類情感關係中的混亂現實,你我需要的不是解藥,而是見證者。 【好評推薦】 ● 留佩萱,美國諮商教育博士 在閱讀這本書時,我對於作者寫「要成為一個真實的人」非常有感觸。我們活在一個強調快樂的世界,社群網站的興盛更讓人與人之間的連結不再真實,而是充滿了比較和展示。要成為一位真實的人,就要好好面對自己—去面對和感受自己的所有情緒,情緒不需要被趕走,只需要一個被見證、被傾聽的空間。我非常感激作者如此真摯地分享她生命中經歷的議題,以及她如何在團體治療中,慢慢讓自己成為一個真實的人。希望這本書可以幫助每一個人開始看見自己,以及開始分享真實的自己。 ● 黃天豪,新田╱初色心理治療所首席顧問臨床心理師 有些故事使人愛不釋手,便想一口氣讀完;有些故事讓人縈繞心頭,更願一次次回味—我認為這本書兩者皆是!閱讀本書,我們將隨著一同見證與重新發現:祕密對生命的戕害、勇氣是改變的因也是果、敞開是親密的必要條件(但脆弱不安總伴隨而來)、而允許受傷才能依附相伴??身為心理師,跟著體驗團體治療與生命的歷程,縱有部分驚訝,但更多的是感動!我已推薦本書給許多案主,而我相信任何一個重視關係的人,都能從這本書得到共鳴! ● 方格正,臨床心理師 雖然早知道心理治療從來就不只有一種方式,讀完這本書仍讓我大開眼界—原來團體治療有如此多的可能、原來治療者與個案的關係可以如此真誠。我們時常知道,卻又不夠相信的是,親近的關係終將帶來療癒,能拯救彼此的,也就只有彼此。 ● 王意中,王意中心理治療所所長、臨床心理師 在團體治療中,精神科醫師或心理師的角色,總是耐人尋味。在團體動力的舞臺上,帶領者如同手持一面神奇的魔鏡,反映著團體參與者的生命,讓他們看見自己如同編、導、演,改寫著自己的人生腳本。時而扮演主角,時而轉為配角,時而化身觀眾,一次、一次又一次,整合了自己的過去、現在與放眼未來。擺好姿勢,舞動自己的人生。 ● 陳志恆,諮商心理師、暢銷作家 很多人都知道心理治療是一對一、個別性的,卻不知道還有所謂的「團體心理治療」。這本書讓你一窺團體治療的究竟,如何運作、如何發揮療效。不只是治療師,坐在你身旁一同接受治療的陌生人,都可能是使你人生蛻變的貴人。 ● 蘇益賢、臨床心理師 雖然書裡羅森醫師使用的治療策略,有些值得商榷之處。但做為一個故事,本書劇情一邊發展的同時,也讓許多團體治療的療效因子慢慢浮現。我們得以看見團體治療如何慢慢地轉化參與者的生命,一次一次地、一點一點地。 ● 瑞絲.薇斯朋,演員、好萊塢超級閱讀推手 這本令人難以置信的書,讓我在閱讀每一頁時都在想:「真希望我二十五歲時能讀過這本書。這對我有很大幫助!」不管日子是好是壞,我們都需要彼此。請與你所珍惜的一群朋友一起閱讀這本書。 ● 蘿蕊.葛利布,《也許你該找人聊聊》作者 在諮商師面前展現自己的靈魂需要勇氣,但加上六個陌生人時,這便成為一種信仰行為。在本書中,作者帶領我們踏上令人心碎又令人驚訝的救贖之旅,並在最後證明了這種聯繫的力量。最勇敢的舉動,也許就是作者與我們分享了她的故事,以及我們多幸運能見證她所做的一切。 ● 麗莎.塔迪奧,紐約時報暢銷書《三個女人》作者 普希金使我想要搬到俄羅斯、《小婦人》使我想要有姐妹,而這本書則讓我想倒退十年,與許多陌生人和一名薩滿醫師坐在一起,赤裸裸地活著。這本不受控的回憶錄是我讀過最令人震驚的書籍之一。它將使你想要變得更好。 ● 莎拉.海波拉,紐約時報暢銷書《關機:回想我藉酒遺忘的事》作者 這本書深深地吸引了我。真正的轉變並不適合膽小的人,在書中,作者捕捉了她在所有痛苦和歡喜中的演變,以及隨著我們成長而互相見證的美麗。這本書提醒我們:我們受到他人的傷害,但我們也可以被他人治癒。該死!我現在就想加入聚會。 ● 莉迪亞.約克娜薇琪,《格格不入的人生宣言》作者 在令人嘆為觀止的美麗和脆弱中,這本書從內到外講述一個身體的故事。痛苦和快樂之間有一段距離,而作者的身體就是這個詞。這本書將提醒你,即使你想放棄,也要回到自己身邊,去做讓你笑、讓你哭,幫助你呼吸的事情。這本書將挽救許多生命。 ● 艾達•卡胡恩,《什麼我們無法入睡》作者 絕望對我們有什麼實質上的幫助?在這本深具治療性的精采作品中,作者講述自己如何克服創傷並找到愛情的故事。對那些遭受失落、孤獨或冒牌者症候群的女性而言,這本書正是一個福音。她辛苦得來的致勝策略,就跟她說的一樣說來容易做來難:持續參與就對了。 ● 莎拉.蓋爾曼,亞馬遜編輯,年度好書評語 本書展現了從人生低谷攀向正常時,所展現的誠實、心碎和歡樂樣貌。說「這本書讓你又哭又笑」聽來很老套,但我保證你絕對會在閱讀時進入這樣的狀態,並進一步檢查自己的生活和幸福??即使你不想。 ● 《紐約時報》 作者克莉絲蒂.塔特來之不易的愛與被愛意願,最終塑造了一個直達混亂世界中心的故事,暗示著我們自己的局限和最深切的渴望,無論這場旅途將帶我們走向何方。 ● 《時人雜誌》 這條坦率的康復之路既有趣,最終也非常令人感動。 ● 美國國家公共電臺 作者克莉絲蒂.塔特的寫作,使讀者成為她的見證者,在她為自己的心理健康奮鬥的過程一邊看著、歡呼著??她不以成功治療者的身影出現,而是聚會的固定班底,並為此自豪,更有幸擊敗一些非凡的惡魔。這本書中有著始終如一的堅定和感激,以及對這群聚會成員的深厚情感。 ● 《早安美國》 有趣、充滿情感和見地。這本表現出色的書使讀者深入了解集體療法,肯定會引起轟動。 ● 《時代雜誌》 無所畏懼的坦率和脆弱性。 ● 《波士頓環球報》 狂野的旅程??完全是人生的真實寫照。 ● 《出版者週刊》(「星」級推薦) 令人眼花撩亂的回憶錄??讀者將被作者尋求真實而持久愛情的熱情和機智所吸引。 ● 《書目雜誌》(「星」級推薦) 這本作品展現了清晰、簡單、閃閃發光和智慧的奇妙組合。裡頭充滿引人入勝的敘事,使讀者能更了解自己的生活。 ● CNN 這本書使讀者踏上改變人生的復興之路,從而找到希望、人脈和新的生活方式。 【作者簡介】克莉絲蒂?塔特(Christie Tate) 芝加哥出身的作家與散文家、成功的律師,也是名心理治療患者。 其作品曾刊登在《紐約時報》《華盛頓日報》《芝加哥論壇報》《McSweeney 網路趨勢》與各大文學雜誌等。美國作家基斯?萊蒙(Kiese Laymon)將其散文《應許之地》入選2019年《新俄亥俄評論》秋季號的非文學競賽。 曾在《華盛頓郵報》上以專文討論女兒拒絕讓她把所有成長紀錄上傳到網路,積極捍衛自身隱私權。結果被廣為轉載,還有上百名網友留言討論。 其文壇出道作品《你不需治療,只需說出口》於2020年10月出版後,成為《紐約時報》暢銷書、瑞絲?薇絲朋讀書會選書,以及亞馬遜當年度最佳書籍。她希望這本書能夠幫助大眾重獲力量、享受美好人生。 【譯者簡介】魯宓 德州大學藝術碩士。