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Family Healing: Tales of Renewal

Salvador Minuchin

Family Healing: Tales of Renewal

Salvador Minuchin

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At the centre of people's lives is the family, which can be and should be ^a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source ^of people's greatest hope for happiness often turns out to be the source ^of their worst disappointments.^Now, the family therapist, Salvador Minuchin unravels the knots of family ^dynamics against the background of his own odyssey from an extended ^Argentinian Jewish family to his innovative treatment of troubled ^families. Through the stories of families who have sought his help, the ^reader is taken inside the consulting room to see how families struggle ^with self-defeating patterns of behaviour.^Through his confrontational style of therapy, Dr Minuchin demonstrates the ^strict but unseen rules that trap family members in stifling roles, and ^illuminates methods for helping families untangle systems of disharmony. ^In Dr Minuchin's therapy there are no villains and no victims, only people ^trying to deal with various problems at each stage of the family life ^cycle.^Minuchin understands the family as a system of interconnected lives, not ^as a "dysfunctional" group. Each story of a therapeutic encounter brings ^a new understanding of familiar dilemmas and classic mistakes, and ^recounts Dr Minuchin's creative solutions. At a time when so many families ^are stressed to the breaking point by economic and social pressures, this ^book shows the reader the hidden resources to be found at the heart of the ^family itself. Dr Minuchin has also written "Families and Family ^Therapy", "Family Kaleidoscope", "Family Therapy Techniques" and "No ^Place to Hide".

- Publisher "The family, the source of our greatest hope for happiness, sometimes turns out to be the source of our greatest disappointment. Now, in the culmination of his lifework, world-renowned family therapist Salvador Minuchin reveals how his own personal experiences shaped his understanding of the family and his ability to cut through the knots of family dynamics." "The grandson of Russian Jewish Emigrants to Argentina, Minuchin grew up secure in a closely knit extended family within a larger society of outspoken anti-Semitism and dictatorial politics. The impact of his formative experiences - anti-Peronist revolutionary activities which landed him in jail, service in the Israeli army in 1947-48, work with displaced children of the Holocaust and with poor black and Puerto Rican delinquents - helped forge his development as theorist and famed clinician. Where others saw only chaos and confusion, Minuchin found structure: members of families shadow dancing within invisible boundaries and systems." "As he tells the dramatic stories of families who have sought his help, Minuchin reveals the hidden rules that trap family members in stifling roles. His confrontational yet compassionate style of therapy unlock the self-defeating patterns which foster marital conflict, difficulties with children, problems adjusting to old age and retirement, and other crises at each stage of the family life cycle. Each therapeutic encounter is a compelling dialogue between Minuchin's wisdom and a family struggling with pain but resistant to change. His creative and daring solutions to familiar family crises offer insight into the workings of all families." "In this book of inspiration and hope, Minuchin shows us the hidden strengths to be found in the heart of the family itself."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About "Family Healing: Tales of Renewal"

At the centre of people's lives is the family, which can be and should be ^a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source ^of people's greatest hope for happiness often turns out to be the source ^of their worst disappointments.^Now, the family therapist, Salvador Minuchin unravels the knots of family ^dynamics against the background of his own odyssey from an extended ^Argentinian Jewish family to his innovative treatment of troubled ^families. Through the stories of families who have sought his help, the ^reader is taken inside the consulting room to see how families struggle ^with self-defeating patterns of behaviour.^Through his confrontational style of therapy, Dr Minuchin demonstrates the ^strict but unseen rules that trap family members in stifling roles, and ^illuminates methods for helping families untangle systems of disharmony. ^In Dr Minuchin's therapy there are no villains and no victims, only people ^trying to deal with various problems at each stage of the family life ^cycle.^Minuchin understands the family as a system of interconnected lives, not ^as a "dysfunctional" group. Each story of a therapeutic encounter brings ^a new understanding of familiar dilemmas and classic mistakes, and ^recounts Dr Minuchin's creative solutions. At a time when so many families ^are stressed to the breaking point by economic and social pressures, this ^book shows the reader the hidden resources to be found at the heart of the ^family itself. Dr Minuchin has also written "Families and Family ^Therapy", "Family Kaleidoscope", "Family Therapy Techniques" and "No ^Place to Hide".
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"The family, the source of our greatest hope for happiness, sometimes turns out to be the source of our greatest disappointment. Now, in the culmination of his lifework, world-renowned family therapist Salvador Minuchin reveals how his own personal experiences shaped his understanding of the family and his ability to cut through the knots of family dynamics." "The grandson of Russian Jewish Emigrants to Argentina, Minuchin grew up secure in a closely knit extended family within a larger society of outspoken anti-Semitism and dictatorial politics. The impact of his formative experiences - anti-Peronist revolutionary activities which landed him in jail, service in the Israeli army in 1947-48, work with displaced children of the Holocaust and with poor black and Puerto Rican delinquents - helped forge his development as theorist and famed clinician. Where others saw only chaos and confusion, Minuchin found structure: members of families shadow dancing within invisible boundaries and systems." "As he tells the dramatic stories of families who have sought his help, Minuchin reveals the hidden rules that trap family members in stifling roles. His confrontational yet compassionate style of therapy unlock the self-defeating patterns which foster marital conflict, difficulties with children, problems adjusting to old age and retirement, and other crises at each stage of the family life cycle. Each therapeutic encounter is a compelling dialogue between Minuchin's wisdom and a family struggling with pain but resistant to change. His creative and daring solutions to familiar family crises offer insight into the workings of all families." "In this book of inspiration and hope, Minuchin shows us the hidden strengths to be found in the heart of the family itself."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Meet the Author

Salvador Minuchin

Salvador Minuchin, M.D., is author of "Families and Family Therapy" and "Family Kaleidoscope" and coauthor of "Psychosomatic Families: Anorexia Nervosa in Context".

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  • Catalogue Code 102505
  • Product Code 0029212952
  • EAN 9780029212950
  • Pages 287
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date Jun 1987
  • Dimensions 242 x 163 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.571kg

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