The Dance Of Intimacy

Author: Harriet Lerner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741074
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In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

Self Help That Works

Author: John C. Norcross, Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199915156
Size: 42.76 MB
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Previously published under title: Authoritative guide to self-help resources in mental health.

Recovery Of Your Self Esteem A Guide For Women

Author: Carolynn Hillman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497663229
Size: 69.33 MB
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Put a stop to feelings of inadequacy with these strategies, practices, and exercises. With warmth and encouragement, along with her original ten-step process, Carolynn Hillman puts self-esteem and the accomplishment and real satisfaction it engenders within the reach of every woman. Her straightforward approach to conquering feelings of inadequacy and self-defeating behavior include: Practicing six key ways of nurturing yourself Recognizing and appreciating your good points Silencing the inner critic and heeding the inner child Breaking the self-imposed failure cycle Overcoming external obstacles that limit your progress Recovery of Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women supports readers with participatory exercises and inspiring examples that confirm feelings of increased self-respect and achievement. It offers invaluable advice and understanding that will pave the way toward feeling better more of the time.

The Contemporary Woman S Guide To Midlife

Author: Carla Herrera
Publisher: Carla Herrera
ISBN: 141374561X
Size: 43.32 MB
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The Contemporary Womans Guide to Midlife is an autobiographical tour through midlife. The author takes the reader through her transformation in early midlife and allows a brief, but intimate, glimpse of one womans perspective on the process. Essay topics include the empty nest, menopause, values and relationships. A must read for anyone approaching or knowing someone who is approaching midlife or major life transitions.

Out Of The Shadows

Author: Patrick J Carnes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592857698
Size: 47.23 MB
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With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Author: Nancy McWilliams
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606235829
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Addressing the art and science of psychodynamic treatment, Nancy McWilliams distills the essential principles of clinical practice, including effective listening and talking; transference and countertransference; emotional safety; and an empathic, attuned attitude toward the patient. The book describes the values, assumptions, and clinical and research findings that guide the psychoanalytic enterprise, and shows how to integrate elements of other theoretical perspectives. It discusses the phases of treatment and covers such neglected topics as educating the client about the therapeutic process, handling complex challenges to boundaries, and attending to self-care. Presenting complex information in personal, nontechnical language enriched by in-depth clinical vignettes, this is an essential psychoanalytic work and training text for therapists.

The 7 Best Things Happy Couples Do Plus One

Author: John Friel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757396291
Size: 53.32 MB
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Psychologists and best-selling authors John and Linda Friel have written an enormously readable and infinitely practical book that delves into what makes a relationship enduringly successful. Wherever readers are in their own relationships, this book can improve those relationships dramatically, bringing them immediate and lasting benefits. In the tradition of their bestseller, The 7 Worst Things (Good) Parents Do, the authors examine the behaviors that happy, effective couples display continually. After careful investigation, the Friels synthesized years of clinical work into a manageable list of the most significant patterns of behavior couples must address and embrace if they want to become truly great couples. Recognizing that other patterns and behaviors certainly do exist, when patients come the Friels for help, the core issues illustrated in this book are discussed as the couples move boldly toward improving their relationships—with consistently outstanding results. The authors found that they had not seven, but eight, key items to identify. Here are a few: Be Sexual Be Willing To Divorce Manage Your Fear, Hurt, Shame, And Loneliness Own Your Part (be responsible for creating a great relationship)

After The Tears

Author: Jane Middelton-Moz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757393373
Size: 13.18 MB
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Adult children of alcoholics have learned how to "survive," but often have difficulty "living" their lives. The trauma and grief of childhood losses affect every aspect of the life of an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). Now the authors of the bestselling After the Tears offer further insight into the origin and cost of childhood pain for those who grew up in alcoholic families. In this revised and expanded edition, Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell combine their years of experience in working with ACoAs, tackling issues such as intimacy, sibling relationships, codependency, breaking the alcoholic pattern, building a relationship with the inner child, forgiveness, and opening a window to spirituality.

Human Adjustment

Author: Janet A. Simons
Publisher: Brown & Benchmark Pub
ISBN:
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[The authors] hope you find this book to be special in its approach to adjustment and well-being. You will discover some underlying philosophies in [their] discussion of adjustment. [They] believe human beings have the capacity to change, to adapt, and to effectively cope with stressful circumstances in their lives. [They] believe that knowledge, understanding, awareness and insight are significant factors in adjustment. [They] believe that adjustment takes effort, work, monitoring and peristence.... Culture, ethnicity and gender are important contexts of adjustment. -Pref.