Embracing Life: Toward a Psychology of Interdependence

Embracing Life: Toward a Psychology of Interdependence

by David "Lucky" Goff

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Overview

Our story is changing. The Universe has given our species everything we need to actualize our potential. Evolution is knocking at our doors. The connected life is here. We are being fed this minute with the very nutrients that can assure that we live the lives that fulfill us and that serve the greater whole. Our natural inheritance, combined with the pattern that connects us with the rest of Life, calls us to be fully ourselves. This has always been the case, but now it is becoming more evident. Our lives are Life’s life. The details unfold within.

David “Lucky” Goff, Ph.D., M.F.T., served as adjunct faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where he employed large group processes to promote community and personal development. David also assists organizations, including therapeutic and spiritual communities, in their quests to create and sustain genuine community. His research into the “psychological sense of community” is the first to examine and describe the conditions that facilitate collective consciousness. In 2003 David had a brain aneurism. As a result of his stroke and the onset of a rare brain syndrome, he nearly died and ended up permanently disabled. This experience had a transformational effect on David, which made him “Lucky” and cued him into how radically connected all things are. This broader awareness now informs his approach toward what it means to be human. He maintains a psychotherapy practice specializing in psycho-spiritual development. He also writes extensively about a psychology of interdependence, community, elders, and the conditions that lead to a social and ecological sense of connection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936033317
Publisher: ICRL Press
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section I: Our Natural Inheritance: Evolution’s Gifts

Chapter 1: The Universe

Chapter 2: Evolution in Living Systems

Chapter 3: Synergetic Relationships

Section II: The Pattern That Connects

Chapter 4: The Story of the Holon

Chapter 5: The Challenges of the Human Holon: As Told by Differentiation Theory

Chapter 6: The Developmental Embrace

Section III: A Psychology of Interdependence

Chapter 7: An Interdependent Approach

Chapter 8: Natural Therapy

Chapter 9: The Between

Section IV: Sociotherapy

Chapter 10: Getting Along

Chapter 11: “Our” Story: Awakening in Community

Chapter 12: The Social Koan

Section V: Learning Community

Chapter 13: The Disciplines of Learning Community

Chapter 14: A Social Crucible

Section VI: Considerations

Addendum

Chapter Notes and Acknowledgments

Help

Bibliography

About the Author

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