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review The Wandering Mind × eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Wandering Mind By John A. Biever ⚣ – Have you ever had a daydream If so you've had a dissociative experience The same is true if you've had an out of body moment or thought you were somewhere else as you drifted offEveryday dissociation and those that indicate a serious problem While daydreamers may not meet the criteria for diagnosis trauma victims who relive their nightmares in real time may reuire both diagnosis and treatment The authors also delve into the phenomenon of deliberate dissociation such as Buddhist monks in meditation And they take a close look at the process of diagnosing a dissociative disorder as well as factors that put patients on the road to reintegration and recover. The structure of this book was odd and it focused on dissociative identity disorder DID than implied by the title After a brief discussion of trance prone people hypnotism and a scale from Apollo and Dionysus the book basically all centred around Dr Saroj Parida's DID and how jail has made him a better person I thought there would be about daydreaming dissociative amnesia and fugue states

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Have you ever had a daydream If so you've had a dissociative experience The same is true if you've had an out of body moment or thought you were somewhere else as you drifted off to sleep These are seemingly harmless and temporary dissociations But further down the spectrum of such experiences you find people actually traveling to a strange city and suddenly not remembering how they got there You also find people with multiple personalities and other disordered thinking In The W. The we tolerate the idiosyncrasy in our fellow man the less we mistake it as mental illness and the less mental illness there will be Look for the sanity of the people in your life and you will find it p 130 I think this book adeuately speaks to and embodies this uoteI put this book down on first attempt I thought it lacking in knowledge of dissociation or so termed disorders and the approach obscure some random case study on the infant whisperer Dr Saroj Parida and weird structuring of psyche by Appolonian Odyssean Dionysian linesSecond time around though Biever's deep understanding and compassion for those experiencing structural dissociation was evident More than just a hashing of symptoms and client experience as the majority of books on dissociation he provides an overview of the complications individuals have in diagnoses and treatment and in everyday interactions with those around them the paradoxes of such psychic structureThe tracking of Parida's story throughout the book gave this a human feel to content that often remains 'other' to the reader It's a messy case The reader can be left uestioning the validity of the occurrence of dissociation as so often is the case with this 'disorder' But this is the reality of mind it's workings remaining somewhat mysterious unknowable I like that Biever doesn't try to 'solve' this conflict Tracking Parida including his time in jail perhaps expands the context of experience allowing the reader to appreciate an individual's journey labels aside The take homes' Dr Dan Hughes acronym of PACE Playfulness Acceptance Curiosity Empathy for working with clients this really applies to working withrelating to any individual perhaps obviously Biever throws in an L Love in the end PLACE showing his deep humanity The ongoing uestion of the relationship between self reflection and dissociation one and the same Beiver unfortunately comments on this in the epilogue and thus doesn't go into it Calls for a greater connection between our mental health and legal system believing that our capacity to do this as a culture will be a sign of our true evolution and progression

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The Wandering MindAndering Mind Dr John Biever and co author Maryann Karinch use the stories of people The Wandering ePUB #8608 all along the spectrum of dissociative conditions from those who are perfectly normal to those diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder to expose the natures and functions of dissociation Their lives and stories serve as a way of exploring chronic dissociation and the trek back to good mental health The authors look closely at what signs and symptoms indicate normal. As a phd candidate in clinical psychology researching mind wandering I was really interested in this book and I really wanted to enjoy it I couldn't finish this book even though I usually at least skim through the rest of any bookDr Biever's lack of citations made me feel uneasy I uestioned whether most of the book was his opinion touted as fact I was mildly amused that one Wikipedia mention was cited I was also confused at some points for example when he explained the DSM axes was this for professionals who should already know these basics if ualified to do psychotherapy Or was this for laypeople whose understanding of the axes may have limited value If the latter he needs to clarify the purpose of describing DSM axes especially axes that are mostly unrelated to dissociative disordersAnyway I began to take issue when I felt that his perspective was very skewed and that he misunderstood cognitive behavioural therapy I'm all for expressing opinion IF they are not stated as truth especially in a book like this Particularly he said the most effective CBT occurred when therapists inject warmth and empathy um the basis of any therapy and that unfortunately sometimes psychotherapists are attracted to CBT out of discomfort with their own emotions if not those of others I can keep ranting about this point but I'll just say whatever group of people he bases this view on is VASTLY different from mine; hence if subjective please say soI finally refused to keep reading after he argues for practice based over evidence based treatment an idea which unfortunately summarized my experience of the book I do believe Dr Biever has the best intentions here and he seems to truly care for his patients But his book just seemed like he wanted to spew out his practice experiences and successes ie Saroj Parida without poring over the actual evidence out there