Characterological Transformation the Hard Work Miracle

“[H]ighly recommended as a uniquely sensitive and intelligentinterpretation of the personal dynamics of character structure and thecorrelating contributions of ego psychology to these dynamics.” —Robert M. Hilton, Ph.D., Co-director, ...

Characterological Transformation  the Hard Work Miracle

“[H]ighly recommended as a uniquely sensitive and intelligentinterpretation of the personal dynamics of character structure and thecorrelating contributions of ego psychology to these dynamics.” —Robert M. Hilton, Ph.D., Co-director, Southern California Bioenergetics Society

The Science of Character

... Eliot develops a physics of character in which matter both figures and participates in characterological transformation. In the nineteenth century, the extent to which the matter of character could be intentionally transformed was a ...

The Science of Character

The Science of Character makes a bold new claim for the power of the literary by showing how Victorian novelists used fiction to theorize how character forms. In 1843, the Victorian philosopher John Stuart Mill called for the establishment of a new science, “the science of the formation of character.” Although Mill’s proposal failed as scientific practice, S. Pearl Brilmyer maintains that it found its true home in realist fiction of the period, which employed the literary figure of character to investigate the nature of embodied experience. Bringing to life Mill’s unrealized dream of a science of character, novelists such as George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Olive Schreiner turned to narrative to explore how traits and behaviors in organisms emerge and develop, and how aesthetic features—shapes, colors, and gestures—come to take on cultural meaning through certain categories, such as race and sex. Engaged with materialist science and philosophy, these authors transformed character from the liberal notion of the inner truth of an individual into a materially determined figuration produced through shifts in the boundaries between the body’s inside and outside. In their hands, Brilmyer argues, literature became a science, not in the sense that its claims were falsifiable or even systematically articulated, but in its commitment to uncovering, through a fictional staging of realistic events, the laws governing physical and affective life. The Science of Character redraws late Victorian literary history to show how women and feminist novelists pushed realism to its aesthetic and philosophical limits in the crucial span between 1870 and 1920.

Transnational Crime and Policing

This shift in our conception of the occupational subculture of policing is, in many ways, analogous to Riesman's classic discussion of the characterological transformation that people in various occupations undergo when, on promotion, ...

Transnational Crime and Policing

This collection of essays on transnational crime and policing covers a broad range of themes: the relationship between global policing and the transnational-state-system; the impact of advanced technologies on policing practice; the changing morphology of occupational policing subculture; and the transnational practices of police agencies. The essays include case studies and are based on empirical fieldwork that began in the early 1990s and continued for over a decade well into the post 9-11 period. This collection also provides valuable accounts of the 'secret social world' of transnational police, demonstrates that the developmental trajectory of transnational practices was already established prior to the 'age of Homeland Security' and addresses the controversial issue of how transnational policing in all of its complex manifestations might be made politically accountable in the interests of the general global commonwealth.

Your Secret Self

Z Johnson, Stephen M., Characterological Transformation, W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 1985, p. 111. For further information, see Richard Bandler and John Grinder's Frogs Into Princes and Refraining, Real People Press, Moab, Utah.

Your Secret Self

The Twelfth House is where the angels of our creative inspiration and spirituality, and the demons of our shadow self reside. Tracy Marks, psychotherapist /astrologer, provides penetrating insights into the inner workings of both the hidden weaknesses and strengths of the Twelfth House, and provides practical and easy-to-use worksheets to support the process of recovering buried facets of ourselves. Part I: The multi-faceted meanings of the Twelfth HousePart II: The meaning of individual Twelfth house planets and signs, their rulers and placementPart III: Psychodynamics of the Twelfth House -the emotional conflicts associated with it, and the process of integrating and liberating Twelfth House energiesPart IV: Self Transformation through Dreamwork and the dream experience using case studies related to the Twelfh HousePart V: The Collective Shadow, focusing on the Twelfth House of the United States. This is an updated, expanded and revised addition of a book published in 1989, with over 30 pages of new material.

Morality within the Life and Social World

But this inner set of transformations is just the correlate and equivalent of consciousness of certain inchoate worldly alterations ... A characterological change cannot then fail eventually to bring about a transformation of my world.

Morality within the Life  and Social World


Psychiatry in Transition

that a more human kind of transaction seemed to produce better therapeutic results , the argument of the classicists has always been that such results were imperfect as compared with the profound characterological transformation that ...

