Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology

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Loving Healing Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 180 pages
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Metapsychology, as developed by Frank A.Gerbode, MD, is a subject rich in philosophy and practical application. Much of Applied Metapsychology makes use of one-on-one session work to achieve the individual’s personal goals - from relieving past pain to living more fully to expanding consciousness.

Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology, highlights key factors from the subject and illuminates the ways that these factors can be used on a daily basis for improved quality of life, as an individual, in relationships, and in the wider world.

Learn handy and usually quite fast techniques to assist another person after a shock, injury or other distressLearn simple methods for expanding your awareness on a daily basisGain a deeper understanding of relationship and how to strengthen and nurture any relationshipLearn the components of successful communication, what causes commu nication to break down, and how to repair breakdownsGain vital keys to understanding those behaviors of other people that have previously been inexplicable to youGain the ability to more accurately predict certain patterns of human behavior, and to be more effective in dealing with the negative onesLearn an effective tool for making important life decisionsExplore human potential

Praise for Life Skills
"A concise, eminently-readable, empathic, joy-filled, hands-on text. Life Skills is a must for therapists and their clients." 
-- Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., author of “Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited”

"A serious, impressive, and thoughtful work with one objective in mind: teaching how to reach one's full potential."
-- James W. Clifton, M.S., Ph.D., LCSW

"If you take the trouble to do the exercises the way the author suggests, they will change your life." 
-- Robert Rich, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A.P.S., A.A.S.H

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Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with
Metapsychology (Explorations in Metapsychology Series)
Author: Marian K. Volkman
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1-932690-05-0
Applied Metapsychology makes use of one on one sessions to achieve personal goals. Developed by Frank A. Gerbode, MD, it utilizes relieving past pain and trauma and working through personal issues to expand the consciousness of the patient or user . People who study and use Metapsychology report living a fuller and more fulfilled life, with less fear, depression and unhappiness than the general population. By reading and using the detailed information in Marian K. Volkman's book, the reader will be given a concise, indepth and easily understandable grasp of metapsycology, it's value and how it's used.
Written in a manner that will appeal to therapists, laypersons and students, this book will assist the user in more accurately predicting patterns of human behavior and dealing with negative situations, people and behaviors. It's a truly user friendly volume on exapanding personal understanding of your own behavior, motivations, ambitions, deep seated issues, relationship style and communication abilities. She has formatted the book in a way that makes it ideal for group study as well as personal use. While offering a broad background of metapsychology, each aspect is written in extreme detail and ease of understanding and utilization. The author presents a wide and varied wealth of information in easily digestible sections.
Topics of study in this book include quality of life, stress and trauma as a factor in life, understanding emotions and predicting them, improving relationship in all the areas of your life: family, work, friends, etc. I found this book to be really motivational and thought provoking. I know it's one I will turn to again and again as situations arise and problems need resolution. Highly recommended, I look forward to much more from this author.
 

Contents

How Domains and Aspects of Domains Affect Each Other
93
Collapse and Inversion of the Domains
100
Decision making as Informed by Domains
102
Lining up the Domains
103
Chapter Summary
105
Success
107
Understanding Success and Failure
109
Its My Universe and Other Views of Success
111

What can be done about the Effects of Traumatic Incidents?
26
Triggering of Traumatic Incidents
27
What is Resolution of Trauma?
32
Attempted Solutions to the Effects of Traumatic Stress
33
To Face it or Not to Face it?
34
Real Resolution of Traumatic Experience
35
Emotional First Aid Three Simple Remedies
37
Chapter Summary
41
The Emotional Scale Predicting and Understanding Emotion
43
Chronic Acute and Projected Emotional Levels
50
Cause or Effect? Using the Emotional Scale as a Tool
52
The Predictability Factor
58
Using the Emotional Scale to Create Positive Effects
61
Chapter Summary
66
Understanding Improving Relationships
67
Understanding the Components of Relationship
68
Building Relationship
69
Types of Connection
70
Repairing Breakdowns
76
Chapter Summary
81
A Useful Life Model
83
Domains of Consciousness
91
Using this Model
113
The Danger Zone
116
Drudgery
118
The Charms of Normal
119
The Thrills of Success
121
Chapter Summary
123
Understanding The Dark Side of the Force
125
Types of Negative Experience
126
A Model for Understanding the Darkest Side of Human Behavior
128
Chapter Summary
135
Awareness Enhancers Remedies
137
The Orientation Remedies
142
Conversational Remedy
147
Awareness Enhancers
149
Chapter Summary
151
Afterword
153
Glossary
155
Resource List
159
Bibliography
160
About the Author
163
Index
165
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