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Sit Down and Dialogue with Yourself  is about finding, listening to, and giving voice to the many internal voices that come from the varying self-states that comprise that vital subjective core of authentic self expression that is the center of the complex entity that we call “me”. In this book we explore the centrally important psychological, motivational, emotional, and interpersonal processes involved in the development and practice of real-self expression.

 

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In The Trauma of Shame and the Making of the Self, we focus specifically on the nature and dynamics of shame and on how much shame comes to be involved in structuring our sense of who we are.  At toxic levels shame inhibits real-self expression and its nagging voices of self-criticism can cripple our basic abilities to self-sooth.  It can also stifle our sense of creativity, inhibit our capacity for intimacy, and limit both our sense of autonomy as well as our tendencies toward healthy inter-independence with others.  Here we discuss the process of mollifying the impact of both present and past feelings of shame and explore how we may move toward greater real-self expression.

Many books on shame and the process of healing have been written, but few have been written specifically from  a psychodynamic depth psychology perspective.   It is intended that The Trauma of Shame and The Making of the Self  will make an important contribution to that effort.

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In Letting Go and Taking the Chance to be Real we ask the question of: “Who are we really?”  The image we have of who we are, of who we would like to be, and of who we are told we are by others is a sense composed of various images which we strive to integrate and which changes over the years. This sense of self begins in childhood and grows (or is stunted) through experimenting and testing in our earliest relationships and in later relationships in life. Expression of our core “real self”, however takes courage. Many of us are afraid to take the chance at real self expression for fear of failure or ridicule, leaving us to feel unsatisfied and misunderstood. This book was written for those seeking to find a deeper insight into how to live more consciously in one’s fullest potential. It combines several years of personal and clinical experience and authentic in-depth examples of how to grow past childhood woundings and begin to express the strivings and desires of our real self.  Letting Go and Taking the Chance to be Real is about the processes involved in becoming real again or perhaps for the first time.  This book is for the all persons interested in personal growth and the enhancement of real-self expression.

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