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We Slept At Last  [VINYL]
We Slept At Last [VINYL]
Offered by Assai-uk
Price: £17.75

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. Sure Marika is an up and coming star, 17 Feb. 2015
This review is from: We Slept At Last [VINYL] (Vinyl)
How am I first to review this album? Brilliant. Sure Marika is an up and coming star. Really like Skin and Undone, Undress. Vinyl is nice as apart from sounding better, has a 24 page booklet with it.


The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Onno van der Hart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.68

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant theory., 7 Jan. 2010
Anyone who works with people who are suffering from the effects of complex traumatization should read this book. There is so much in the book that it is hard to know where to start. It took me a while to read the whole book due to the complexity of the subject matter but it was such a worthwhile experience. There are even links to mindfulness in the concept of presentification, which trauma survivors find immensely difficult to achieve, but is an aim during phase oriented treatment. Also there are many definitions of dissociation but this theory illuminates that dissociation pertains to structural dissociation of the personality and not everyday alterations of consciousness. Read this book and it will help explain so many of the difficult questions in the area of complex traumatization.


Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond
Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond
by Paul F. Dell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £67.28

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic!, 29 Oct. 2009
This is really a superb achievement and contains an incredible amount of information about the dissociative disorders. There are chapters on the history, going back to Janet and cutting edge theories of Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID ). If you want one book on dissociation, this should be the one. Why for example is it important to understand DID? Well, Bromberg suggests that personality disorders are dissociation based and that understanding DID is the touchstone for understanding them. All, in all I would highly recommend this book......yes, it is expensive but you get 900 pages of very detailed information.


A Life in Pieces: The harrowing story of a woman with 17 personalities
A Life in Pieces: The harrowing story of a woman with 17 personalities
by Richard K. Baer
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable., 12 July 2008
This is a remarkable story of the truly awful abuse suffered by Karen and the subsequent splitting of her personality, an act that saved her. Her long journey with Dr Baer is equally remarkable and immediately it is apparent how important the therapeutic relationship is. Without such a relationship all that followed would not be possible.
There is so much to say about this book and I would recommend it to therapists, psychology students, and to anyone who is interested in the mind and the effects of severe long term abuse or those who want to read a moving story. I would have liked a little more theory in the book about DID and how exactly Karen's alters formed and maybe some theoretical musings on the abusers as their behaviour was truly abhorent. The alters did a good job of explaining the function of each but I am left wondering if perhaps we all have aspects of multiplicity? The book, 'Multiplicity' by Rita Carter does suggest that.
Yesterday I spotted a book review by Karen as she has started reading books on DID, and this prompted my review. This is a book that will long stay in my mind, and I admire Dr Baer for his dedication to Karen. If he had stuck to rigid boundaries, Karen might not be around today. Finally, how can I finish without a few words for Karen? To have suffered such abuse and then to have faced it over 18 years of therapy, shows a woman who despite the worst the world could throw at her, has incredible bravery and resilience. I am sure that readers of this book wish you well on your continued journey.......I certainly do. Your words will help many people. Lastly, a final word on the alters, in that you have many beautiful parts within you and they are all you.


Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction
Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction
by Diana Sanders
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional overview, 28 Mar. 2008
I really do recommend this book for anyone who wants a concise introduction to CBT. It also helps to dismiss many of the myths of CBT, for example that the past is not important and that the therapeutic relationship is not an area covered by cognitive therapists. Additionally, I like the way the authors quote Beck's original texts but they also discuss such areas as hot thoughts and different modes of mind i.e. rational and experiential and what interventions might then be used. By co-incidence I came across a strong criticism of CBT in the book 'Shoot the Dam Dog' by Sally Brampton. Whilst reading her account it would seem that the quality of CBT delivered was questionable, however one of her criticisms was that CBT only believes thoughts beget emotions and not the other way round.......this is where the experiential mind kicks in and overall this book helps the reader to see that research is ongoing, and that there is much more to CBT than many people think. For anyone training in CBT this is a must have book for the bookshelf......that of course is an assumption!


The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappines: Guided Meditation Practices for the Mindful Way Through Depression
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappines: Guided Meditation Practices for the Mindful Way Through Depression
by Mark Williams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.27

186 of 196 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deceptively simple., 26 July 2007
I completed the 10 week course with the author Mark Williams and can confirm that he is an excellent role model for mindfulness. This book will become a classic in the way the 'green' book is becoming ( Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression ). Mindfulness techniques have been around for over 2000 years and whilst they can appear deceptively simple, the mind finds many ways to avoid doing them! The enclosed CD has 77 minutes of different practices. For anyone wanting to learn more about thoughts being just thoughts and how to develop new ways of responding to them and thus lifting the veil of depression, this book is a great place to start.


Learning Cognitive-behavioral Therapy: An Illustrated Guide (Core Competencies in Psychotherapy)
Learning Cognitive-behavioral Therapy: An Illustrated Guide (Core Competencies in Psychotherapy)
by Monica Ramirez Basco
Edition: Paperback
Price: £44.10

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough., 26 July 2007
This is a book that has alot of up to date information and is particulary helpful for trainee Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. Easy to understand and the DVD is a bonus as the vignettes highlight many of the techniques described.


The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Penguin Classics)
The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Penguin Classics)
by Gyurme Dorje
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 157 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immense., 14 Nov. 2005
Having just recieved this book, I wonder if I will ever have time to read it. It is a stunning piece of work that has been hidden away for centuries. A must have for any buddhist library.


The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most
The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most
by Dis-mgo Mkhyen-brtse Rab-gsal-zla-ba
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless advice., 8 Mar. 2005
This is a wonderful book that has an incredible amount of wisdom. It does not matter if you are a buddhist or an aetheist, it is just not possible to read this book and not benefit from some of the verses. Personally I do not believe in re-incarnation and therefore those verses do not resonate, but it does not matter. There is plenty of advice to achieve peace of mind. The beauty of a book like this ( and buddhism in general ) is that it is not rigid....just listen to what makes sense and ignore that which does not.


Kirikou and the Sorceress [DVD]
Kirikou and the Sorceress [DVD]
Dvd ~ Doudou Gueye Thiaw
Price: £9.61

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different, 5 Jan. 2004
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Firstly I have to say I have not watched this in its entirety, but watched over half of it on holiday with our 2 young boys who were captivated. It is so different to anything else and is quite enthralling. I have just ordered 4 more copies as I know no one else will have it! Go on - try it!


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