Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 6226

"This book is about taking the head off an evil witch". A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.

Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919123403

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 4220

"This book is about taking the head off an evil witch." A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.

Coming Home to Myself

Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609254773

Category: Self-Help

Page: 358

View: 1172

Half a million readers have found substance and sustenance in Marion Woodman's previous landmark works such as Addiction to Perfection and Leaving My Father's House. Now, even more readers will have access to Woodman's brilliant insights through this volume, in which 365 of her core teachings have been formatted for daily contemplation. The result is a series of sacred reminders to help readers connect to their feminine essence and gain a higher vision for the day. With chapter introductions, watercolors, and selections by Jill Mellick, Coming Home to Myself helps women connect to their feminine essence. Poet, artist, and writer Jill Mellick, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Worlds of P'otsunu, and author of The Natural Artistry of Dreams. She travels and teaches internationally, focusing on the use of the arts for psychospiritual dimensions and has been in private practice for many years as a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist and registered expressive arts therapist. She lives in Palo Alto, California.


Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 5506

A woman diagnosed with uterine cancer in 1993 chronicles her fight for survival and spiritual balance, quoting Rumi, Emily Dickinson, William Blake and others along the way to recovery. Reprint.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 859

Candid and wide-ranging interviews dating from 1985 through 1992 with the best-selling author and Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman. Touches on sexuality, creativity, relationships, addictions, healing, rituals, and the environment.

Dancing with Fire

A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships

Author: John Amodeo

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835609146

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 9522

Draws upon the science of attachment theory to explain the misunderstood roots of suffering and how to achieve vibrant relationships by welcoming desire rather than suppressing it.

Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist

Learning to Be Free

Author: Amanda Jenkins

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414385757

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1501

As a raging perfectionist, Jenkins determine each day's worth, and ultimately her own, by keeping track of her stats: pounds gained or lost, stuff accomplished. That is, until God spoke into her life, waking her up to the true costs of her addiction to perfection. Now she details her journey of letting go of the subtle but destructive idols of her overactive inner voice and replacing them with God's truth, to inspire others to let God dig in to their own lives, uncovering the subtle lies we unconsciously live by.

The Pregnant Virgin

A Process of Psychological Transformation

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 8367

"The women who is a virgin, one in herself, does what she does not for power or out of the desire to please, but because what she does is true." Here is writing with a thinking heart, blending art, literature, religion and extensive case material. Continues the author's pioneering work on the feminine in both women and men.

Too Perfect

When Being in Control Gets Out of Control

Author: Jeannette Dewyze,Allan Mallinger

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307798623

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3706

For many of us, perfectionism can bring life's most desired rewards. But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, trying to satisfy everyone, attempting to direct the future, and feeling that we are failing. In TOO PERFECT, Dr. Allan Mallinger draws on twenty years of research and observations from his private practice to show how perfectionism can sap energy, complicate even the simplest decisions, and take the enjoyment out of life. For workaholics or neat freaks, for anyone who fears change or making mistakes, needs rigid rules, is excessively frugal or obstinate, TOO PERFECT offers revealing self-tests, fascinating case histories, and practical strategies to help us overcome obsessiveness and reclaim our right to happiness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Truth About Exercise Addiction

Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration

Author: Katherine Schreiber,Heather A. Hausenblas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442233303

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 4196

Designed for individuals concerned about their workout habits, personal trainers, family and friends of folks with a problem, as well as working mental health professionals treating exercise addicts, The Truth About Exercise Addiction provides an easy-to-read, illuminating glimpse into the rising trend of over-exercise. Delving into the history of exercise addiction and the growing influence of “thinspiration,” Katherine Schreiber and Heather A. Hausenblas illustrate the symptoms and dangers of obsessive exercise with true stories from sufferers, all while exploring why and how such a seemingly healthy behavior morphs into a dangerous means of self-destruction. Analyzing the causes and consequences of excessive physical activity alongside the influence of genetics, culture, and personality, this book allows readers to gain a greater understanding of what exercise addiction looks and feels like. The Truth About Exercise Addiction also provides an unprecedented list of resources to address exercise addiction, a snapshot of treatments currently available for sufferers, and to top it off: guidelines on how to confront and care for someone who may have a problem.

