The following booklets are translations of the german blue series "Psychotherapie". This series of texts conveys in a striking way how happiness depends on what a person experienced in childhood and that character traits which interfere with life can be changed through psychotherapy. Thus, all readers can become confident that they do not have to remain under the influence of something once learned, but that they can learn something new anytime and thus take their happiness into their own hands.
Volumes 1 - 2:
Volume 1: How to Overcome Difficulties in Life
Volume 2: Difficulties in Life as a Result of Childhood Experiences
"How to Overcome Difficulties in Life" (Volume 1)
In the present booklet 1 the various difficulties in life are being discussed in the following four case studies: "Melancholy and Passivity", "Jealousy and Despair", Conpulsion and Depression" and last but not least "Social Anxiety and Inner Agitation". In each example there are people who had looked for psychological help because they felt deeply challenged by their personal problems. By talking about their early childhood experiences, they could see a connection between today's troubles and their learned way of looking at life. The peoples sorrows and failures, depression, despair, anxiety, jealousy and inner agitation are no riddle anymore but can be understood by each reader because of the authors' clear presentation. By a better understanding of the connection between one's childhood experiences and one's problems in life, we can find a way for happiness and a more satisfying social and cooperative life. In this way, readers will close the booklet in an optimistic spirit.
"Difficulties in Life as a Result of Childhood Experiences" (Volume 2)
In the present volume 2, the effects of an authoritarian upbringing are depicted. The texts show clearly how in the past and sometimes even today, children’s psyches have been burdened by a tough hand and the parents’ strong affects and that in this way, a variety of difficulties in life have developed. Difficulties such as lack of self-confidence, stress, a know-it-all attitude, overly well-behaved attitudes, as well as depressive moods, fears, feelings of panic, sleep disturbances and psychosomatic disorders. It gives the adult who was brought up in an authoritarian way a lot of trouble to allow these feelings, get to know their source and then go about questioning and changing them. In the following four case studies, it is shown in a detailed fashion how childhood experiences can be worked up and how such troubling feelings can be overcome. Every case is presented in such a way that everyone, no matter how big their prior psychological knowledge, can understand the connections that exist between someone’s childhood experiences and feelings later in life, and that this knowledge can be transferred into one’s own life. In this way, readers will close the booklet in an optimistic spirit.