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…ur relat… How Fear Can Lead Couples to Form a Fantasy Bond Author Tamsen Firestone describes why some couples pull away from closeness and … How a Fantasy Bond Forms Author Tamsen Firestone describes how fantasy bonds can form early in life and g… Changing Your Patterns Can Change Your Brain Author Tamsen Firestone explains how real change is possible on a neurological l… How Overcoming Your Inner Critic Can Improve Your Relationship Autho…

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Overcoming Your Inner Critic: A Video Interview with Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

…Dr. Robert Firestone explains the five steps of Voice Therapy, a process by which people can identify and overcome their “Critical Inner Voice.”…

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Dr. Robert Firestone on "What is a Mentally Healthy Person?"

Dr. Robert Firestone describes the qualities of a mentally healthy person: First of all, it depends a lot on their own motivation and their particular goals for themselves. But in general, the kind of person I would like to see them be is one who had a strong sense of themselves; a person who could deal with feelings; a person who was non-defensive; a person who had a strong sense of values; a person whose values were inner directed, rather than…

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True Love: What Love Is and What It Is Not

…compares the characteristics of an ideal relationship to those of what Dr. Robert Firestone termed a “fantasy bond.” The fantasy bond is an “illusion of connection and closeness [that allows couples] to maintain an imagination of love and loving while preserving emotional distance.” A fantasy bond forms when couples substitute real love and closeness for the form of being in a relationship. This bond diminishes the feelings of liveliness and attra…

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How You Can Help Someone At Risk for Suicide by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

…ng and applied research in suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, her studies resulted in the development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of the books: Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner V…

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Insight into the Violent Mind

…am that could spare their suffering and that of future victims. References Firestone, R. W., & Firestone, L. (2008a). Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT) manual. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources. Firestone, R. W., & Firestone, L. (2008b). Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts— Adolescent (FAVT-A) manual. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources. Fonagy, P. (2003). Towards a developmental understanding of violence. Br…

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The Critical Inner Voice Defined

…vated you to write Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice with your father, Dr. Robert W. Firestone, and Joyce Catlett? Dr. Lisa Firestone: After years of therapy practice, we could see how much our patientsgained from a deeper understanding of their critical inner voice, and we wanted to make it available to the general public. The goal is to help individuals gain an awareness of the critical inner voice that causes us to fall short of our capabilitie…

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Your Worst Enemy is Within by Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

My life’s work as a psychotherapist has focused on the problem of resistance. In my study of people’s resistance to change, I was deeply perplexed by a seemingly paradoxical phenomenon: the fact that most people consistently avoid or minimize experiences that are warm, successful, or constructive. I observed that most of my patients tended to manipulate their environments in order to repeat painful past experiences and to avoid positive emotional…

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