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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

…ved in clinical training and applied research in suicide and violence. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of the books: Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships and Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice. Visit her site at www.drlisafirestone.com. Articles on the Self As Iraq Ends, A New Battle with PTSD Begins With 40,000 men and women returning home from Iraq in the next few months, we must g…

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Experts at Home: Dr. Robert Neimeyer on Coping With Grief

…  In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Robert Neimeyer joins Dr. Lisa Firestone to talk about coping with grief during Covid-19. Watch Now: Subscribe to PsychAlive (it’s free!) to see more Experts at Home.  …

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An Existential Approach to Dealing with Emotional Trauma: An Interview with Robert Stolorow

Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and philosopher, well known for his works on intersubjectivity theory, post-Cartesian psychoanalysis, and emotional trauma. He is a Founding Faculty Member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, and at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York City. He is the author and co-author of several books, including World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Pos…

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Are You Tricking Yourself Out of Love?

…ned in our new book, The Self Under Siege. In the book, my co-authors, Dr. Robert Firestone and Joyce Catlett, and I outline a four-step process for differentiating ourselves from negative influences from our past and from society at large in order to become the person we want to be — “our real self.” This process of differentiation is key to separating from destructive internal coaching and achieving lasting love. To be able to recognize and sepa…

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I Hate My Life

…uer your critical inner voice – Voice Therapy is a method developed by Dr. Robert Firestone. The five steps of this therapeutic process allow people to identify, respond to and challenge their critical inner voice, while recognizing where this inner enemy comes from. Learn more about Voice Therapy. Spend time with a family of choice – Oftentimes, people feel obligated to spend time with the family they were born into, but old dynamics and remnants…

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The Importance of Self-Worth

…ocker suggests that you find “a goal that is bigger than the self.” As Dr. Robert Firestone says, “Investing energy in transcendent goals and activities that extend beyond one’s self interest, for example, contributing to a humanitarian cause or trying, in some way, to improve the lot of future generations, helps build self-esteem.” Acting on principles, in ways that you respect, is another important quality to foster as you develop a higher level…

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Why My Relationship Failed, a Fantasy Bond Story

…resources I have found online from PsychAlive, Dr. Lisa Firestone, and Dr. Robert Firestone have changed my life for the better. Just don’t let your relationships fall apart the way mine did; you’ll end up regretting it. This 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 i…

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Building Self-Esteem

…and less likely to use alcohol and drugs or to develop eating disorders.” Robert Firestone suggests that you always “make a concerted effort to maintain personal integrity in your life by insisting that your actions correspond to your words.” If eating healthy or looking your best are important to you, for instance, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you’ll be more vulnerable to attacks from your critical inner voice and…

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A Guide to Finding Yourself

…r outlook, feeling empowered and rejecting a victimized point of view. Dr. Robert Firestone has further illustrated “6 Aspects of Being an Adult:” Experience your emotions, but make rational decisions when it comes to how you act. Formulate goals and take the appropriate actions to achieve them. Be proactive and self-assertive, rather than passive and dependent. Seek equality in your relationships. Be open to exploring new ideas and welcome constr…

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Conquer Your Inner Critic by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

…just embarrass yourself.” For 30 years my father, psychologist and author Robert Firestone, and I have studied the critical inner voice and have been amazed at how prevalent it is in people’s lives. Most everyone I’ve encountered has related to the concept of the inner voice and been able to identify how it has interfered with a specific area of their lives. In order to combat this inner critic, it is essential that you identify it. In what situa…

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