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Joy, Inspiration, and Hope - Carolyn & Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology (Paperback)
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Joy, Inspiration, and Hope - Carolyn & Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology (Paperback)

(author), (translator), (foreword)
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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 28/02/2004
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Emotion is an expression of the self, Verena Kast writes in this study of the neglected emotions of joy, inspiration, and hope. ""If we decide we no longer want to hide behind empty shells, then we will have to allow certain emotions more room. We will have to let ourselves laugh louder, cry louder, and shout for joy."" Kast makes the case that not only therapists and analysts but also individuals seeking growth in their own lives should give more attention to the elated emotions. Fear of excess (mania) and analytic preoccupation with grief, anxiety, and depression have together caused joy and hope to be shunned as a focus in individuation (the process toward wholeness). Joy answers the human need for elated feeling and meaning in our lives, a need that is often filled in modern society by secularized parodies of religious ecstasy, such as addiction and compulsiveness. Kast suggests simple techniques for recapturing our joy through development of an autobiography of joy. Using this approach, we can discover what gives us joy personally, how we can best experience joy, and how and why we choke off our joy. By viewing joy, inspiration, and hope as core emotions in our being, we open

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781585443093
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The book combines superb content with literary quality. In fact, just in the act of reading the book you experience the very emotions identified in the title. . . . Kast [contributes] so handsomely to the means by which human beings can profit from important aspects of their uniqueness."--Norman Cousins, author of Head First: The Biology of Hope--Norman Cousins, author of Head First: The Biology of Hope
" . . . simple, straightforward and written in an easy style for readers who have had no exposure to analytical psychology. The book has a glossary of terms and the language is relaxes and conversational. . . a curious book which reveals how difficult it is to stay pop in a field which forces us to become serious and introspective."--Journal of Analytical Psychology

--David Tacey"Journal of Analytical Psychology" (04/01/2010)

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