Retzer Arnold© Süleyman KayaalpDr. Arnold Retzer is a physician, psychologist and one of the leading therapists in Germany. He has a private practice for psychotherapy at Heidelberg University, and is the founder and director of Systemisches Institut Heidelberg (SIH). He is a teaching therapist and supervisor, and psychology expert for magazines such as Focus online, Brigitte, and Stern.

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Books (selection)
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MIESE STIMMUNG
Eine Streitschrift gegen positives Denken


Psychology
S. Fischer (2012)
336 pp

FOUL MOOD
A Manifesto Against Positive Thinking

We are all driven by the dicates of positive thinking. It has never been as easy, they say, to find happiness, it's in our own hands. Self-improvement is a prerequisite, the consequences are depression and burnout.

Renowned doctor and psychologist Arnold Retzer shows us a way out of this trap. He debunks dangerous myths, puts an end to false hopes and explains the meaning of fear and self-doubt. He shows ways to make use of bad moods and to allow realistic self-assessment. It's a provocative and immensely liberating book.

72412

LOB DER VERNUNFTEHE
Eine Streitschrift für mehr Realismus in der Liebe


Relationships, Psychology, How-to
S. Fischer (2009)
304 pp

 

IN PRAISE OF MARIAGE DE CONVENANCE
A Manifesto for More Realism in Love

Getting married is in again. But every second marriage is divorced. How can marriage succceed?

Arnold Retzer, renowned medical doctor, psychologist and therapist, is convincend that we strain marriage by expecting enduring love, perfect equality and exciting sex until high age. Marriage can only succeed, if we don't charge it with unreasonable expectations.

In provocative assertions he does away with darling ideas and presents case studies from his daily practice. Only by discharging marriage from undue expectations and demands can it survive, both as a social concept and in individual cases.