Titolo: Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day-...
Casa editrice: Dutton Adult
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In her revolutionary new book, "Common Shock, Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., defines a problem that until now had no name. Drawing on the latest scientific research and her years of professional experience, Dr. Weingarten describes "common shock"--the biological and psychological responses that are triggered when we witness violence. She shows how these intimate personal responses play out in families and in society, and how common shock is passed down through the generations. She explains how, in becoming aware of the effects of witnessing violence, we can transform fear and helplessness into real healing. Toward this end, she offers practical tools for self-help and for reaching out to others, including: - how to manage the physical symptoms of common shock- how to cope with the suffering of those who are ill or dying- how parents can help children who witness violence- how we can respond constructively to our violence-saturated livesAddressing the full range of violence people witness, this break-through guide tells us what we can do in our homes and neighborhoods to transform common shock into a prescription for healing ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0525947426
Riassunto: A ground-breaking work from a renowned trauma expert reveals a problem that profoundly affects us all - and shows what we can do about it.
Every single day, whether we realize it or not, we witness and are affected by violence - often with serious, long-term consequences.
At times the violence is extraordinary, impossible to neglect: the terrorist attacks of 9/11 make us anxious - even panicky - unable to sleep. More often the violence is mundane: the customer ahead of us in the cafeteria line berates the cashier and we feel inexplicably edgy for hours. Most of the time we don't even notice: our 12-year-old watches a murder on television (one of the more than 100,000 acts of TV violence he has seen by that age) and zones out.
In her revolutionary new book, Common Shock, Harvard Medical School psychologist Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., defines a problem that up until now had no name. Drawing on the latest scientific research and her years of clinical and community experience, Kaethe Weingarten describes common shock -- the biological and psychological responses that are triggered when we witness violence. It is common, because it happens all the time, to everyone in any community. It is a shock, because whether our response is spaciness, distress, or bravado, it affects our mind, body and spirit.
Addressing the full range of violence we all experience, Dr. Weingarten then offers us tools to take effective action, including:
* How to manage the physical symptoms of common shock
* How to cope with the suffering of those who are ill or dying
* How parents can help children who witness violence
* How ordinary citizens can make a difference
Practical, hopeful, and inspirational, this breakthrough guide lets us discover what we can do in our homes and neighborhoods to transform common shock into a compassionate prescription for healing ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world.
L'autore: : Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., associate clinical professor in Harvard University's Department of Psychiatry, has been on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School since 1979. Dr. Weingarten also teaches at the Family Institute of Cambridge and has taught across the United States and in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.
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