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Alive Sexuality by Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

Sex is one of the strongest motivating forces in life. It has the potential for creating intense pleasure and fulfillment or for causing considerable pain and suffering. The effect of a natural expression of sexuality on one’s sense of well-being and overall enjoyment of life cannot be over-emphasized. The way people feel about themselves as men and women, their feelings about their bodies, and their attitudes toward sex contribute more to a sens…

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Personal Power by Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

For centuries, philosophers, social scientists, and psychologists have struggled to answer ethical questions regarding the use and misuse of power. They have described both the positive and the negative effects that powerful individuals have had on the business world, politics, religious movements, historical events, and the lives of individual members of society. Typically, power has been viewed with suspicion or given a negative or evil connota…

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Dr. Robert Firestone: Answering Back To The Voice

…Answering Back To The Voice Answering Back To The Voice…

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Are You the Parent You Want to Be?

…potential as unique individuals, and the better able we will be to nurture them throughout the process. To read more about differentiation in Dr. Firestone’s latest book, The Self under Siege. [SlideDeck2 id=15697]…

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I Hate Myself

…feeling about ourselves is common because every person is divided. As Dr. Robert Firestone has described, each of us has a “real self,” a part of us that is self-accepting, goal-directed and life-affirming as well as an “anti-self,” a side of us that is self-hating, self-denying, paranoid and suspicious. The anti-self is expressed in our “critical inner voice.” The critical inner voice is like an internal coach negatively commentating on our live…

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Live Your Own Life

…is book The Self-Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation, Dr. Robert Firestone writes, “In order for people to live their own lives and fulfill their destinies, they must differentiate from destructive environmental influences.” Watch this Whiteboard Video on Differentiation According to Dr. Robert Firestone a person’s true identity is affected throughout their lives by interpersonal experiences that either damage or support the devel…

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How to Stop Anxiety

…be an instrumental step to feeling better. Voice Therapy, developed by Dr. Robert Firestone is one form of CBT that can help people recognize and challenge their critical inner voice and alleviate the symptoms of anxiety that it generates. Remember that it is always destructive to torture yourself with extreme anxiety-provoking thoughts. There are many anxiety disorders that can have a severely negative impact on your life. If you are in pain or i…

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How to Overcome Insecurity: Why Am I So Insecure?

…oice Therapy is a cognitive/affective/behavioral approach developed by Dr. Robert Firestone to help people overcome their critical inner voice. There are five important steps to this process, which I will briefly outline. To learn about Voice Therapy in more depth click here. Step I The first step of Voice Therapy involves vocalizing your self-critical thoughts in the second person. You can also write down these thoughts. Instead of writing “I am…

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Commitment Issues: Why Some People Have Them and Others Don’t

…discusses her therapy practice as well as the practice of her father, Dr. Robert Firestone. She describes the therapeutic relationship and what the optimal therapist/client relationship would feel and look like. This page is full of resources and tips for finding a therapist. The book Fear of Intimacy by Dr. Robert Firestone and Joyce Catlett is the product of some 40 years of clinical experience helping people to understand and undo the defenses…

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The Fantasy Bond Explained: A Free Webinar Event with Dr. Lisa Firestone

…video, featuring exclusive interview clips with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Robert Firestone, will give you a brief understanding of what it means to be in a Fantasy Bond and how to identify if you suffer from a Fantasy Bond in your own intimate relationship. To learn more about The Fantasy Bond, Register for our FREE webinar on Tuesday, April 24th from 11am-12pm PST. This Webinar presents a model for an ideal relationship that combines emotional c…

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