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Back To the Beanstalk

Enchantment and Reality for Couples, 1st Edition

By Judith R Brown

Gestalt Press

172 pages

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"A magical excursion in the world of folklore and fairytale, filled with people hilariously or uncomfortably like ourselves in the stuckness and repetitions that sometimes characterize couples' lives. The process of self-and-other understanding will never be more potentially instructive, more vivid on the page, and more just plain fun, than in the volume before you. Read it and laugh with self-recognition; read it and weep, perhaps, for the same reason; most of all, read it and learn."

- Gordon Wheeler, Ph.D., from the Foreword

"A charming and invaluable contribution to the growing body of Gestalt literature on couples, and the exploration of Gestalt uses of narrative, and narrative uses of Gestalt."

- Sonia March Nevis, Director, Center for the Study of Intimate Systems, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

Table of Contents

Two in a Sieve. The Ogre and His Wife. Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse. The Fisherman and His Wife. The Half-Cup of Tea. Stupid Men and Shrewish Wives. The Master. The Contrary Wife. Gudbrand and His Wife. Rumpelstiltskin. The Husband Who Was to Mind the House. Beanstalks, Folktales, and Good Old Marriage.

About the Author

Judith R. Brown, Ph.D., is known internationally for her work with couples and human relationships. Her teaching and practice in Gestalt therapy have provided a model and source of inspiration for lay people and professionals alike during a 30 year career as teacher, lecturer, writer, and psychotherapist.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family