‘Addiction to Perfection’ by Marion Woodman (A Review) This book is ‘ Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride – a Psychological. “This book is about taking the head off an evil witch”. A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, . Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman. Alanis Morissette December 3, books. Share. marion Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride .
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She shared their dreams. The Knitting Way No preview available. I’m not done yet, but this book is a must read for anyone working with clients with eating disorders in this modality. The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa in Nineteenth Subscribe once monthly e-mail Name Email Address Leave this field empty if you’re human: A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.
Jungian analyst Woodman links this principle with addictive behaviors, primarily in women workaholism, obesity, alchohol and drugs, etctying her concept of positive feminine deprivation to the psychological ills of individuals, both men and women.
It has some brilliant paragraphs interspersed with almost stream of consciousness dream analysis and histories of her patients.
The problem isn’t one of location home birth vs hospital birth or whether a woman receives pain medication or not. To ask other readers questions about Addiction to Perfectionplease sign up. One passage in particular resonated with me, as it echoes an impression I got about modern birth practices as I compared the hospital birth of my first child with the home birth of my second.
Reblogged this on Imperfect Happiness and commented: This domination and obliteration of the feminine by the masculine in modern obstetrics could go some ways to explaining why women who receive pain medication during labor report lower satisfaction with their birth experiences than women who receive no pain medication.
Adddiction 14, Jodi rated it it was amazing. I’ve never made it all the way through this book. I love this because it puts the power back in the woman, and takes the emphasis away from sex and towards enlightenment.
Instead of the birth of a baby, we have surgical extraction.
perfectiion This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Return to Book Page. She starts with a “fact” that all “obese” women are psychologically damaged. The birthing woman explained that she wanted to have a home birth because she wanted to have the full birth experience.
At any rate, I really liked the book. Jul 19, Dev rated it really liked it.
Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman – Alanis Morissette
She starts with a “fact” that all “obe I really love Marion Woodman. Jun 07, Becky added it. It picked at my scabs.
This is not light reading, but my therapist recommended it to me enough times that I finally read it. This an amazing book though about patriarchy, women, the significance of dreams and eating disorders from a depth psychological point of view. The practice of shifting my focus from my mind and the intellectual, with which I am most comfortable, to my body and my intuition dovetails nicely with the mindfulness practices I’ve already begun.
Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study by Marion Woodman
No, of course not. I think if I read it again, I would absorb more of it, partly because there’s so much there and it takes a while to percolate and make sense to me, and partly because I had very little exposure to Jungian psychology before reading this book, so the language was a little inaccessible to me at first. Anal retentive, Type A women And what does she ask her anorexic clients to do? McEachern Snippet view – This book delves into the reasons why people like me are the way we are.
How to embrace the feminine in us, how to let go of perfection, and how to learn more about ourselves by living with authenticity, passion and daring presence. Otherwise, it’s full of rich text that I had to read many times more than once to digest it’s richness. Notify me of new posts via email. May 21, John B. Jung Institute in Zurich, where she completed training in A vivid and reflection-filled read for any aspiring Jungian or eating disorder therapist. Her books, especially Dancing in the Flames: She worked as a high school English and drama teacher for more than 20 years.
Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman
As with most Woodman books, it is hard to read her straight through, so I concede that I spot read prrfection book. Reblogged this on Imperfect Happiness and commented:.
Find me on social media. Now, this book was published inso I do have to chalk a bit of the unconscious projection on fat people to the time and culture, but the extreme projections in this book are horrendous and sad for someone so deeply immerse in Jungian psychology.
The need to be perfect and it’s effect on our psyche and our planet. It pricked me where my skin is the thinnest.
I realized how alike in our insecurities and fears we all are. It was an unsettling experience. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Mar 22, Tara Greene rated it it was amazing. Which is why this book breaks my heart. Studies in Jungian Psychology peerfection Jungian Analysts 1 – 10 of books. A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships My library Help Advanced Book Search.