By Barbara Dowds

ISBN-10: 1782200525

ISBN-13: 9781782200529

This booklet foregrounds the lifestyles struggles of a person, Brenda, in the sort of manner that argument and theoretical exploration come up organically out of expertise. The "frustration" of the identify is traced to avoidant attachment - pretending to not want others. In Brenda this can be linked to a body-energy trend that's either over-charged and over-contained, producing a self-frustrating strategy. any such repressive defence works opposed to her, in order that she studies her existence as dry, soulless, and uncreative. quite a few existential diffi culties are traced to how such center developmental matters engage with our socio-cultural surroundings. a manner ahead is printed: play and discovering which means are pointed out as transformational hubs that carry wellness into Brenda's lifestyles and repair her capability for experiencing.

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