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Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice : True Stories of Therapy and Transformation (Paperback) (Robert
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Many people grapple with destructive thought processes or a "critical inner voice" that directs their behavior and, to varying degrees, limits their lives. Using deeply personal and very human stories based on his own clinical practice, noted psychologist Robert W. Firestone illustrates the struggles of his clients to give words to this "enemy within," and in the process overcome its damaging influence. These revealing and captivating stories offer glimpses into the uniquely human relationship that develops in the therapeutic encounter and demonstrate the powerful impact that the experience has on both client and therapist. Dr. Firestone is the originator of a therapeutic method called "Voice Therapy," by which clients learn to identify the language of the defense system and eventually separate their own point of view from its harmful effects. Each story provides an intimate look into one person's life, illuminates aspects of his or her "dark side," and highlights an important insight into the therapeutic process. This sensitively written book will evoke emotional responses in readers, and inspire them to take action to challenge the dictates of their own inner critic. Taken together, these stories underscore the distinctive merits and continuing relevance of the therapeutic process, especially in our distracted, technological world increasingly detached from feeling.
Number of Pages: 230
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Robert W. Firestone
Street Date: December 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-9596
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Interesting and insightful account of relationship between therapist and patient!
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Geoff — 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift because I am interested in the therapeutic process. This book is extremely well written, a page turner, and was informative regarding the relationship between therapist and patient. I would recommend for just about all ages.