Relationship at the Centre. Healing in a Troubled World

  • ID: 2248746
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 158 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book offers a new perspective on the working and potential healing of relations between persons and between peoples, relevant to our desperate times. Humans are born into relationships and personal selves emerge through experiences of relationship, which broaden and evolve through life. Inquiry into diversity and ′relations′ within the self opens the way to other primary spheres: interpersonal and family relations, community process as relationship, the nature and far–reaching phenomena of loneliness and alienation, and organizational and big–system relations.

One chapter maps the wide spectrum of inter–connected human systems, and another presents a view of helping theory and practice development extended through this spectrum. Over the whole range, the processes, healing and development of relationship are in central focus.

In a final review of the span of critical need and challenge, the book confronts alternatives and proposes steps toward recovery.

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Part I.

The Diversity and Motion of Self – Selves in Relationship.

A contemporary View.

Eventful Episodes and Change in Adulthood.

Part II.

Levels of Human Connection and Change – Issues in Healing and Change – Connecting personal & System Levels.

Persons in Context, Envisioning The Multi–layered world of Relation.

An Expanded Vision of Helping Theory and Practice,

Part III.

Living in Relation – For Worse or Better.

The Becoming of Relationship in families.

Process and Peril.

Communities as and of Relationship.

An Endangered species.

Levels of Loneliness and Connection.

Crisis and Possibility.

The healing of Relationship.

Steps Toward Recovery.

References.

Index.

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Godfrey T. Barrett–Lennard
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