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Creating a life of meaning and compassion : the wisdom of psychotherapy

Author: Robert Firestone; Lisa A Firestone; Joyce Cartlett
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] offers a compilation of mature therapeutic insights that are valuable in achieving a better way of living. It describes a unique experiment in applied psychology whereby a group of individuals overcame a wide range of defensive behaviors and transformed their lives. The book documents the knowledge they acquired along the way and offers corrective suggestions that are based on their experiences ... The  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Firestone; Lisa A Firestone; Joyce Cartlett
OCLC Number: 55635461
Notes: Originally published: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, ©2003.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The challenge: A vision of a meaningful life; Factors that impede personal development --
Overcoming barriers to psychological development: Disrupting fantasy processes; Challenging addictive, self-nurturing lifestyles; A feeling versus nonfeeling existence; Coping with anger, passivity, and a victimized point of view; Generosity versus withholding; Challenging self-destructive, microsuicidal, and suicidal tendencies; Defenses against death anxiety --
Restoring intimacy relationship: Couple relationships; Sexuality; Family relationships; Child-rearing --
Philosophical considerations: Protecting the rights of the individual in couples and families; Societal forces, malevolent and benevolent; Psychotherapy, past, present, and future?; The therapeutic value of friendship; Spirituality, mystery, and the search for meaning.
Responsibility: Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, and Joyce Catlett ; with a foreword by Daniel J. Siegel.

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[This book] offers a compilation of mature therapeutic insights that are valuable in achieving a better way of living. It describes a unique experiment in applied psychology whereby a group of individuals overcame a wide range of defensive behaviors and transformed their lives. The book documents the knowledge they acquired along the way and offers corrective suggestions that are based on their experiences ... The authors indicate how the insights can be applied by therapists in clinical practice. This book is a comprehensive guide for helping professionals and other people who are interested in personal development, deepening friendships, sustaining intimacy in couple relationships, achieving success in the workplace, and developing healthy child-rearing practices. It points out the value of leading a life marked by adventure and recreation, transcendent goals, and spiritual exploration and offers fresh views on the past, present, and future of psychotherapy.-Dust jacket.

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