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  • Talking It Better

  • From Insight to Change in the Therapy Room
  • By: Matthew Elton
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins

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Talking It Better

By: Matthew Elton
Narrated by: James Bryce
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Summary

Talking It Better is a practical book about the everyday practice of counseling and psychotherapy, written by a practitioner for fellow practitioners. Using case studies based on his own clients, Elton carefully examines what helps and what hinders the process of change in the therapy room. At the heart of therapeutic work, he argues, is the development of effective mind skills. He explains how counsellors and therapists can borrow valuable ideas from the teachers of skills such as swimming, reading music, or learning to drive. And he shows us that, when it comes to developing our mind skills, practice is often far more important than insight or theory. 

Marie-Anne wants to manage the sergeant major in her head who keeps telling her what to do. Calum wants to learn to hear what his partner is really saying, rather than what he fears she is. Isobel wants to stop rushing to help people and then resenting them because they take her for granted. These, and the many other characters in this book, were profoundly stuck until, through "talking it better", each found a unique path taking them closer to the self they would prefer to be.

©2021 Matthew Elton (P)2022 Matthew Elton

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