Sports As Soul-Craft

How Playing and Watching Sports Enhances Life

Author: Paul Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626000469

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 228

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For Marcus, each sport is a “parable of life” that depicts the existential challenges and dilemmas that ordinary people face as they attempt to fashion the “good life” of creative and productive work, guided by reason and ethics, and aesthetically pleasing. Sports are “moral fables,” accesses to the landscape of diverse emotions with a rich vocabulary for personal and social narratives. Sports as amalgamations of visual art, theater, civic religion, and science, have become resources for many to shape personal and collective identities.
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The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction

How to Flourish in the Workplace

Author: Paul Marcus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315452529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Freud said that "love and work" are the central therapeutic goals of psychoanalysis; the twin pillars for a sound mind and for living the "good life." While psychoanalysis has masterfully contributed to understanding the experience of love, it has only made a modest contribution to understanding the psychology of work. This book is the first to explore fully the psychoanalysis of work, analysing career choice, job performance and job satisfaction, with an eye toward helping people make wiser choices that bring out the best in themselves, their colleagues and their organization. The book addresses the crucial questions concerning work: how does one choose the right career; what qualities contribute to excellence in performance; how best to implement and cope with organizational change; and what capacity and skills does one need to enjoy every day work? Drawing on psychoanalytic thinking, vocational counseling, organizational psychology and business studies, The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction will be invaluable in clinical psychoanalytic work, as well as for mental health professionals, scholars, career counselors and psychologists looking for a deeper understanding of work-based issues.
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Mind, Culture, and Global Unrest

Psychoanalytic Reflections

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042988320X

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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In this compact and pithy book, the distinguished and prolific psychoanalyst Salman Akhtar steps out of his consulting room to address certain matters of urgent global concern. These include migration across national borders, the current refugee crisis, ethno-racial prejudice, subjective distress of minorities, and, above all, the forever-present ominous shadow of terrorism. Akhtar evolves and advocates a uniquely 'anthropological psychoanalysis' which is a blend of depth psychology and humanities, including sociology, economics, political science, history, and , of course, anthropology. He deconstructs what seems self-evident and confronts his readers with some socio-politically unpleasant realities, both within psychoanalysis and in the prevalent perspectives on the on-going turmoil and bloodshed in today's world. His book is not all doom and gloom, however. It also delineates ameliorative strategies for dealing with the pain of the disenfranchised and the misguided violence of the radicalized. This is applied psychoanalysis at its best.
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The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering

Flourishing Despite Pain

Author: Paul Marcus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351058894

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering: Flourishing Despite Pain offers a guide to understanding and working with a range of everyday causes of suffering from a psychoanalytic perspective. The book delineates some of the underappreciated, everyday facets of the troubling and challenging psychological experiences associated with love, work, faith, mental anguish, old age, and psychotherapeutic caregiving. Examining both the suffering of the patient and therapist, Paul Marcus provides pragmatic insights for changing one’s way of being to make suffering sufferable. Written in a rich but accessible style, one that draws from ancient wisdom and spirituality, The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering provides an essential guide for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists and their clients, and will also appeal to anyone who is interested in understanding how we suffer, why we suffer and what we can do about it.
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The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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