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  • The High-Conflict Couple

  • A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation
  • By: Alan E. Fruzzetti PhD
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An insightful approach

  • By Nicola on 14-01-18

An insightful approach

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-18

I enjoyed this book and found it insightful and useful. my only reservation and the reason it didn't get 5 stars is the fact that it doesn't make it really clear that if a couple are trying to find solutions to habitual conflict they should only ever this program if both are committed to the same outcome and both follow the program.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Unleashed

  • How to Regulate Your Emotions, Control Your Mood and Change Your Behavior Through Mindfulness Awareness
  • By: James Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lauren McMahon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In his audiobook, entitled Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Unleashed, author James Ashley covers in detail how two types of therapies, cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, can be utilized to produce a more effective thinking process for the individual--one that leads to more favorable and positive results and the resolving of this inner turmoil.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Common sense semi accurate armchair psychology

  • By Nicola on 11-01-18

Common sense semi accurate armchair psychology

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I personally got very irritated by this book and found myself wondering how much theoretical rigor is contained in it's pages, and the background of the author. I looked at the details and note the publisher is called Make Profits Easy. They aren't even pretending to be academic. Sadly this sort of semi informed self help book may be helpful to some (if you are able to sift out the useful stuff and ignore the rest) but in my experience can facilitate distress, especially in the most vulnerable.

  • Child Psychology

  • By: Centre of Excellence
  • Narrated by: Brian Greyson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Our child psychology course book is a superb first step for beginners and that valuable stride forward for teachers and workers with children who wish to deepen their skill base. It is the perfect choice for anyone who suspects they might want to pursue in a career in child psychology but does not yet feel they are in complete possession of the facts of what the field entails. Child psychology is the study of how a young person develops from birth up to adolescence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A brief review

  • By Nicola on 10-01-18

A brief review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

useful revision however needs padding out with further reading in order to ensure knowledge is comprehensive and up to date

  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

  • By: C. G. Jung
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Two souls in his breast'

  • By Rachel Redford on 06-06-16

interesting tho largely incomprehensible.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Not being a philosopher or theologian has some disadvantages when reading this book. however as a therapist reading the personal account of the writer existing in different states of consciousness, whether being part of the shared reality of the world or a symbolic dream like state that is commonly understood as psychosis, but interpreted by Jung as the large, usually unconscious state, however full of shared symbolism, is fascinating. it is a very unusually uninhibited way of perceiving altered states of consciousness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

  • By: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall - translation
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

This series of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in 1920. The purpose of this general introduction was to present his work and ideas - as they had matured at that point - to a general public; and even though there was to be considerable development and change over the ensuing years, these talks still offer a valuable and remarkably approachable entry point to his revolutionary concepts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important context for modern psychotherapy

  • By Nicola on 12-12-17

An important context for modern psychotherapy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Whilst the themes are dated,
this book gives a context for current models. Some of the language is politically highly incorrect and these days unacceptable. the domineering approach of the therapist also thankfully outdated, however it is worth getting over these problems and giving Freud a chance. where the modern relevance is questionable (apart from the offering of a context) it is always interesting and thought provoking.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Mindful Therapist

  • A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Research suggests that the presence of the therapist, and how the therapist truly forges a connection with the client in therapy, are the most crucial factors affecting the client’s healing process. An engaged, committed, caring therapist who is mindful of his or her own self - and how that self relates to the client - is the key determinant of how well that client will respond to therapy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is an amazing tool

  • By Barbara Smart on 21-04-16

An interesting read.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

An admirable and well put together holistic theory of consciousness, identity, mental processes and relationships, and how this firm of mindfulness practice might help personal integration and social functioning. Could be plainer English in places.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Therapeutic Relationship

  • Transference, Countertransference, and the Making of Meaning (Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology)
  • By: Ms. Jan Wiener
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

While C. G. Jung had a natural intuitive understanding of the transference and countertransference, his lack of a "coherent method and clinical technique for working with transference and his ambivalence and mercurial attitude to matters of method," have, in the words of therapist and Jungian scholar Jan Wiener, sometimes left Jungians who are eager to hone their knowledge and skills in this area "floundering and confused."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Nicola on 01-11-17

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

thorough explanations of the mechanics of transference and countertransference and how to work with them

  • Healing Developmental Trauma

  • How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
  • By: Laurence Heller, Aline Lapierre
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others underlies most psychological and many physiological problems, clinicians Laurence Heller, PhD, and Aline LaPierre, PsyD, introduce the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), a unified approach to developmental, attachment, and shock trauma that emphasizes working in the present moment. NARM is a somatically based psychotherapy that helps bring into awareness the parts of self that are disorganized and dysfunctional.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful and informative, but heavy going at times.

  • By DeCatalyst on 05-11-16

Thought provoking

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-17

Interesting approach which brings together humanistic skills such as empathy and intuition with biological knowledge of brain development and function, along with up to date knowledge of attachment and trauma. My only complaint is the rather prescriptive and presumptive links between psychological stress and particular illnesses which to my mind need a firmer evidence base

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Psychiatric Issues in Adoption

  • By: Anthony Malone
  • Narrated by: Blake Stiles
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Overview of normal variation in temperament and personality as well as psychiatric issues that can occur. Strategies are offered for parents and professionals.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a book

  • By Nicola on 21-09-17

Not a book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-17

This isn't a book but a seemingly unedited and partially inaudible recording of a lecture

  • The Lucid Body

  • A Guide for the Physical Actor
  • By: Fay Simpson
  • Narrated by: Tamara Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis, this program shows how to use physical training to create characters from all walks of life - however cruel, desolate, or neurotic those characters may be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting ideas

  • By Nicola on 20-09-17

Interesting ideas

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I liked this book. Whilst it could seem rather esoteric for some, it is in fact very practical and has useful and interesting ideas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful