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Woman on Fire

by Amy Jo Goddard

Based on her sought-after sexuality workshops, the coauthor of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men shows women how to master the 9 elements of sexual empowerment to reclaim their desire and live the sexually fulfilling lives they want. The prevalence of low sexual desire ranges from 26.7% among premenopausal women to 52.4% among naturally menopausal women. That is an enormous segment of women who are frustrated about their lack of desire and wonder what's wrong. But in Woman on Fire, Amy Jo Goddard shows us that the more whole we are as sexual beings, the more fulfilled we are as human beings. In this accessible, prescriptive book, Amy Jo reveals her holistic, inside-out approach to developing Sexual Empowerment. Women from 20 to 70 come to her workshops with issues like these: "What am I missing?" "I don't like sex the way everyone else seems to." "How do I maintain desire after having kids?" "How do I build sexual confidence?" In answer, Amy Jo shows us how to master the 9 Elements of a Sexually Empowered Life and includes stories from the thousands of women she has worked with. She shows us how to get (back) in touch with desire, explore vulnerability and play, and push the boundaries of what we think is acceptable. We will not just have better sex, we will have more pleasure throughout life and more intimate relationships, whether we have many partners or one.

Woman Power: Transform Your Man, Your Marriage, Your Life

by Laura Schlessinger

Collection of tips, essays, stories, testimonials, radio show transcripts, and Q&As about creating a happy marriage. Shares a controversial and somewhat conservative view on equality of the sexes. Schlessinger asserts that women can use the feminine touch to change their husbands for the better. The book describes the importance of attention, approval, appreciation and affection in relationships.

The Woman Who Can't Forget

by Bart Davis Jill Price

Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day. Her memories are like scenes from home movies, constantly playing in her head, backward and forward, through the years; not only does she make no effort to call her memories to mind, she cannot stop them. The Woman Who Can't Forget is the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her extraordinary memory, living with a condition that no one understood, including her, until the scientific team who studied her finally charted the extraordinary terrain of her abilities. Her fascinating journey speaks volumes about the delicate dance of remembering and forgetting in all of our lives and the many mysteries about how our memories shape us. As we learn of Jill's struggles first to realize how unusual her memory is and then to contend, as she grows up, with the unique challenges of not being able to forget -- remembering both the good times and the bad, the joyous and the devastating, in such vivid and insistent detail -- the way her memory works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries about the workings of normal human memory and normal human forgetting. Intriguing light is shed on the vital role of what's called "motivated forgetting"; as well as theories about childhood amnesia, the loss of memory for the first two to three years of our lives; the emotional content of memories; and the way in which autobiographical memories are normally crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering life story. Would we want to remember so much more of our lives if we could? Which memories do our minds privilege over others? Do we truly relive the times we remember most vividly, feeling the emotions that coursed through us then? Why do we forget so much, and in what ways do the workings of memory tailor the reality of what's actually happened to us in our lives? In The Woman Who Can't Forget, Jill Price welcomes us into her remarkable life and takes us on a mind-opening voyage into what life would be like if we didn't forget -- a voyage after which no reader will think of the magical role of memory in our lives in the same way again.

The Woman Who Can't Forget: The Extraordinary Story Of Living With The Most Remarkable Memory Known To Science

by Bart Davis Jill Price

People might envy someone with such an extraordinary memory that she has been studied by neuroscientists, until they learn that Jill Price's ability extends only to details of her own life, sometimes haunting her, and does not to apply to memorizing facts. In collaboration with an established writer, this Los Angeles resident relates how she has coped since adolescence with hyperthymestic syndrome (defined in the glossary), in the context of current understanding of how memory works. This first-known case was documented in a 2006 journal article.

The Woman Within: A Psychoanalytic Essay on Femininity

by Rafael E. Lopez-Corvo

Although it is quite possible that many will consider this book irreverent or disrespectful of ideas or institutions, the author is certain that they will also perceive it as a defender of women and their unquestionable transcendence throughout history. The main ideas the author now shares publicly, are ones the author has considered for many years: the classification of the 'Eves', the masochistic character of women, the concept of giraffe women, etc.. Other ideas appeared afterwards, some at the last moment, as the author enjoyed the company of friends, who frequently and generously lend their time to discuss with me their own opinions... the author believes that there is a universal feminine principle just as there is a masculine one, the difference remains in the fact that, from the very beginning of creation, everything about man has already been said and nothing continues to be undisclosed, whereas woman, is an untold story yet to be discovered.

