Item description for Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self by Charles Whitfield...
Overview A renowned psychotherapist explores healthy and unhealthy relationships and personal boundaries, with self-assessment tests, descriptions of ten types of human interaction, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
More than personal boundaries, this book is really about relationships--healthy and unhealthy ones. Here bestselling author and psychotherapist Charles Whitfield blends theories and dynamics from several disciplines into practical knowledge and actions that your can use in your relationships right now.
This comprehensive book opens with clear definitions and descriptions of boundaries, a self-assessment survey and a history of our accumulated knowledge. Going deeper, it describes the 10 essential areas of human interaction wherein you can improve your relationships. These include age regression, giving and receiving (projection and projective identification), triangles, core recovery issues, basic dynamics, unfinished business and spirituality. It shows in countless practical ways how knowledge of each of these is most useful in your recovery and everyday life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1994
ISBN 155874259X ISBN13 9781558742598
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More About Charles Whitfield
Charles L. Whitfield, M.D., is a physician and psychotherapist in private practice in Atlanta. He is a nationally known speaker and is the author of Memory and Abuse, Boundaries and Relationships, the best-selling Healing the Child Within and A Gift to Myself.
Reviews - What do customers think about Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self?
best book I have ever read Aug 14, 2008
i have had many a problem over the years with boundaries and this book has helped me 100% and I recommend it for anyone who may be co-dependant especially.
Just okay Jul 14, 2008
The author keeps referring to his other books. If you have not read these you may have trouble keeping up.
As it is said, `An oldie, but a goodie'. Never out of date. Apr 19, 2007
A work of art and understanding for any millennia. Not being a formal scholar... nevertheless, schooled from the street of hard knocks to the sophistication of group studies and classes with BA's, MA's, PhD's and a few 'Doc's' and in venues from business to religion, I had never heard of 'Boundaries'... of any kind by the time this book reached me. I picked this book of the shelf of a personal library of a friend with MA's in Psychology and Psychotherapy. I was taken aback at the direct application of this subject in what seemed to me, to affect every relationship and person I have ever known in any way in my life, including but not limited to, friends, enemies, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, customers, business acquaintances, spouses, children and virtually every encounter beyond a simple 'Hello' involving anyone in my life. This should be curriculum and at every significant level of growth and education public and private. However, those with basically `normal' or `almost perfect' life experiences would only benefit from the academic perspective; they just read this stuff to help others who really need it... if it passes the intellectual review of scrutiny. Probably the reason for the impact of Whitfield's book of like minds (like the less stuffy review from P. Lu) is the progression from basic understanding to more complex ideas and understandings, with great clarity and practical application for anyone from apprentice to professional. As well, it would be a forgone conclusion that we all have certain reading and personality styles that will vary conveyance of philosophical and psychological ideas to others and may even flex with age and attained knowledge, wisdom and understanding as a person grows and changes throughout life cycles. Reading this book lead to many others, yet Charles Whitfield consistently displays his reasoning and ideas over his entire work in a way that just 'connects', with people, 'on the ground' and at the same time, leaving you with the openness to find remedies for thyself without self serving prescribed answers that are supposed to fit everyone, like many other authors that think they have an answer for everyone. As before and nevertheless, not having even a high school diploma myself, I digress and leave the final say to those of a more notable (smelly) opinion and well... 'degree'. Great work and happy trails, Sir Charles. Kindly, FLJ.
"The topic of today's lecture is Boundaries." Jan 26, 2007
Whitfield's basic text on boundaries was useful to me as a springboard to other more readable books on the subject. His writing tended to be dry and pedantic. I found myself getting irritated at all the charts and tables, which I don't find helpful in elucidating psychological dynamics ... but then, different people learn in different ways. After awhile, I found myself reading the most pithy portions of the narrative and skipping the rest.
Too much waffle Jul 30, 2006
It's longwinded and while it has some interesting insights,it's very poor on actually setting boundaries.Look for something else if you want to set boundaries.Disappointing.