Psychiatry in Transition

When the first edition of Psychiatry in Transition came out, Dr. Gene Usdin wrote that "to read Marmor's papers is to read not only psychiatric history, but also where that history will be in the next decade." That next decade has happened, and Marmor's papers remain a beacon of professional endeavor. This second edition includes a final chapter on "Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy," in which the historical background of brief psychotherapy, focusing on the contributions of Freud, Ferenczi, Rand, and Alexander, is examined and synthesized. Throughout, certain basic themes stand out. First is the necessity for building upon a solid foundation of scientific thought, coupled with a readiness to change theories that do not fit with established facts. Second, Marmor offers a systems theory to replace simplistic, unitary, or linear theories. Third, he presents some common denominators for illuminating the divergent views that characterize contemporary psychiatric theory and practice. The whole is linked by a deep concern with betterment of the human predicament. Marmor demonstrates that causation in psychiatry can be optimally understood in terms of multiple interacting variables rather than as a response to unitary factors. He foreshadows and predicts developments that are now current in contemporary psychiatric practice, such as the relationship between neurochemistry and behavior, and group therapy with dynamic psychotherapy. He also deals with the importance of cultural and socioeconomic factors in individual personality development. The work concludes with a series of chapters on interethnic hostility, nationalism, and urban violence. Marmor's work clarifies the nature of the psychoanalytic process by liberating it from obscurantism and jargon. This book points the way toward unraveling some of the cognitive dissonance in this area. As Leon Eisenberg observed, this is "an admirable vade mecum of dynamic psychiatry both for residents in training and clinicians in practice."

Restructuring Personality Disorders

... 159 Character analysis ( see Defense analysis ) Character armor , 5 , 22 Characterological defenses ( see Defense mechanisms ) Characterological transformation ( see Personality change / transformation ) Clarification technique ...

Restructuring Personality Disorders

Therapists working with personality-disordered clients must contend with both the complex and often treatment-refractory nature of the Axis II disorders themselves and the growing reluctance of third-party payers to assume the costs of extended treatment. Presenting a flexible, short-term dynamic model, this book shows how to conduct successful therapies with this population. The author synthesizes the work of pioneers in the field of short-term therapy and adds components from a range of other approaches, emphasizing active defense analysis and empathic affirmation of the client's core self. With step-by-step guidelines and extensive case material, the volume demonstrates how to bring about rapid and enduring changes in personality-disordered clients.

Phenomenology of Life From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind

These experiences constitute a massive transformation, or conversion. They can also be a substratum of positive characterological transformation, which is observed in some people experiencing spiritual emergence over time.

Phenomenology of Life   From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind

The challenge presented by the recent tendencies to "naturalize" phenomenology, on the basis of the progress in biological and neurological sciences, calls for an investigation of the traditional mind-body problem. The progress in phenomenological investigation is up to answering that challenge by placing the issues at stake upon a novel platform, that is the ontopoiesis of life.

Violent Adventure

More important than the physical modification is the girl's characterological transformation . She doesn't laugh as often , her voice seems to deepen as she talks less but more forcefully , and even her face ...

Violent Adventure

Questioning both the popular condemnation of violent representation and the notion that violence can be constructive by empowering the identity of an integrated adult self, Wesley identifies a revealing pattern of "violent adventure" in recent fiction by American men.

The Genius of Genesis

transformation is neither complete nor consistent. ... Perhaps, psychoanalysts expect too much from their patients—expecting that radical characterological transformation should occur in a single generation. Considering both his ancient ...

The Genius of Genesis

As the first man and woman leave the Garden I am with them. I feel their longing to return, their guilt and shame, and their fears about the future. I feel their anxiety about their Creator: Is He still with them? Does He still love them? I feel their rising panic as they realize that this no-longer-so-cozy world might make life impossible for them. As Abraham walks silently up the mountain to sacrifice his son I ask the questions he asks. Should I obey the dictates of my God, or is there a higher good involving the sanctity of human life? Can I be Abraham if I refuse to listen to the God I revere? Can I be Abraham if my beloved God demands human blood for His adoration? As Jacob wrestles throughout the long dark night I am with him. Like Jacob, I sweat as he faces his betrayal of father and brother; as he witnesses, full-face, his character, naked and base. Then, the next morning, I weep as he and his brother weep. Join me on this pilgrimage into the wisdom that is Genesis. For this journey, it is Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and even God who serve as guides. It is my fervent hope that by journey's end we will find ourselves.

The Subtle Energy Body

... embodied awareness of deep characterological transformation. uncreated light, void, opening. Alchemy. First written evidence is found in 11th century China. Contemporary eclectic esoteric schools, adapted to local cultural contexts.

