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Psychotherapy is one of the most valuable inventions of the last hundred years, with an exceptional power to raise our levels of emotional well-being, improve our relationships, redeem the atmosphere in our families and assist us in mining our professional potential.
But it is also profoundly misunderstood and the subject of a host of unhelpful fantasies, hopes and suspici
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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published June 7th 2018 by The School of Life Press
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Mohadese
کتاب خیلی خوبیه که به توضیح روان‌درمانی، چگونگی عملکرد و در انتها بررسی ۴ مورد مطالعاتی می‌پردازه که مورد دوم برای من به شخصه جالب‌تر بود.
اما به نظرم حرف اصلی کتاب این بود که بسیاری از رفتارها ما در بزرگسالی منشایی در کودکی ما دارند. و رفتار دیگران خواسته یا ناخواسته، سبک زندگی والدین و... می‌تواند در آینده رفتاری کودک موثر و حتی مشکل زا باشد!
در کنار کتاب، کتاب هوش مثبت رو دارم میخونم که این کتاب هم به تحلیل همین مسائل پرداخته.
به نظرم ترکیب این دو کتاب در کنار هم میتونه از ما یک روان‌درمانگر برا
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Mandana Shadi
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتابی کم حجم و بسیار خوش خوان .
نویسنده ابتدا از ضرورت روان درمانی شروع میکند و سپس به طور خلاصه روند و فرآیند را ( هم برای مراجع و هم برای درمانگر) توضیح میدهد . در نهایت خیلی خلاصه مشکلات بزرگسالی که در کودکی و نوع فرزند پروری ریشه دارند را معرفی و با ۴ مطالعه موردی روان درمانی را کمی توضیح و نتیجه آن را مشخص میکند .
Saeedeh Z
این کتاب رو زمانی خوندم که می‌ترسیدم از روان‌درمانی طولانی مدت.
خوندن این کتاب به من کمک کرد که مقاومتم نسبت به رواندرمانی کمتر بشه. آلن دو باتن اینجا خیلی مهربون و دوستانه از روندی که قراره در جلسات رواندرمانی طی بشه حرف می‌زنه. به علاوه، راهی که از کودکی طی می‌کنه یک فرد و روانش بر اثر اتفاقات مختلف رنجیده میشه رو هم خیلی خوب ترسیم می‌کنه.
کتاب خیلی مختصر و مفیده.
در کل اگر از روان‌درمانی می‌ترسید یا دور و برتون کسی هست که نیاز به رواندرمانی داره و ازش می‌ترسه، این کتاب مناسبه.
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Kristīne Spure
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best non-fiction books I’ve read. Not because of the style of writing, but because of the sheet truth and insights into psychotherapy. A must read for those who want to try psychotherapy, grow as a person, or even those who’re already into therapy, but want ti understand it better.

We’re all children just trying to grow up and deal with our inner insecurities.
Marc Steen
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great introduction to what modern psychotherapy is for anyone with an interest but doesn't know where to start when it comes to understanding it. ...more
John Kube
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Great read. Explains what a good childhood looks like and what a bad childhood looks like. Why? Because our childhood defines what kind of person we become as an adult and the problems we have as adults. Also obviously, explains the positives we get from going through therapy. Great quick, little read.
Agnes Provejs
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good brief introduction to psychotherapy. I would recommend this book to people who know little about psychotherapy or are a “psychotherapy non-believers”. Book explains why psychotherapy is important, what it does and how it is helping people. Also has a good point about why “I know myself, I don’t need a psychotherapist to help me” is not working. And exposes popular myths about psychotherapy such as:

• therapy is only for the crazy - no it’s not.
• therapy is self-indulgent - no it’s not.
• the
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Simon Wolff
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable, short and thoroughly empathetic and reassuring read on psychotherapy and why it is worth while
Harv
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book I needed to read before I started therapy. It would have calmed my anxiety about the process, assured me that I don't need to come to each session with an agenda, and minimised my worries around "where are we going with these sessions?". Recommended for anyone who also wants a bit of insight into how psychotherapy works and what it does. Like all things by the School of Life, it's highly accessible and engaging -- and a quick read. ...more
Andres Correa
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous

As always, the school of life is a pleasant, entertaining, and easy to read way of understanding of one-self and the world built around us. This book is meant to shed light into our inner-workings, understand them, and inform us on how psychotherapy can assist in creating the conditions for a more emotionally healthy life.
Ali Beheshtian
Jan 18, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
ترجمه بسیار بد، ناشر هم که ویرایش نکرده.
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