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1. Greetings from Neil
2. Hot Off The Press!
3. Hours of operation and shipping

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A new book got some extra promotion because some of us got a little momentum happening with our pet photo shoots. I do not believe I need to tell you what book that is. It does contain a chapter by Sean Meggeson and is also animal relevant. That is all I will say on the matter. We went too far. We are aware.

So the sunshine is nice. We are working at opening for browsing this coming week. We, and our website, will keep you posted. Thank you for bearing with us.

There are so many good new books out. I always say that. It is always true. It feels good to be right you know?

Mark Solms was in town giving a talk once. I was there selling books. He popped out to say hello and he was very nice. He is a very nice man. 'Ever tear into a book excitedly only to get through the introduction and then move onto something else until you see your dusty bookmark in the same place years later? Such a thing is impossible with The Hidden Spring. Impossible I say!

I will leave the rest of the newsletter to your beautiful browsing eyes.
We are glad you are among us.

-Newsletter Neil
We are back to having a small number of gremlins in the store and closed to browsing. We are doing curbside pickup and delivery so please call, email, or submit what you need through the website. We are at your service.
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Our 2020 spring catalogue of featured titles is still current!
We sent a bunch out already. Perhaps you decided to work from home recently and your catalogue was sent to your workplace? Maybe you have been too shy to ask for one before now?
Your situation is safe with us either way as you can request a copy here or here.
You can also peruse it immediately to the left on our home screen. Not all the way left. . .
Animals as the Third in Relational Psychotherapy: Exploring Theory, Frame and Practice
Jo Silbert and Jo Frasca (Eds)
Hot Off The Press!
Lots of new arrivals this month! Here is just a sample but please click here to view a (long) list of highlights.

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness
Mark Solms

A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the centre of mental life.

For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contemporary neuroscience, discovering how consciousness comes about has been a lifetime’s quest. He has now arrived at an astonishing answer. While sticking closely to the medical facts, Solms proves to be a frank and fearless guide on an extraordinary voyage from the dawn of psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of contemporary neuroscience.
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An Experience-Based Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice: Seeking, Feeling, and Relating
Joseph Lichtenberg, Frank Lachmann, and James L. Fosshage

Based on conceptualizing experience as it is lived from infancy throughout life, this book identifies three major pathways to development and applies Lichtenberg, Lachmann, and Fosshage’s experience-based vision to psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Using detailed clinical narratives and vignettes, as well as organizational studies, the book takes up the distinction between a person’s responding to a failure in achieving a goal with disappointment and seeking an alternative path, or with disillusion and a collapse in motivation. [More. . .]

A Turtle's Guide to Introversion
Ton Mak

Being an introvert comes with numerous advantages and the occasional woe, and no animal knows that better than the humble turtle hiding in its shell. This book celebrates introverts and their many wonderful, often-underrated qualities.

The story is narrated by a lovable turtle who finds socializing tiring, prefers alone time, and recharges through solitude.[More. . .]

The Unworry Doodle Book: Doodle yourself calm
Alice James

Let your worries float away as you doodle, draw, scribble and sketch your way through this relaxing book. With helpful advice and reassurance from an adorable little sloth character who helps out in Usborne's series of 'unworry' collection of books on looking after our emotional and mental health. Contains relaxing, absorbing doodling activities that help to encourage mindfulness and put worries in perspective.[More. . .]

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors : A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition
Sarah Bowen, Neha Chawla, Joel Grow, and G. Alan Marlatt

This authoritative book--now revised and expanded with important clinical and research advances--presents a proven approach for helping people meet the day-to-day challenges of recovery from addiction and maximize their well-being. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) integrates carefully tailored meditation practices with cognitive and behavioral skills building. [More. . .] 

Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature
Rachel Williams | Illustrated by Freya Hartas

All around us, nature is working wonders. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it’s not always easy to see them . . . In this beautiful illustrated collection, 50 moments in nature are paused for you to watch them in detail. Then you should go outside, and explore, and see what you find when you take the time to slow down. Gorgeously illustrated, this charming collection celebrates the small wonders happening all around us every day. [More. . .]

Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear
Carl Hart

Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the effects of so-called recreational drugs on the human mind and body. Dr. Hart is open about the fact that he uses drugs himself, in a happy balance with the rest of his full and productive life as a colleague, husband, father, and friend. In Drug Use for Grown-Ups, he draws on decades of research and his own personal experience to argue definitively that the criminalization and demonization of drug use--not drugs themselves--have been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country's enduring structural racism.[More. . .]

A Matter of Death and Life
Irvin Yalom and Marilyn Yalom

A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her terminal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret.

Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author Irvin Yalom devoted his career to counseling those suffering from anxiety and grief. But never had he faced the need to counsel himself until his wife, esteemed feminist author Marilyn Yalom, was diagnosed with cancer. In A Matter of Death and Life, Marilyn and Irv share how they took on profound new struggles: Marilyn to die a good death, Irv to live on without her. [More. . .]

Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue | Psychoanalytic Horizons series
Amy Allen and Mari Ruti

Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan explores convergences and divergences in the psychoanalytic theories of Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, with a special focus on the implications of their work for critical theory, broadly construed. The book is co-authored in the form of a dialogue between Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti, a leading Lacanian critical theorist.
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The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships, Third Edition
Michael Nichols and Martha Straus

"That isn't what I meant!" Truly listening and being heard is far from simple, even between people who care about each other. This perennial bestseller--now revised and updated for the digital age--analyzes how any conversation can go off the rails and provides essential skills for building mutual understanding. Thoughtful, witty, and empathic, the book is filled with vivid stories of couples, coworkers, friends, and family working through tough emotions and navigating differences of all kinds.
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Systems-Centered Training: An Illustrated Guide for Applying a Theory of Living Human Systems
Yvonne Agazarian, Susan Gant, and Frances Carter

This illustrated book shows how "thinking" systems offer new ways of seeing people which can help us see and do things differently. The authors describe how a theory of living human systems was developed and even recently revised. This major revision led to a theory of the person-as-a-system and its role-systems map that helps us see which system in us and in others is running the show.
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Psychotherapy and Personal Change: Two Minds in a Mirror
Ahron Friedberg with Sandra Sherman

Psychotherapy and Personal Change: Two Minds in a Mirror offers unique day-to-day accounts of patients undergoing psychotherapy and what happens during "talk therapy" to startle the complacent, conscious mind and expose the unconscious. It is a candid, moment-by-moment revelation of how the therapist’s own memories, feelings, and doubts are often as much a factor in the process as those of the patient. 
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Translation/Transformation: 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Dana Birksted-Breen(Edt)

Translation is at the heart of psychoanalysis: from unconscious to conscious, experience to verbal expression, internal to enacted, dream thought to dream image, language to interpretation, unrepresented to represented, and transference of past to present.

The book’s first part discusses the question of translation, literal and metaphoric. Both linguistic and cultural translations are closely tied to specific and significant personalities who were involved in the early history of psychoanalysis and thus in the development of the IJP.
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The Sensible World and the World of Expression: Course Notes from the College de France, 1953
Maurice Merleau-Ponty

The Sensible World and the World of Expression was a course of lectures that Merleau-Ponty gave at the Collège de France after his election to the chair of philosophy in 1952. The publication and translation of Merleau-Ponty’s notes from this course provide an exceptional view into the evolution of his thought at an important point in his career.  
In these notes, we see that Merleau-Ponty’s consideration of the problem of the perception of movement leads him to make a self-critical return to Phenomenology of Perception in order to rethink the perceptual encounter with the sensible world as essentially expressive, and hence to revise his understanding of the body schema accordingly in terms of praxical motor possibilities.  [More. . .]

Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice
Carrie York Al-Karam(Edt)

Integrating the Islamic faith with modern psychotherapy is at the forefront of the spiritually integrated psychotherapy movement. To bring this work to wider attention and to promote its continuation, Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam has brought together the present volume of nine essays, each of which is written by a Muslim clinician who practices Islamically integrated psychotherapy (IIP)—a modern approach that unites the teachings, principles, and interventions of the faith with Western therapeutic approaches. [More. . .]

The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health
David Rosmarin

This book introduces an approach to mental health that dates back 3,000 years to an ancient body of Jewish spiritual wisdom. Known as the Connections Paradigm, the millennia-old method has been empirically shown to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. After being passed down from generation to generation and tested in clinical settings with private clients, it is presented here for the first time to a wide audience.

The idea behind the paradigm is that human beings, at any given moment, are either "connected" or "disconnected" across three key relationships.[More. . .]

On Property | Field Notes #2
Rinaldo Walcott

From plantation rebellion and Indigenous land theft to prison labour's super-exploitation, Walcott examines the relationship between policing and property.

That a man can lose his life for passing a fake $20 bill, when we know that our economies are flush with fake money, says something damning about the ways in which we’ve organized society. At the nexus of the current discourse on policing and violence is the unavoidable fact that criminal codes value property more than human life, and thus substantive change isn’t possible until we rethink the very idea of private property itself.[More. . .]

COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology
Kendra Boileau and Rich Johnson (Eds) 

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees. When we weren’t sheltering in place, we were advised to wear masks, wash our hands, and practice social distancing. We watched in horror as medical personnel worked around the clock to care for the sick and dying. Businesses were shuttered, travel stopped, workers were furloughed, and markets dropped. And people continued to die. 
Amid all this uncertainty, writers and artists from around the world continued to create comics, commenting directly on how individuals, societies, governments, and markets reacted to the worldwide crisis.  [More. . .]

Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Roy Grinker

A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma.

For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.

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Coming out June 27th!

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