The Woman's Book of Resilience: 12 Qualitities to Cultivate

by Beth Miller

Keep thriving through good times and bad: “[An] excellent self-help manual . . . Miller's program is sensible, and her tone warm and positive.” —Publishers WeeklyPsychologist Beth Miller has helped hundreds of people in her therapeutic practice to not only survive life crises but become deeper, more powerful, and more authentic human beings. Packed with information and exercises, this smart, often funny, book can help women thrive amid life’s ups and downs—from trauma and loss to daily disappointments. When we cultivate resilience, we mine the awful, or merely annoying, experiences in life to find meaning and purpose.The Woman's Book of Resilience is an accessible, practical guide to bouncing back, to go to the edge of life and come back with heart and soul elevated, to be able to take sure and steady steps over rocky terrain. Miller offers twelve qualities that help women develop and learn resilience, and shows how to cultivate them:Admit and embrace vulnerability * Increase the ability to connect * Find manageable parts of the problem * Discover your needs and get them met * Recognize your gifts and talents * Develop the ability to say no and set limits * Practice transforming resentment and forgiving * Use your sense of humor * Use the power of staying and leaving * Find meaning in crisis * Endure suffering through crisis * Stand strong alone and rely on othersWith case histories, stories, and a foreword by June Singer, this is a “trustworthy guide to living a more satisfying, fulfilling life no matter what your circumstances” (Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path).

A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Special Edition for Use in the Criminal Justice System

by Stephanie S. Covington

The latest, fully-revised and updated edition of classic and best-selling work in the field Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women's treatment. Helping Women Recover is a manualized treatment intervention based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model—offering a program developed to meet the unique needs of women addicted to alcohol, other drugs, and those with co-occurring disorders. Included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program in group settings or with individual women in criminal justice settings. Now in its third edition, this binder set including both a facilitator's guide and a hands on participant's journal, has been updated with new material on opioid addictions, how to become trauma-informed and gender-responsive, LGBTQ issues, and more. Updated references, further reading suggestions, and a chapter for facilitators which includes the challenges of working in the criminal justice system help practitioners to effectively implement the program in daily practice. A vital tool for all mental health and addiction treatment professionals, Helping Women Recover: Draws from the most up-to-date theory and practical applications in the fields of addiction and trauma Covers the historical background and fundamental principles of gender-responsive services Provides guidance for facilitating an effective woman's treatment program Offers real-world insights on the role of the facilitator Includes an appendix of additional recovery resources such as The Sixteen Steps for Discovery & Empowerment and Women for Sobriety New Life Program Acceptance Statements Helping Women Recover is essential for mental health and addiction treatment professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work with women in HWR is essential for anyone providing services to women in criminal justice settings.

A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Special Edition For Use In The Criminal Justice System

by Stephanie S. Covington

The latest, fully-revised and updated edition of classic and best-selling work in the field Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women's treatment. Helping Women Recover is a manualized treatment intervention based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model-offering a program developed to meet the unique needs of women addicted to alcohol, other drugs, and those with co-occurring disorders. Included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program in group settings or with individual clients. Now in its third edition, this binder set including both a facilitator's guide and a hands on participant's journal, has been updated with new material on opioid addictions, how to become trauma-informed and gender-responsive, LGBTQ issues, and more. The detailed chapter for the facilitator on how to use the program, updated references, and further reading suggestions help practitioners effectively implement the program in daily practice. A vital tool for all mental health and addiction treatment professionals, Helping Women Recover: Draws from the most up-to-date theory and practical applications in the fields of addiction and trauma Covers the historical background and fundamental principles of gender-responsive services Provides guidance for facilitating an effective woman's treatment program Offers real-world insights on the role of the facilitator Includes an appendix of additional recovery resources such as The Sixteen Steps for Discovery & Empowerment and Women for Sobriety New Life Program Acceptance Statements Helping Women Recover is essential for mental health and addiction treatment professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work with women in hospitals, addiction treatment programs, community mental health centers, and individual practices.

