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Apr 2014 by PCI College

Bite-Sized Book Review - 'Beyond the Frustrated Self' by Barbara Dowds

'Beyond the Frustrated Self: Overcoming Avoidant Patterns and Opening to Life' by Barbara Dowds, is reviewed this week by Antoinette Stanbridge, PCI College Faculty Lecturer.

Written in an easy and fluid style, 'Beyond the Frustrated Self' by Barbara Dowds, draws together insights and wisdom from psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapy. Body therapy, transpersonal psychology, Barbara’s home ground of affective neuroscience, philosophy and literature, also raise candles in the wind of the existential themes that recur in the life of a single individual, Brenda.

The themes are universal, but with a specific highlight on Brenda’s avoidant/dismissing attachment style, common enough in a globalised and alienating world which both generates and rewards non-attachment. It speaks principally of shallow and avoidant contact, juxtaposing with Buddhist teachings; a timely intervention in the world of Psychotherapy.

As an interweaving of academic writing , reflection and Barbara’s multifaceted experience as a therapist, this is a joy to read aesthetically, intellectually while maintaining at the heart of it, a very human story which will resonate with every therapist, whether through their own journey or that of a loved one. A rich treasure trove of thoughts and emerging possibilities.

Antoinette Stanbridge, PCI College Faculty Lecturer (April 2014)

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