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Behind the therapy door : simple strategies to transform your life
Kamen, Randy.
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Marthas Vineyard : Blueberry Fields Press, [2014]
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x, 258 pages ; 23 cm
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My intention in writing this book is to help women become unwilling to settle for low self-esteem and unhappiness, and to empower them with strategies that foster greater resilience. Behind the Therapy Door: Strategies to Transform Your Life uses stories and the patient-therapy dialogue to teach important life lessons and skills for greater inner strength and more fulfilling relationships. Six women are presented whose search to find greater personal meaning and love paves the way for readers to do the same. Each woman's story depicts the common challenges associated with loss, loneliness and alienation and speaks to the desire we all share to create a gratifying life. By sharing their stories and integrating mind-body techniques, mindfulness, and relational skills these women overcome personal battles, and find greater peace. Over time, each woman integrates strategies that expand her capacity to tolerate painful emotions, create more loving relationships, and fulfill her goals and dreams. As a psychologist and educator for over 35 years, I have listened to a multitude of women who discount their own value and fail to step into their personal power. They talk about feeling disconnected, unhappy, and unable to move forward with their lives. Yet, when these same women are equipped with tools to nurture themselves and build stronger relationships and support systems, their feelings of alienation subside, and their lives begin to flourish. Fulfillment and happiness after all, are seldom a matter of chance or good luck. Every person has a natural set-point for feeling states, like a thermostat. Genetics, upbringing, and personality play an important role in determining where the indicator tends to hover. Life events sway the thermostat, but inevitably we return to our familiar set point. The practices delineated in Behind the Therapy Door have been shown to positively alter the brain's chemistry and consequently boost this set point in lasting ways. This breakthrough ability to modify our "emotional thermostat" is a giant step in the field of psychology. In this book, the methods are presented in small, consumable bites that build upon each other, one layer at a time.

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