A Woman's Journal

by Stephanie S. Covington

In this new edition, Stephanie Covington includes important new evidence-based data and new proven techniques for her unique and exclusive program, as well as new ways to treat trauma and substance abuse, new principles for gender responsive strategies with women offenders, and a new module on sexuality and women's recovery. Also, women who have been using the book have written in many small changes and corrections in the directions and exercises. The latest, and most up-to-date theory and practice for this very focused but substantial field of treatment.A Woman's Journal is tied seamlessly to the facilitator's guide. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions.

Woman's Mysteries: Ancient & Modern (C. G. Jung Foundation Books Ser. #10)

by Esther Harding

Here is a classic study of the feminine principle in myths, dreams, and religious symbolism. In presenting the archetypal foundations of feminine psychology, the author shows how the ancient religious initiations of the moon goddess symbolized the development of the emotions. Understanding the psychological meaning of these initiations, she believes, can help to heal the troubled relations between men and women today.

A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

by Kylie Cheung

A fearless primer to the feminism we need now: tactics for advancing reproductive justice, promoting intersectionality, and pushing back against misogyny, gaslighting, and patriarchal systems of oppression.Too loud. Too shrill. Too far. Too much. Despite the systematic chipping away at our voices, autonomy, and rights, women who demand more--or even just enough--continue to be pushed aside, talked over, and dismissed. From unbridled online abuse to the unspoken societal rules that dictate who can express anger, when you're a feminist the personal is political...and it's time we all embrace feminism as a matter of survival.Cultural critic and Gen-Z feminist Kylie Cheung lays bare the state of affairs for women in the twenty-first century. She discusses the challenges of our time, from misogyny to gaslighting, racism, and rampant attacks on reproductive healthcare. She also explores the empowering strides of #MeToo, unprecedented youth mobilization, and increasing recognition of the power and necessity of intersectional movements. Cheung weaves biting cultural commentary with personal narrative, sharing stories of feminist awakening, online harassment, and the effects of sexual assault, racism, fetishization, and misogyny within relationships. She speaks candidly to a new generation of feminists seeking real, unfiltered experiences and guidance as they navigate the sexist realities of our unjust world. Cheung's manifesto is a tour-de-force of fourth-wave feminism, a call to arms that speaks truth to power as we engage in the fight of and for our lives.

Woman's Relationship with Herself: Gender, Foucault and Therapy (Women and Psychology)

by Helen O'Grady

Woman's Relationship with Herself explores the relationship women have with themselves and demonstrates how this relationship is often dominated by debilitating practices of self-surveillance. Employing Foucault's notion of panoptical power, Helen O'Grady illuminates the link between this kind of self-surveillance and the broader mechanisms of social control, arguing that these negative practices prevent women from enjoying a satisfying, affirming relationship with themselves. Cultural factors that render women vulnerable to dissatisfying self-relations are identified and analysed and, drawing on the insights of Foucault, feminism and narrative therapy, the possibilities for developing a more empowering relationship with the self are examined.This innovative contribution to feminist debates about gender and the self will be of interest to students and researchers in social psychology, feminist psychology, mental health studies and gender studies, and to practitioners in psychological therapies and counselling psychology.

A Womb of Her Own: Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

by Ellen L.K. Toronto Joann Ponder Kristin Davisson Maurine Kelber Kelly

Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women’s identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unstable and subject to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings together a distinguished group of contributors to explore, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the ways in which women’s sexual and reproductive capabilities, and their bodies, are regarded as societal and patriarchal property, not as the possession of individual women. It further examines how women have been viewed as the "other" and thus become the focus of mistreatment such as rape, sexual slavery, restriction of reproduction rights, and ongoing societal repression. ? Postmodern gender theories have greatly enhanced understanding of the fluidity of gender and freed women from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted prematurely from the power differential that continues to exist between men and women. Before the male/female binary is transcended, the limitations imposed upon women by the still prevailing patriarchal order must be addressed. To this end, A Womb of Her Own addresses issues such as the prevalence of rape culture and its historical roots; the relationship of the LGBT movement to feminism; current sexual practices such as sexting and tattooing and their meaning to women; reproductive issues including infertility; adoption; postpartum depression and the actual experience of birthing—all from the perspectives of women. The book also explores the cultural definitions of motherhood, and how such definitions set exacting standards both for the acceptable face of motherhood and for women generally. While women’s unique anatomy and biology have historically contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it is the exploration and illumination of these capabilities from their own perspective that will allow women to claim and control them as their own. Covering a broad, topical range of contemporary subjects, A Womb of Her Own will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as scholars and students of gender and women’s studies.