The Subtle Energy Body

A global study of the psychospiritual body and its central role in the esoteric and spiritual traditions of the world • Explains the nature, purpose, and functions of the subtle body • Explores the role of the subtle body in such traditions as Alchemy, Ayurveda, Tantra, Qi Gong, and Yoga • Shows how the various layers of the subtle body provide a map for various levels of consciousness Ancient traditions of both the East and West have long maintained that the human being is a complex of material and nonmaterial systems, or energy bodies. The “subtle body” is an energetic, psychospiritual entity of several layers of increasing subtlety and metaphysical significance through which the aspirant seeks knowledge of the self and the nature of God. In many traditions, the component parts of the subtle body serve as a map of the different levels of consciousness. The practices and disciplines that evolved from an awareness and understanding of the subtle body, and how the material and nonmaterial work together, form a coherent system of psychospiritual transformation that is central to numerous and extremely diverse spiritual practices--including those of the Gnostics, Sufis, Native Americans, Vedic seers, Chinese, and Greeks. The subtle body plays an essential part in more recent traditions such as Anthroposophy and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way and the cutting-edge science of Ervin Laszlo’s research into the Akashic field. But the benefits of understanding the role of the subtle energy body are not confined solely to the spiritual plane. The energetic bodies provide a coherent system of life-affirming principles and practices for the diagnosis and treatment of the whole person that is not only part of many traditional healing systems, such as Acupuncture and Ayurveda, but also is forming the basis for a synthesis of traditional and contemporary healing practices that could lay the foundation for the medicine of the future.

Exceptional Relationships

Characterological Transformation: the Hard Work Miracle. New York. W. W. Norton and Company Johnson, Susan. 1996. The Practice of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy: Creating Connection. Philadelphia. Brunner/ Mazel Kashdan, T. 2010.

Exceptional Relationships

The idea that partners in committed relationships elicit strong reactions in each other is self evident. That these passions are often overlooked in the therapy room is equally a reality. In this ground-breaking book, you will discover an innovative system for helping couples discover all of who they are. The Gleasons ask you to reconsider what it means to trust your intuition, make room for strong energies, work with the body, bring sexuality into the therapy room, and to elicit full emotional expression. Here you will learn to welcome the passionate, erotic, chaotic truths that are often kept under wraps in the therapy room. Exceptional Couples: Transformation Through Embodied Couples Work synthesizes modern developmental theories with the wisdom of somatic psychotherapy and reveals how “embodying” is fundamental to helping couples break their patterns of vitality destroying habits of interacting. The Gleasons invite you on a journey of the highest magnitude where couples can come fully alive. They generously open the door to their practice room, sharing in-depth case examples and effective strategies they’ve developed over the course of their careers. They ask you to come along with them and live in the mystery of yet-to-be discovered places in every relationship. The Gleasons met in in 1976 in clinical social work graduate school. They have devoted their lives to exploring how couples, including themselves, can have exceptional (beyond the ordinary) relationships. www.exceptionalmarriage.com

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation Emma Bragdon ... Metzner, R. Opening to Inner Light: The Transformation of Human Nature and Consciousness. ... Johnson, S. Characterological Transformation: The Hard Work Miracle.

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

A feast of revealing narratives expose the amazing story of how people deal with critical points in personal transformation, also known as spiritual emergency. With the increase of interest in yoga, meditation, mental health recovery, and recovery from addiction there is renewed interest in care that is not based on medication as much as empathy and compassionate companionship. This book helps anyone who doesn't have a language to understand intense inner experiences and confuses them with mental illness. If you have felt disoriented by intense spiritual experiences this book will help you understand where you are and where you may be heading. It is a map of the journey of spiritual awakening written by a psychologist who knows the territory well. Reading it may make the difference between heading off to the hospital to get drugs to stop the symptoms or staying home and knowing you are OK. Just because you have had a conversation with your spirit guide, or talked to the spirit of someone who has passed away doesn't mean you are having a breakdown. It could mean you are having a breakthrough to a higher level of functioning. The author is a psychologist and knows the territory.

Giving The Love That Heals

An illuminating analysis of characterological styles and their interactions is in Stephen Johnson, Characterological Transformation: The Hard Work Miracle, W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 1983, and Humanizing the Narcissistic Style, ...

Giving The Love That Heals

Uses an understanding of unconscious desires and needs to offer advice to parents on how to promote the emotional wholeness of their children and nurture their own development at the same time

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology

Characterological transformation: The hard work miracle. New York: W.W.Norton. Josephs, L. (1992). Characterstructure and the organization of the self. New York: Columbia University Press. Josephs, L. (1995).