Dancing in the Flames

The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness

Author: Marion Woodman,Elinor J. Dickson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780676970470

Category: Femininity

Page: 240

View: 5941

As we speed towards the next millennium, many of us are taking stock of the presences and absences in our lives. In Dancing in the Flames, Marion Woodman, along with reputed therapist Elinor Dickson, points to the gaping hole in our spiritual fabric. Unlike other cultures and eras, modern Western society has repressed notions of the Divine Feminine, possibly to the detriment of our psyches, our bodies, and even our planet. This landmark book, which draws from art, fables, science and dreams, creates a vista from which to view our imbalances and provides hope for celebration as we turn to embrace a lost aspect of ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Beginner’S Guide to Perfection

The Definitive Guide for Taking Charge of Your Experience of Life

Author: David J. Saffold

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973611104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

View: 5853

Your new life starts now! So often we want to make our lives different, but we dont know where to start--or, if we do start, we end up where we first began. Why cant we make the life changes we want to make? Why do we keep sabotaging our dreams? And why do we think we dont deserve a better life? The answer to these problems is simple; we must change our relationship with ourselves! In A Beginners Guide to Perfection, life coach David J. Saffold shows you how to change your relationship with yourself and come to accept all of yourself, even the parts you dislike. When youre able to accept yourself, your entire life opens upand what used to seem impossible becomes your reality. Your life starts filling with purpose and meaning; you become decisive, confident, and powerful. As you bring a new creativity to all you do, you begin to reach higher levels of prosperity and accept and express more love. And intractable problems melt away as if by magic. A Beginners Guide to Perfection gives you everything you need to succeed in making your life what you want it to be. Why wait? The time to start is now!

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 4890

The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide clear examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society.

The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 6810

Continues the author's long-standing concern with the feminine (titles 4, 12, 21), focusing on the ways in which a woman may be undermined by a crippling relationship with her inner man. Powerful images from poetry, myth, dreams, analysis and personal experience.

The Ministry of Thin

How the Pursuit of Perfection Got Out of Control

Author: Emma Woolf

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1619023970

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8290

We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we’ll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian —with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?

The Narcissistic Pursuit of Perfection

Revised Edition

Author: Arnold Rothstein

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780491573

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 8122

This book views the role of narcissism in analytic theory beginning with the writings of Freud and examines the conceptual changes that occurred with the development of ego psychology and object relations theory. With this revised edition Dr Rothstein expands his discussion of patients considered to be narcissistic personality disordered in order to discuss the issue of clinical limits. This is illustrated by case material from two attempts at the analysis of patients with latent psychosis. Discussions of countertransference and humiliation have also been added.

Age to Perfection

Author: J. Mark Anderson,Walter N. Gaman,Judith K. Gaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984073122

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

View: 3902

The authors share their insights, experience and recommendations that they, as health care professionals, share with their patients daily to preserve the quality of life throughout a long life by practicing good health habits, nutrition and benefiting from the innovations of modern medicine.

Study in Perfect


Author: Sarah Gorham

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820347124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 8007

Essays and musings considering the elusive and evocative idea of perfection that traverse topics that are at once ordinary and elemental: the house she and her husband once thought was "perfect," being a mother and being a daughter, alcoholism, middle age.

Aged to Perfection

Anti-aging, Wellness and Weight Loss with Natural Hormones

Author: Roger Garcia

Publisher: Tuph Canada Incorporated

ISBN: 9780981939865

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 1867

Perfection in your primeDo you long for the mental and physical stamina of youth? Is your retirement fund swelling while fading vitality threatens the fruits of your labor? Will your future be walking the vineyards of Italy, or will your strength only stretch to a quiet bottle of vino? If you dream of restoring your sense of adventure and passion, then this book is your wake-up call. Certi-ed anti-aging specialist Dr. Roger Garcia has spent his career developing what all doctors want for their patients: the route to a future of vibrant health and longevity. He journeyed through the broken bodies and spirits of hospital emergency rooms, family practices, addiction centers and cosmetic clinics. He even joined the very elite ranks of physicians who are licensed as trial lawyers in an effort to deliver and legally protect the preventive medicine that he knew would lead to a lifetime of health and vitality for his patients. Despite his vast knowledge, Dr. Garcia's humility, compassion and openness set him apart as a superior healer. With simple language and inspiring examples, he explains important breakthroughs in age-delaying treatment, including naturally safe, bioidentical hormones, optimal nutrition, effective exercise, healthy relationships and powerful attitudes. But, more importantly, he explains how taking action in every area can massively amplify the outcome and actually reduce age-related symptoms. The foundation for Dr. Garcia's approach is using bioidentical hormones, which are safe, plant-based supplements that are molecularly identical to human hormones, to restore what age and environmental or lifestyle factors have destroyed. Dr. Garcia shows how they help to steadily rebalance the body, healing its intricate systems and turning back our biological clock for more vibrant, youthful vitality. Wealth without health is meaningless. Age well. Age to perfection.