You Are What You Remember: A Pathbreaking Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Your Childhood Memories

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Da Capo Press, 2008 - Psychology - 254 pages
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Tell me what you remember and I’ll tell tell you who you are.” With this challenge, psychologist/psychotherapist Patrick Estrade introduces his groundbreaking method to analyze and interpret childhood memories. Such memories are widely recognized as keys that unlock our internal world, direct our actions, and determine the choices we make. But unlike dreams, memories are often neglected because we have no clearly established system for interpreting them. You Are What You Remember delineates Estrade’s techniques for bringing our memories to consciousness and understanding how they inform our existence-all to the end of developing a fuller, more satisfying life and relationships.
  

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In his first title available in English, French author and veteran psychotherapist Estrade approaches memories in a way he considers unique, except for "certain aspects" of Alfred Adler's 1928 book ... Read full review

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I found this book to be quite non-descript. Didnt find much tangible things I could take away from it. Read full review

Contents

1 MEMORIES OFFER A WORLD OF INFINITE RICHES 3
3
Tapping the Well of Memories
17
2 DREAMS AND MEMORIES 19
19
3 MEMORY MEMORIES AND FORGETTING 32
32
4 THE SPIRIT OF OUR MEMORIES 50
50
How to Read and Interpret Childhood Memories
65
5 MOTHERFATHERCHILD CORE NUCLEAR RELATIONSHIPS IN MEMORIES 67
67
6 THE OTHER PRIMARY ACTIVE COMPONENTS OF MEMORIES 80
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11 MEMORIES AND GUILT 163
163
12 MEMORIES HAVE A THERAPEUTIC FUNCTION 177
177
Discovering Your History
187
13 YOUR THREE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES 189
189
14 PULLING BACK A CURTAIN 207
207
The Analysis of Childhood Memories in Psychotherapy 215
215
Notes 229
229
Bibliography 237
237

7 OUTWARDLY DIRECTED MOVEMENT IN MEMORIES 93
93
A SERIES OF EXAMPLES 113
113
Wounds
129
9 TRUE OR FALSE MEMORIES? 131
131
10 MEMORIES AND TRAUMA 140
140
Acknowledgments 241
241
Resources 245
245
About the Author 246
246
Index 247
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About the author (2008)

Patrick Estrade, a psychologist and psychotherapist, is the author of several books published worldwide. He gives seminars on memory analysis throughout Europe and lives in France.

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