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of body-centered psychotherapies, which stress the centrality of the body to overcoming psychological distress, trauma, and mental illness. Psychologists and therapists are increasingly incorporating these somatic or body-oriented therapies into their practices, making mind-body connections that enable them to provide better care for their clients. Designed as a standard text for somatic psychology courses, The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology contains 100 cutting-edge essays and studies by respected professionals from around the world on such topics as the historical roots of Body Psychotherapy; the role of the body in developmental psychology; the therapeutic relationship in Body Psychotherapy; and much more, as well as helpful case studies and essays on the use of Body Psychotherapy for specific disorders. This anthology will be indispensible for students of clinical and counseling psychology, somatic psychology, and various forms of body-based therapy (including dance and movement therapies), and is also an essential reference work for most practicing psychotherapists, regardless of their therapeutic orientation. Contributors: Gustl Marlock, Halko Weiss, Courtenay Young, Michael Soth, Ulfried Geuter, Judyth O. Weaver, Wolf E. Büntig, Nicholas Bassal, Michael Coster Heller, Heike Langfeld, Dagmar Rellensmann, Don Hanlon Johnson, Christian Gottwald, Andreas Wehowsky, Gregory J. Johanson, David Boadella, Alexander Lowen, Ian J. Grand, Marilyn Morgan, Stanley Keleman, Eugene T. Gendlin, Marion N. Hendricks-Gendlin, Michael Harrer, Ian J. Grand, Marianne Bentzen, Andreas Sartory, George Downing, Andreas Wehowsky, Marti Glenn, Ed Tronick, Bruce Perry, Susan Aposhyan, Mark Ludwig, Ute-Christiane Bräuer, Ron Kurtz, Christine Caldwell, Albert Pesso, Michael Randolph, William F. Cornell, Richard A. Heckler, Gill Westland, Lisbeth Marcher, Erik Jarlnaes, Kirstine Münster, Tilmann Moser, Frank Röhricht, Ulfried Geuter, Norbert Schrauth, Ilse Schmidt-Zimmermann, Peter Geissler, Ebba Boyesen, Peter Freudl, James Kepner, Dawn Bhat, Jacqueline Carleton, Ian Macnaughton, Peter A. Levine, Stanley Keleman, Narelle McKenzie, Jack Lee Rosenberg, Beverly Kitaen Morse, Angela Belz-Knöferl, Lily Anagnostopoulou, William F. Cornell, Guy Tonella, Sasha Dmochowski, Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Jacqueline A. Carleton, Manfred Thielen, Xavier Serrano Hortelano, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Thomas Harms, Nicole Gäbler, John May, Rob Fisher, Eva R. Reich, Judyth O. Weaver, Barnaby B. Barratt, Sabine Trautmann-Voigt, Wiltrud Krauss-Kogan, Ilana Rubenfeld, Camilla Griggers, Serge K. D. Sulz, Nossrat Peseschkian, Linda H. Krier, Jessica Moore Britt, and Daniel P. Brown.

Development and Communication in Africa

... or social transformation , Lerner ( 1977 , 867 ) concluded that it has to be individual initiative , which he chose to call " psychic " mobility and described as " the greatest characterological transformation in modern history .

Development and Communication in Africa

Although Africa is the world's poorest continent, it is a major emerging market and partner in the global village of the new millennium. This book presents a wide array of perspectives on the problems and prospects of developing Africa. Leading scholars in African studies and international communication analyze the socio-political and cultural experiences in various communities, focusing on key questions: What is development? What are the main issues surrounding development in Africa? And how can communication per se be used to address the persistent problems of underdevelopment?

Winning In Life And Work Dare To Dream

In our wakefulness let us all take responsibility for our pain and help ourselves transform into love. Your Next Step If you are interested ... Johnson, Stephen M. Characterological Transformation: The Hard Work Miracle. Norton, 1985.

