Treating The New Anxiety

Treating The New Anxiety

by Kirk A. Bingaman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765704625

ISBN-13: 9780765704627

Pub. Date: 09/16/2007

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

A new form of anxiety has emerged, stemming in part from our post-9/11 reality, but even more stemming from the influence of supermodernity. Whereas postmodernism theorizes an anxiety that results from the collapse or loss of meaning, through the lens of supermodernity it appears that the new anxiety is evoked more by an excess of meaning generated by the rapid

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A new form of anxiety has emerged, stemming in part from our post-9/11 reality, but even more stemming from the influence of supermodernity. Whereas postmodernism theorizes an anxiety that results from the collapse or loss of meaning, through the lens of supermodernity it appears that the new anxiety is evoked more by an excess of meaning generated by the rapid acceleration of human life and the media's daily bombardment with serious global, national, and local concerns. This book explores the nature of the anxiety our supermodern condition provokes, and proposes that with the void left by the diminishment of religious involvement and practice the therapy session becomes the definitive place for meaning-making. Building on a cognitive therapy approach that emphasizes the client's belief system, Bingaman demonstrates that to treat this new anxiety most effectively, practitioners must help clients identify and explore their core theological beliefs and spiritual values.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765704627
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
What Is Prompting the New Anxiety?     1
The Nature of Supermodernity     17
Diagnosing the New Anxiety     35
The Importance of Assessing Core Theological Beliefs     63
Maintaining a Balanced Approach     101
A More Comprehensive Form of Care     123
References     137
Index     139
About the Author     143

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