Friedman's Fables

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Guilford Press, Feb 19, 2013 - Psychology - 246 pages
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Edwin H. Friedman has woven 24 illustrative tales that offer fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles and reflect the author's humor, pathos, and understanding. Friedman takes on resistance and other "demons" to show that neither insight, nor encouragement, nor intimidation can in themselves motivate an unmotivated person to change. These tales playfully demonstrate that new ideas, new questions, and imagination, more than accepted wisdom, provide each of us with the keys to overcoming stubborn emotional barriers and facilitating real change both in ourselves and others. Thought-provoking discussion questions for each fable are included.
 

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Contents

Cover
The Bridge A Nervous Condition
THE DEMONS OF RESISTANCE
Net Results
The Curse
Interlude
BONDS AND BINDS
Symbiosis
Attachment Jean and Jane
The Wallflower
Narcissus
Epilogue
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Metamorphosis
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Edwin H. Friedman, until his death in 1996, worked for more than 35 years in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, and was in great demand as a consultant and public speaker throughout the country. A family therapist and ordained rabbi, Edwin H. Friedman was well known in the fields of mental health and pastoral education for his motivational style and his unique blend of systems thinking, humor, and common sense. He offered acclaimed workshops for mental health practitioners, clergy, business leaders, and others.

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