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Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection Into Intimacy epub

by Mona Barbera


Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection Into Intimacy epub

ISBN: 1934787035

ISBN13: 978-1934787038

Author: Mona Barbera

Category: Self-Help

Subcategory: Relationships

Language: English

Publisher: Dos Monos Press (June 10, 2008)

Pages: 216 pages

ePUB book: 1861 kb

FB2 book: 1278 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 777

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Bring Yourself to Love offers a wealth of practical advice and exercises you can apply right away: easy techniques to. .Mona Barbera is a psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island.

Bring Yourself to Love offers a wealth of practical advice and exercises you can apply right away: easy techniques to help you mend relationships not only with your spouse/partner. She offers couples workshops, couples psychotherapy, video sessions, and teaches Internal Family Systems.

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About Mona Blog Advice. Award-winning Relationship Advice Book This readable and engaging book uses vivid examples and exercises to help couples move from blaming, shaming, and distancing to staying calm, connected and curious

Bring Yourself to Love offers a wealth of practical advice and exercises you can apply right away: easy techniques to help you mend relationships not only with your spouse/partner, but also with friends and family members. Bring Yourself to Love uses the popular Internal Family Systems method, developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz. Format Paperback 256 pages.

Bringing up tough issues is an important step in a relationship. A couple's growth can be limited and narrow if no one ever brings up the hard, anxiety-provoking issues. Full-on fights happen when couples lose their connection. Relationship Red Flags. The first time a couple tackles a thorny issue together can be nerve-racking.

author, Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy. his book is your presentation coach to advise you how to look and sound condent and credible when speaking. Claudyne has provided us with all of the tools and know how to create pow-erful presentations for any situation and any audience. Since chances are that I will never have the pleasure of meeting you or have the opportunity of seeing you, my readers, in my classes, I have taken the opportunity to organize the contents of this book so that the ideas and concepts are presented in much the same way they are when I personally consult with or teach my clients.

July 14, 2008, Contributed by An excerpt from "Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into . So are you saying that when we are in trouble we turn to one specific aspect of our personality to take the lead in dealing with our issues? I guess I am a little confused too.

July 14, 2008, Contributed by An excerpt from "Bring Yourself to Love: How Couples Can Turn Disconnection into Intimacy" by Mona Barbera, PhD. Hopefully the ideas and exercises in this book have been helpful to you, and you feel confident that you can improve your relationship. Or perhaps you feel that you and your partner could use some professional help. Reply.

If your love relationship is lacking intimacy, this book shows how to work through the psychological issues you .

If your love relationship is lacking intimacy, this book shows how to work through the psychological issues you may have that are keeping you distant from your partner. You can also learn about why your partner may be avoiding intimacy, and what to do about it. If you’ve had blocks to intiacy in past relationships, the book will help you prepare to have greater closeness in future ones.

An expert in the Internal Family Systems model of couples counseling, Barbera offers wonderfully vivid examples and true stories of couples that have struggled with and worked through their relationship issues.
Dr. Barbera's powerful book is a must-read for couples therapists and couples struggling with intimacy and communication issues. I particularly like her explanations of "Giving Better Back" and "If It's Intense It's Yours" to improve negative relationship patterns. This gem of a book gives couples practical tools that can change the dynamics of a communication pattern that is critical, defensive, and attacking - to one based on love and respect.
Dr. Barbera has written a clear user-friendly guide to couple communication enhancement. She demonstrates how Dr. Richard Schwartz's Internal Family Sytems model can be helpful for couples and how to "Give Better Back" -- a wonderful concept. Brava to Dr. Barbera!

Dr. Sandra Scantling, Author of: Ordinary Couples, Extraordinary Sex (Doubleday).
This is one of the books I pass out to friends. It has amazing stuff applying internal family systems (IFS) to relationships. With your exiles, managers, and firefighters all wanting different things in a mate, no wonder marriage is difficult! It could sure use a better title, but nobody's perfect. I love this book.
As a couple newly living together, who are still "in love", we explored Ms Barbera's book for habits that would help us in the future. We loved the pacifist mantra: Give Better Back! and immediately implemented into our lives.
Mona Barbera has written a valuable book for couples and also for life!
This author has in a clear, concise and useable way created a workbook that I have seen many put to use. IFS based, there are many activities and numerous "real life" examples. All of this makes this book very useful, understandable and accessible! And "Giving Better Back" can invite more compassion and heart centered communication into any relationship that is friction filled. Thank you Mona!
This clearly written little book gives a robust framework, based on Internal Family Systems, that will help couples work through problems that keep undermining their relationship. A must read for all couples wanting a better relationship!
A win win! A must for anyone who wants to get better connected to their partner as well as any couples counselor that want to offer a positive respectful approach to couples to better their relationship.
I am a relationship therapist and this is my “go to” book I suggest to my clients to read together.
I have seen how this book helps couples regain connection giving “better back” time and again. This engaging book uses a method that is rooted in the Internal Family Systems Model of viewing personality. The author, Mona Barbera, explains how to apply this IFS lens to being in a connected couple through exercises and easy to follow teachings. You will learn how to turn your reaction to your partner into learnings for yourself. When this happens you get into responding from a Self led place and not your strongest emotion. Through paying attention to your own reaction you can learn what it is you need and how to ask for that need from a place of calm compassion and connection. She explains that it is close relationships that wake up our strong vulnerable emotions not necessarily being with the wrong person. This author not only explains the Internal Family Systems approach in an easy to understand manner but the exercises are supportive in learning more about yourself and healing your own hurts. This way of being in your relationship will invite your partner to join you in this clearer more loving connection. Better in yourself and better connected with your partner.
Really interesting book. Get it.