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    Resilience and Survival: Understanding and Healing Intergenerational Trauma

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    Resilience stands at the limits of what it means to be human. The opposite of vulnerability, it defines qualities that are both relational and innately enforced. Mucci explores contemporary therapeutic approaches to intergenerational trauma, focusing on the key principles that foster resilience and healing.

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    The Relational Revolution in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

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    At last, a comprehensive overview of Relational thinking and its impact on psychoanalytic technique written for both senior clinicians and those newer to the field.


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    The Race Conversation: An essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue

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    This guide supports black, white and mixed heritage people to emerge from the tight grip of race discomfort to a traumainformed, neurophysiological approach to dialogue that emphasises resourcing, body awareness, mindfulness and healing.


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    Pathologies of the Self: Exploring Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind

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    Body Psychotherapy for the 21st Century charts the history of this transformation and shows how four distinct versions of embodied practice have interacted to generate the current field. It makes the case for the value of body psychotherapy not only within the therapeutic world, but in the social sphere, where bodily difference – of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality – is one of the major markers of oppression.


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    This book considers the intersection between madness and violence across the ages, and investigates how Sigmund Freud and the early generation of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists challenged the more primitive, punitive models.