Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion
The Wisdom of Psychotherapy
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Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion by Robert W. Firestone
Book DescriptionThis is the story of an unusual group of people who have transformed their lives. The book describes their struggles as they gradually learned to accept the fulfilment of their dreams and documents the insights they gained along the way. The chapters clarify how these individuals gradually overcame a wide range of defensive behaviours which enabled them to embrace a more self-affirming lifestyle; and how they applied the knowledge and understanding they acquired to various areas of their daily lives. Most importantly, the authors describe how the insights achieved can be applied by therapists in clinical practice. This book offers a comprehensive guide for helping professionals and other people who are interested in their personal development, deepening their friendships, sustaining intimacy in their couple relationships, achieving success in the workplace and developing healthy child-rearing practices. It points out the value of leading a life marked by adventure and recreation, transcendent goals and spiritual exploration, offering fresh views on the past, present and future of psychotherapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591470205
(230mm x 184mm x 36mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert W. Firestone
Beyond Death Anxiety, Paperback (July 2009)
Combines a theoretical understanding of death anxiety with narratives recounting the life experiences of many individuals to illustrate how people can use an awareness of death to enhance their lives. This book discusses defensive reactions to death anxiety and offers guidelines to practitioners on how to help clients overcome their fear of death.
Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Robert W. Firestone
Intends to explain the source of destructive behaviour and how it manifests itself in personal relationships between men, women, couples, and families, and in the social arena. This work presents a position that offers a hope of altering the destiny of humankind's unethical behavior through better psychological understanding and education.
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