Winning In Life And Work   Dare To Dream

Dare To Dream is about exploring how amazing and fulfilling life can be, if only we would dare to dream - for how can you follow your dreams if you don't dream in the first place? It is a book which explores the concepts and really brings them to life through sharing the experiences of 17 diverse people from around the globe who dared to dream. Each author shares their own experiences - the highs, the lows, the obstacles, and the eventual triumphs, in a way which seeks both to inspire us as to what it possible, and to motivate us to keep going and to achieve it. By reading them all, the book becomes greater than the sum of its parts, as the various experiences and lessons resonate across chapters, reinforcing in surprising ways, and build within the reader the desire, the will, the commitment to Dare To Dream. "Dare to Dream offers a collection of beautiful stories and powerful perspectives from a variety of authors. It shows us how the human spirit can shine through a myriad of challenges and how we each can develop the courage to live our dreams." - Marci Shimoff- #1 NY Times bestselling author of "Happy for No Reason", and "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul". Dare To Dream is the eagerly anticipated fourth book in the internationally bestselling Winning in Life and Work series (which includes Volume 1 [2013], New Beginnings [2015], and Success Secrets [2017]) Like its predecessors, this book is concerned with helping you to win in life and work. It follows the same well-proven premise - experts sharing their experience, skills, and knowledge in specific areas to help you to become even better at winning in life and work. As with previous books, the chapters follow a specific theme – in this case, that of daring to dream, to believe in our dreams, and to follow our dreams wherever they may take us. It is not necessary to have read the previous volumes in order to get the most from this one, although after reading this book you might become inspired to seek out the guidance and suggestions offered within the first three. For this book, creator Keith Blakemore-Noble brings together 17 international experts to share their messages, learnings, experiences, and insights into the power of dreams, all of whom seek to inspire us all to Dare o Dream. Contributors - Keith Blakemore-Noble, Laura Di Franco, Lynn Dehnke, Jennifer Whitacre, Paula Kalik, Shelia Heard, Veronica B. Light, Manuela Rohr, Karen Fulkerson, Margie O’Kane, Amy Boyer, Nadia Gualtieri, Jason Withers, Gila Nehemia, Stephen Bryant, Nick Manci, and Lori Zeltwanger. Chapters include - 1 - It’s Never Too Late 2 - Transformation is a warrior’s path 3 - Adversity: Make It Count 4 - The Subtleties of Self-Sabotage 5 - The Elephant In The Room 6 - Life Happens 7 - At The Centre Of Your Being 8 - Broken Dream 9 - I Pressed On: Destigmatizing Depression 10 - No Time For Regret 11 - Taking Responsibility for our Inner Pain 12 - The Power Of Beliefs 13 - Pocket More, Stress Less – Simple Pathways to Profit 14 - Forgiveness Leads to Peace 15 - First Steps Into The Unknown 16 - The Solo Search For Sanity 17 - Pain Pain Go Away - Don’t Come Back Another Day! "Dare to Dream is not only a good book, it’s a way of life. There are some great examples in these stories of how to live outside the box that so many people are stuck in. If you want more from life, you should read this book." - David Alan Arnold - Helicopter Cameraman of The Deadliest Catch and Author of Help From Above

Federal Probation

Characterological Transformation : The Hard Work Miracle . New York : W.W. fender population , and so these clinicians her own limitations ( grandiosity ) . Although Norton and Company . must be willing to acquire new skills . the ...

Federal Probation


Mahabharata Now

This shift was made possible because of a deep characterological transformation which is the acquisition of what I call the virtue of 'relational humility'. Unravelling this disposition, thus, becomes an entry point to grasping what ...

Mahabharata Now

The Mahabharata is at once an archive and a living text, a sourcebook complete by itself and an open text perennially under construction. Driving home this striking contemporary relevance of the famous Indian epic, Mahabharata Now focuses on the issues of narration, aesthetics and ethics, as also their interlinkages. The cross-disciplinary essays in the volume imaginatively re-interpret the ‘timeless’ classic in the light of the pre-modern Indian narrative styles, poetics, aesthetic codes, and moral puzzles; the Western theories on modern ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, psychoanalysis, and philosophy of science; and the contemporary social, ethical and political concerns. The essays are all united in their effort to situate the Mahabharata in the context of here and now without violating the sanctity of the ‘written text’ as we have it today. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Indian and comparative philosophy, Indian and comparative literature, cultural studies, and history.

War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

More important than the physical modification is the girl's characterological transformation. She doesn't laugh as often, her voice seems to deepen as she talks less but more forcefully, and even her face takes on a “new composure, ...

War in Tim O Brien s The Things They Carried

This did not happen is a common refrain throughout the stories in The Things They Carried. Tim O'Brien's account of the Vietnam War purposely blurs the line between fact and fiction to get closer to the truth of what soldiers actually experienced. This compelling volume explores the life of Tim O'Brien and his attempts to wrestle with the trauma and shame of war in The Things They Carried. A collection of related essays explore topics such as the moral complexity of war, writing as a path to spiritual redemption, and the novel's portrayal of gender. Contemporary perspectives on war, such as the need to help soldiers suffering from PTSD and not repeating the mistakes of Vietnam, are also presented.