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Relationship Advice from Relationship Expert Dr. Lisa Firestone

…We asked relationship expert Dr. Lisa Firestone for her advice on everything from how to make love last to how to get over a devastating break-up. Watch her answers below. YouTube responded with an error: The playlist identified with the request’s <code>playlistId</code> parameter cannot be found….

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Upcoming Free and CE Webinars

…atching our selection of online presentations. Learn more here. About Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the…

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Suicide Prevention with Dr. Lisa Firestone on THELIP.tv

Dr. Lisa Firestone discusses Suicide Prevention and Awareness on THELIP.tv! EPISODE SYNOPSIS Suicide is a taboo subject for most people, and especially between parents and kids. We invited Dr. Lisa Firestone into TIP to address the issue for parents who may not know how to broach it. From being bullied at school, to learning self-loathing at home, there are many things that can foster suicidal thoughts. We talk about the emotional conditions and…

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Can Secure Attachment Make Us Less Afraid During the Coronavirus Crisis?

…t and Loss: Vol. III. Loss: Sadness and Depression. New York: Basic Books. Firestone, R. W. (1985). The Fantasy Bond: Structure of Psychological Defenses. Santa Barbara, CA: Glendon Association. Firestone, R.W. (2018) The Enemy Within: Separation Theory and Voice Therapy. Phoenix AR: Zeig, Tucker, & Thiesen, Inc. Firestone, R. & Catlett, J. (2009). Beyond Death Anxiety: Achieving Life-Affirming Death Awareness. New York: Springer Florian, V., & Mi…

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Protected: Developing Secure Attachment Toolkit

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How to Deal with Rejection

…o struggle with closeness are already dealing with some degree of what Dr. Robert Firestone calls a “fantasy bond,” an illusion of connection and security that replaces real love, intimacy, and affection. They settle for the form of being in a relationship, while missing out on the real respect, warmth, and attraction that drew them together in the first place. Eventually, when one partner decides to end the relationship, the other person is left…

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Fantasy Bond 101

…and interferes with a person’s movement toward individuation and autonomy. Robert Firestone writes, “Existential dread impels us to form illusory connections, hoping to recapture the infantile sense of safety, security and omnipotence provided by the original fantasy bond. We are subconsciously looking to a significant person or other external source to guarantee us immortality much as we imagined our parent could. The fantasy bond that was formed…

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A Guide to the Fantasy Bond

…hese bonds in their adult relationships as a way to feel protected. As Dr. Robert Firestone wrote, “Most people have fears of intimacy and are self-protective and at the same time are terrified of being alone. Their solution to their emotional dilemma is to form a fantasy bond.” This bond replaces the substance of a loving relationship with the form of being a unit. It keeps people at a comfortable distance emotionally, while maintaining a sense o…

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Stop Self-Sabotage by Conquering Your Inner Critic

…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 yourself from negative influences from your past and from society at large, in order to become the person you have the potential to be, “your real self.” To be able to recognize and separate from destructive voices, you must first recognize that many thoughts you regard as your own poi…

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Suicide and the Critical Inner Voice

…person acts on the resolve to terminate his or her existence.” Thus begins Robert W. Firestone’s exploration into the depths of the human problem of suicide. Suicide is a leading cause of death in our nation. What internal factors cause a person to end his or her life, and what are the familial and societal factors that may be making a destructive contribution? The answers to both questions are at the heart of Suicide and the Inner Voice. Dr. Fire…

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