Content Section: Resources – Alive to Self

Resources for the Self Section

Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice

Robert W. Firestone Ph.D., Lisa Firestone Ph.D. and Joyce Catlett, M.A. – A Revolutionary Program to Counter Negative Thoughts  and Live Free from Imagined Limitations. – This book teaches the means for dealing effectively with negative thoughts, attitudes and beliefs that act as barriers to one’s personal development, sabotage relationships and interfere with career success…. Read more »

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. – A book that “Will forever change the way we understand ourselves and our relationships.” – Mary Pipher, Ph.D. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience research with sound psychological concepts, Mindsight leads its readers on a path to emotional self-discovery. Siegel’s latest book teaches people the power… Read more »

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D. and Jeffrey Brantley, M.D. – A valuable and easy-to-understand guide to managing your emotions. This workbook is a powerful tool for those suffering with extreme emotions and mood swings, as it teaches effective ways of coping with stress and refraining from acting out. This book offers a hands-on… Read more »

Nobody Nowhere

Donna Williams – This book offers a firsthand portrayal of what it is like to grow up and live as an adult with autism. A complex and often misunderstood affliction, this autobiography offers great insight into the mind of someone struggling with autism and learning to overcome difficulties and lead a full life.

Psychological Defenses in Everyday Life

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – This book is a rich resource that broadens personal understanding by examining the origins of childhood pain, subsequent defense formation, and the pervasiveness and destructiveness of resulting maladaptive, addictive behaviors in adults. The authors point a way toward reversing the damaging process that keeps individuals from experiencing genuine satisfaction. The… Read more »

Suicide and the Critical Inner Voice

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. – Risk Assessment Treatment and Case Management – This book helps develop an understanding of how one begins a downward spiral of negative internal conversations; professionals can better assess risk and design treatment for depressed and suicidal patients. In the United States, every 17 minutes a person acts on the resolve… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »