CHOICES: Coping Creatively with Personal Change by

CHOICES: Coping Creatively with Personal Change

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The author of The Secret Strength of Depression (there really wasn't any) tells us how to deal with stress. You need a strong ego, some insight, a sense of direction, and help from your family, provided that your family isn't what you're in the process of changing. This is psychological hoo-ha, replete with case histories from Flach's own patient files, hollow psychiatric buzzwords-- 'the threshold of suggestibility,' 'the reintegrative phase of gaining insight'--and some quotations from Plato that barely apply. ""The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways--I to die and you to live. Which is better is known only to the gods."" In fact, there's lots of gratuitous material here, leading up to very little in the way of useful--or even interesting--information. Marriage is stressful. Coping with parents is stressful. So is getting old, growing up, getting fired or hired. . . .

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1977
Publisher: Lippincott