shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
May 26th - Foundations of Coaching: Build stronger communication and leadership skills through coaching tools and techniques [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
May 26th - Practical Tips for Helping Children and Young People on the Spectrum During the Pandemic - webinar [Leading Edge Seminars]
May 27th - Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
May 27th - Healing Trauma in Couples Therapy - webinar [Leading Edge Seminars]
May 27th - *canceled* AFCC 57th Annual Conference - When a Child Rejects a Parent: Are We Part of the Problem or the Solution? [AFCC - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada, for the foreseeable future. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering: Flourishing Despite Pain
Marcus, Paul
Routledge / Karnac Books / Softcover / 2018-07-01 / 1138482161
Psychoanalysis
reg price: $55.93 our price: $ 50.34 (may be subject to change)
274 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering: Flourishing Despite Pain offers a guide to understanding and working with a range of everyday causes of suffering from a psychoanalytic perspective.

The book delineates some of the underappreciated, everyday facets of the troubling and challenging psychological experiences associated with love, work, faith, mental anguish, old age, and psychotherapeutic caregiving. Examining both the suffering of the patient and therapist, Paul Marcus provides pragmatic insights for changing one’s way of being to make suffering sufferable.

Written in a rich but accessible style, one that draws from ancient wisdom and spirituality,The Psychoanalysis of Overcoming Suffering provides an essential guide for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists and their clients, and will also appeal to anyone who is interested in understanding how we suffer, why we suffer and what we can do about it.

Reviews

What a beautiful book on suffering. Is it incongruous to link beauty with suffering? Paul Marcus writes about our suffering aspects from many viewpoints, turning the fact of suffering around, opening it, bringing out ways it can lift us and we lift ourselves to dimensions of experience our being and soul is hungry for. A book to learn from and practice with.

Michael Eigen, PhD. Author of Contact with the Depths, Faith and The Sensitive Self.

Paul Marcus has written a tour de force on the problem of enduring, if not prevailing over, intense personal suffering connected to those domains of everyday experience that ‘really matter’, like love, faith, anxiety/depression, old age, work and professional caregiving. Brilliantly drawing from the great Axial philosophers and religious thinkers, and the Freudian oeuvre, he provides life affirming insights and pragmatic suggestions into the perennial problem of ‘making suffering sufferable.’

William B. Helmreich, Ph,D. Author of Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives they made in America.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction: Making Suffering Sufferable

Chapter Two: The Suffering of Love

Chapter Three: The Suffering of Faith

Chapter Four: The Suffering of Mental Anguish

Chapter Five: The Suffering of Old Age

Chapter Six: The Suffering of Work

Chapter Seven: The Suffering of the Psychoanalyst

Postface

Index

About the Author

Paul Marcus is atraining and supervisory analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in New York City and the author/editor of nineteen books.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Marcus, Paul
other lists
Psychoanalysis
Routledge
Taylor and Francis