The main purpose of this book is to look at a range of ubiquitous phenomena that make up our daily life and to ask not so much whether but what psychoanalytic thinking can add to our current understanding of these phenomena. Could there be another layer, below the obvious surface-layer that needs to be explored further? If so, can psychoanalytic light reflect upon and illuminate some of the new contours and shapes perhaps previously not fully seen or appreciated? What interim conclusions can we reach as a result of this reflection upon our modern world? This book is linked to its immediate predecessor, "Psychoanalytic Perspectives on a Turbulent World," but it differs significantly in tone, light and composition. This new book no longer addresses itself to the complex and troubling issues such as war, conflict, the global financial crisis and our struggle with leadership, instead it focuses on the lighter side of life.
About the Author:
Halina Brunning is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Organizational Consultant, and Executive Coach. She has worked in the British and Polish National Health Service as a clinician, therapist, supervisor, manager, and consultant. She has published extensively on clinical and organizational issues and has co-written three books and over twenty articles on these subjects. In parallel with her NHS career, she has worked as an Organizational Consultant and Coach with a variety of public sector organizations. Her psychological and psychodynamic approach to coaching is informed by the Tavistock Clinic systems-psychodynamic training, which she completed in 1991. Additionally, she also trained as a Change Agent, Facilitator, Group Leader, and Executive Coach in a number of training organizations, including the Institute of Group Analysis, Institute of Family Therapy, the King's Fund Centre and Quorum Organisational Psychologists. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, member of the International Society of the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, OPUS, and Association for Coaching.