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Compassionate Child Rearing

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – This eye-opening book introduces the theory and underlying dynamics involved in family relationships. The author helps explain how even well-intentioned parents unwittingly injure their children’s self-esteem and psychological functioning based on their own childhood defenses and self-destructive tendencies. By recognizing their own early life experiences and the internalized defenses they… Read more »

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The Fantasy Bond

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – This book offers a consistently developed set of hypotheses centering around the concept of the “fantasy bond,” an illusion of connection originally formed with the mother/ primary caretaker and later with significant others in the individual’s environment. Based on 28 years of research into the problem of resistance, this book… Read more »

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Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., Lisa Firestone Ph.D. and Joyce Catlett, M.A.  – A psychological guide to achieving the “good life”: this book was created for anyone interested in personal development, deepening friendships, sustaining intimacy in couple relationships and developing healthy child-rearing practices. The book offers a compilation of therapeutic insights that are valuable in achieving… Read more »

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Combating Destructive Thought Processes

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – What keeps people from living in ways that satisfy their individual needs and priorities? In this book, clinical psychologist Robert W. Firestone sets forth his theory of the “critical inner voice,” a self-critical point of view that people have internalized based on hurtful life experiences. During a person’s most vulnerable… Read more »

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Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D., Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. and Joyce Catlett, M.A.  – Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling pleasures in life. Yet it is an aspect of relationships that is complex and sometimes fraught with difficulty. Given the mixed messages about sexuality that exist in our culture, it is hardly surprising that people… Read more »

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Introduction to Alive to Parenting

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIVE TO PARENTING

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Introduction to Alive to Intimacy

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIVE TO INTIMACY

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Families and How to Survive Them

Robin Skynner M.D. and John Cleese – Written by psychiatrist Robin Skynner and Monty Python comedian John Cleese, this book provides an informative, and often comedic, exploration of  modern family dynamics. Called “witty” and “refreshing” the book offers meaningful insights and conveys real research-based information that is considered valuable and educational to anyone interested in… Read more »

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