Women and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook

by Kathleen Brady Sudie Back

For many years, addiction research focused almost exclusively on men. Yet scientific awareness of sex and gender differences in substance use disorders has grown tremendously in recent decades. This volume brings together leading authorities to review the state of the science and identify key directions for research and clinical practice. Concise, focused chapters illuminate how biological and psychosocial factors influence the etiology and epidemiology of substance use disorders in women; their clinical presentation, course, and psychiatric comorbidities; treatment access; and treatment effectiveness. Prevalent substances of abuse are examined, as are issues facing special populations.

Women and Aging: Celebrating Ourselves

by Ellen Cole Esther D Rothblum Ruth R Thone

In our youth-oriented, patriarchal society, aging and older women often find themselves either ignored, pitied, or feared. Women and Aging is a valuable guide to help women break through the negative stereotypes of old age and find personal fulfillment through the stages of maturity. Full of warmth and support, Women and Aging strongly enables women to take and remain in control of their lives instead of passively letting others make life-changing--and possibly harmful--decisions for them. This essential guide for aging will help women increase the vitality of their old age, as it urges them to continue to plan for the future, keep and develop strong relationships, increase their overall wellness, and not be afraid to take risks. Truly a celebration of aging, the author’s illuminating descriptions of her own aging and how she has overcome society’s restrictions are sure to be a source of inspiration for all women--no matter what their ages.Women and Aging begins by addressing cultural attitudes toward women, including appearance, language, behavior, and “women’s work.” The middle section encourages women to face their fears and limitations and express their emotions, while the concluding chapters are a virtual “guide to life,” showing how to live life to the fullest and find inner fulfillment while aging. Along with her own continuing narrative, the author includes a multitude of personal glimpses into the aging processes of other women. This uplifting, helpful book will be of great value not only for aging women, but for women of all ages who are interested in taking active control of their own lives.

Women and Aging: Transcending the Myths (Women and Psychology)

by Linda R. Gannon

Aging in women has traditionally been defined by the menopause, however it is often social and economic changes which are more important to women.In Aging in Women Linda Gannon redresses the balance. From a feminist perspective, she critically reviews current research and provides a more comprehensive analysis of the psychological effects of life-span changes for older women. Some of the topics she explores include second careers, empty-nest, divorce, chronic illness, retirement and sexuality.

Women and Depression: Recovery and Resistance (Women and Psychology)

by Michelle N. Lafrance

Women and Depression: Recovery and Resistance takes a welcome look at women’s experiences of living well after depression. Lafrance argues that the social construction of femininity is dangerous for women’s health, and ultimately, central to their experiences of depression. Beginning with a critical examination of the ways in which women’s depression is a product of the social, political, and interpersonal realities of their everyday lives, the analysis moves on to explore an often ignored aspect of women’s experience – how women manage to ‘recover’ and be well after depression. The book draws on extensive in-depth interviews with women who have been depressed, as well as on previous research and on analyses of representations of women’s health practices in the media. In this way Lafrance critically examines how women negotiate and actively resist hegemonic discourses of femininity in their struggles to recover from depression and be well. Threaded throughout the analysis is the exploration of a variety of subjects related to women’s distress and health, including: negotiating identity the medicalization of women’s misery women’s narratives of resistance the material and discursive context of women’s self-care In exploring the taken-for-granted aspects of women’s experiences, Lafrance sheds light on the powerful but often invisible constraints on women’s wellbeing, and the multiple and creative ways in which they resist these constraints in their everyday lives. These insights will be of interest to students and scholars of psychology, sociology, women’s studies, social work, counseling, and nursing.

