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The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search For the True Self, 30th anniversary edition
Miller, Alice
Basic Books / Softcover / 2007-11-01 / 0465016901
Infant, Child & Adolescent
price: $17.00
144 pages
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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb… Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

from Perseus Books online

Table of Contents
The Drama of the Gifted Child and How We Became Psychotherapists
The Poor Rich Child
The Lost World of Feelings
In Search of the True Self
The Therapist's History
The Golden Brain
Depression and Grandiosity: Two Related Forms of Denial
The Vicissitudes of the Child's Needs
The Illusion of Love
Depressive Phases During Therapy
The Inner Prison
A Social Aspect of Depression
The Legend of Narcissus
The Vicious Circle of Contempt
Humiliation for the Child, Disrespect for the Weak, and Where It Goes from There
Working with Contempt in Therapy
Depravity as "Evil" in Hermann Hesse's Childhood World
The Mother as Society's Agent During the First Years of Life
The Loneliness of the Contemptuous
Achieving Freedom from Contempt and Respecting Life

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