READ BOOK ↠ Cherishment: A Psychology of the Heart - by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Faith Bethelard

Cherishment: A Psychology of the Heart By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Faith Bethelard,

  • Title: Cherishment: A Psychology of the Heart
  • Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Faith Bethelard
  • ISBN: 9780684859668
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cher ish ment, n F cher, dear Sweet, indulgent love, esp of children Emotional equivalent of nourishment soul food What the world needs now Elisabeth Young Bruehl and Faith Bethelard give a name to the kind, warm, tender, and affectionate love that babies expect before they can speak of it and that we all desire our whole lives long As adults, they note, we al Cher ish ment, n F cher, dear Sweet, indulgent love, esp of children Emotional equivalent of nourishment soul food What the world needs now Elisabeth Young Bruehl and Faith Bethelard give a name to the kind, warm, tender, and affectionate love that babies expect before they can speak of it and that we all desire our whole lives long As adults, they note, we all desire our whole lives long As adults, they note, we don t often acknowledge or even understand our need for this cherishment Their book is a rare effort to explore that need, to create a psychology of the heart In Cherishment, Young Bruehl and Bethelard provide a wholly original way of thinking about familiar concepts such as love, attachment, and care, showing how deep seated disappointments and fears of dependency keep so many of us from forming healthy relationships Questioning the traditional, celebratory view of independence and self reliance, they argue that cherishment is the emotional foundation, formed in childhood, that sustains all kinds of growth promoting adult bonds.Blending the philosophical writing that has won Young Bruehl international acclaim with Bethelard s imaginative sensibility, Cherishment is a finely balanced interplay of scholarship, dual memoir, and intimate therapeutic tales It draws on ancient wisdom traditions of the East and West, telling many instructive stories of men and women, young and old, who have learned to cultivate the cherishment instinct in themselves as well as in others It helps readers attune sensitively to the ways people express their need for affection in the details of daily life and relationships The book narrates a journey ofdiscovery, and any reader on his or her own journey in the realm of the heart will feel cherished by it.
    Cherishment A Psychology of the Heart Cher ish ment n F cher dear Sweet indulgent love esp of children Emotional equivalent of nourishment soul food What the world needs now Elisabeth Young Bruehl and Faith Bethelard give a name to th

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    1. This is an important book, brief but thoughtful, exploring the concept of how we love others and wish to be loved by them It is a book of psychology, but so much , drawing from ancient traditions and applying these concepts to modern lives in need of love The final chapter addresses what a culture of cherishment would look like The idea of love as reciprocal caring isn t new, but Youn Breuhl and co author Faith Bethelard go further, to benevolence, well wishing, and goodwill as further elements [...]

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