Women and Dionysus: Appearances and Exile in History, Culture, and Myth (Routledge Focus on Analytical Psychology)

by Maggy Anthony

Women and Dionysus links repression of the Dionysian spirit in Western culture with the rise of the patriarchy over the course of two millennia. It effectively draws aconnection between Dionysus and women throughout history, with examples from cultures both past and present, and the author’s own experiences. Maggy Anthony explores Dionysus’ role as god of the vine, creativity and passion, and his impact on art and literature. The book examines the Dionysian influence on creative older women, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Martha Graham and Marguerite Duras; examines Dionysus in mythology, history and religion; and considers connections to mysticism and the Renaissance. Anthony goes on to explore how women’s expressions of creativity through healing, wine-drinking and dancing were condemned in history, and how modern African and Latin American rites contrast with Western traditions. Finally, the book looks at ‘outbreaks’ of modern Dionysian spirit - from Haight-Ashbury to the Burning Man festival - and speculates on its future. This unique study will be essential reading for academics and scholars of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, and for analytical and depth psychologists, particularly those with an interest in female individuation, creativity, and spirituality.

Women and Evil

by Nel Noddings

Human beings love to fictionalize evil--to terrorize each other with stories of defilement, horror, excruciating pain, and divine retribution. Beneath the surface of bewitchment and half-sick amusement, however, lies the realization that evil is real and that people must find a way to face and overcome it. What we require, Carl Jung suggested, is a morality of evil--a carefully thought out plan by which to manage the evil in ourselves, in others, and in whatever deities we posit. This book is not written from a Jungian perspective, but it is nonetheless an attempt to describe a morality of evil.

Women and Fluid Identities

by Haleh Afshar

This book argues that it is the fluidity of women's identities that enables them to bridge the gender divides and roles ascribed to them by society and culture with those that they have chosen for themselves whilst retaining a sense of their self.

Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology

by Mary Crawford Rhoda K. Unger

<p>This book is explicitly feminist in its approach. We believe that knowledge cannot ever be objective and value-free and we have chosen to consider the political implications of psychology's findings about women and gender. We also believe, however, that students should be exposed to many viewpoints to learn to think critically about them. This book includes ideas and information from a variety of perspectives. Feminism has nothing to fear from critical thinking! <p>Although the lives of all women (and men] are shaped by gender, all women's lives are not the same. Another of our aims in this book is to explore the ways that race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and age modify women's experiences. We have attempted to synthesize these varying experiences throughout every chapter of the book. We explore, for example, the way they influence images of women, the socialization of girls and boys, the relationships between men and women, and the forms of psychological distress evidenced by women from different groups.</p>

Women And Gender (Fourth Edition): Making A Difference

by Janice D. Yoder

In this fourth edition, Jan Yoder's Women and Gender takes clear aim at its goals for social justice by striving to make a difference in the personal lives and relationships of readers, to make a difference to the scholarship of psychology, and to make a difference through the activism that connects the personal with the political. <p><p> This updated edition draws on the 2007 Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women to examine feminist therapy theory and captures the richness of new research throughout, especially in the burgeoning research areas of hormonal influences on behavior, ambivalent sexism, and body objectification. <p> As with the previous editions, Women and Gender remains sensitive to intersectionality and the social construction of gender. It takes a holistic, dynamic approach that blends understandings of biology, socialization, aging, individual differences, and social contexts, including stereotyping and social status. Building on these understandings, it explores women's relationships, employment, body image, physical and mental health, male violence against girls and women, and women's power and empowerment.

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

by Judith Gould Sarah Hendrickx

The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.

Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine (Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series #Vol. 4)

by Elizabeth Fee

In the face of the long domination of medical care by men, Women and Health explores from a variety of perspectives the twin issues of women in health care, and the health care of women. Specific sections address the women's health movement, birth control and childbirth, women in the health labor force, and the influence of women's employment on their health. Already acclaimed by scholars and health policy-makers alike, Women and Health is sure to become a standard sourcebook on an important and neglected subject.

Women and Health Psychology: Volume I: Mental Health Issues (Environment and Health Series)

by Cheryl Brown Travis

The author proposes that the conditions, events, and experiences that contribute to serious mental health problems for a percentage of women, will at some point be experienced by all. Mental Health Issues presents two basic themes: that social contexts and frameworks are experienced and expressed, and then subconsciously internalized as part of the self; and that specific diagnostic conditions, such as depression, alcoholism, or eating disorders, can emerge from dynamics that are experienced by most women.

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