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The Resource Beyond Therapy : Igniting Life Focus Community Movements, Erving Polster

Beyond Therapy : Igniting Life Focus Community Movements, Erving Polster

Label
Beyond Therapy : Igniting Life Focus Community Movements
Title
Beyond Therapy
Title remainder
Igniting Life Focus Community Movements
Statement of responsibility
Erving Polster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Beyond Therapy, Erving Polster examines the role of "life focus" in three of society's most familiar activities: ordinary conversation, the arts, and religion. He shows the life focus movement to be an indivisible complement to just simply living. In proposing a paradigm shift from psychotherapy's priority for changing people's troubled lives into the complementary purpose of illuminating their lives, the author invites the participation of many people who do not seek remedial treatment for emotional or psychological problems. Polster incorporates a broader scenario for enhancing attention through community groups, showing that the convergence of people's minds on commonly important life themes creates enlightenment. This interlocked focus amplifies the ensuing conversational content and creates a meditation-like absorption. This kind of pointed focus, argues Polster, has the power to colour the lives of the participants. This work offers rationale and design for life focus community groups, and also creates a heightened identity for the life focus movement, providing other foundational ideas that help to unify diverse approaches. Mental health professionals will benefit from its wealth of specific exercises and instructions for program design. Polster provides leaders and group members with a well-rounded perspective on the basics of personal enlightenment and communal belonging."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polster, Erving,
Dewey number
616.8914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-help groups
  • Psychotherapy
Label
Beyond Therapy : Igniting Life Focus Community Movements, Erving Polster
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • section A The Importance of Life Focus
  • chapter 5 Life Focus Community: Design Ideas
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  • chapter 6 Artful Engagement
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  • chapter 7 Themes that Mark a Lifetime
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  • chapter 8 Communal Setting
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  • section B How Life Focus Groups Work
  • Chapter 1 What I Mean By Life Focus
  • chapter 9 From the Supernatural to the Human: Part 1
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 10 From the Supernatural to the Human: Part 2
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 11 A Psychotherapeutic Morality
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  • chapter 12 Dependable Identity
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  • chapter 13 Belonging and Indivisibility
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  • chapter 14 A Social Trust
  • Erving Polster
  • section C Social Implications of Life Focus
  • chapter 2 The Drama of the Split Mind
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 3 Life as Microcosm
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  • chapter 4 A Focus Revolution
  • Erving Polster
Control code
on1004362140
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351295765
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004362140
Label
Beyond Therapy : Igniting Life Focus Community Movements, Erving Polster
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • section A The Importance of Life Focus
  • chapter 5 Life Focus Community: Design Ideas
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 6 Artful Engagement
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 7 Themes that Mark a Lifetime
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 8 Communal Setting
  • Erving Polster
  • section B How Life Focus Groups Work
  • Chapter 1 What I Mean By Life Focus
  • chapter 9 From the Supernatural to the Human: Part 1
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 10 From the Supernatural to the Human: Part 2
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 11 A Psychotherapeutic Morality
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 12 Dependable Identity
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 13 Belonging and Indivisibility
  • Erving Polster
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 14 A Social Trust
  • Erving Polster
  • section C Social Implications of Life Focus
  • chapter 2 The Drama of the Split Mind
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 3 Life as Microcosm
  • Erving Polster
  • chapter 4 A Focus Revolution
  • Erving Polster
Control code
on1004362140
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351295765
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004362140

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