The Language of Tears

by Jeffrey A Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jossey-bass Inc | September 1, 1998 | Hardcover

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No word or action speaks louder than a single tear. Tears of grief, sadness, despondency, hopelessness, relief, exhilaration, pride and ecstacy reflect an amazing range of emotional responses. Why are tears such a mysterious form of communication? Best-selling author and psychologist Jeffrey A. Kottler unravels the mystery as he offers surprising answers to such questions as: Why do we cry? How do men’s and women’s tears differ? How are tears interpreted in different cultures? When is crying therapeutic and when does it become self-destructive?

Kottler’s searching questions explore the passion of the human experience as he delves into the paradoxical nature of tears as physical mirrors of both our pain and our rapture. Wise, informative, and moving, The Language of Tears challenges many of our conventional attitudes toward tears and shows how valuable crying can be as an opportunity for communication, intimacy, change, and enlightenment.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 242 pages

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Jossey-bass Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0787902659

ISBN - 13: 9780787902650

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The Language of Tears

by Jeffrey A Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 242 pages

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Jossey-bass Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0787902659

ISBN - 13: 9780787902650

Table of Contents

1. A Student of Tears
2. A Language That Transcends Words \x09
3. Evolution of Crying
4. Understanding the Meanings of Tears
5. Crying Across Cultures
6. Women and Tears
7. When Men Cry
8. Crying and Personal Transformation
9. Responding to Tears
10. A Time for Tears

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No word or action speaks louder than a single tear. Tears of grief, sadness, despondency, hopelessness, relief, exhilaration, pride and ecstacy reflect an amazing range of emotional responses. Why are tears such a mysterious form of communication? Best-selling author and psychologist Jeffrey A. Kottler unravels the mystery as he offers surprising answers to such questions as: Why do we cry? How do men’s and women’s tears differ? How are tears interpreted in different cultures? When is crying therapeutic and when does it become self-destructive?

Kottler’s searching questions explore the passion of the human experience as he delves into the paradoxical nature of tears as physical mirrors of both our pain and our rapture. Wise, informative, and moving, The Language of Tears challenges many of our conventional attitudes toward tears and shows how valuable crying can be as an opportunity for communication, intimacy, change, and enlightenment.

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No words, no actions speak louder than a single tear. Our emotional responses are mirrored in our tears of grief, sadness, despondency, hopelessness, relief, exhilaration, pride, and ecstasy.
Why do tears remain such a mysterious form of communication?
In this intriguing study, best-selling author and psychologist Jeffrey A. Kottler unravels the mystery of tears and offers insightful and often surprising answers to such questions as: Why do we cry? How do men and women¦s tears differ? How are tears interpreted in different cultures? When is crying therapeutic and when does it become self-destructive?
Kottler¦s searching questions explore the passion found in the human experience as he delves into the paradoxical nature of tears--that can express excruciating pain as well as exquisite rapture. In addition to the book¦s obvious emotional appeal it is filled with valuable information such as the evolutionary purposes of tears, the importance of crying for infants and small children, and scientific studies of the neuropsychology and biology of tears.
Wise, informative, and moving, The Language of Tears challenges many of our conventional attitudes toward tears and shows how valuable they can be as an opportunity for communication, intimacy, change, and enlightenment.

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As a therapist, Jeffrey A. Kottler has seen countless tears -- tears of rage, sadness, grief, joy, pride and anger. This volume is his exploration of the true "language" of crying -- what we attempt to communicate and why it is so passionate. Kottler takes a scientific yet readable approach in case studies and analysis in The Language of Tears.
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