The Courage to Love by Stephen Gilligan
Principles and Practices of Self-Relations Psychotherapy

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This is a book about how psychotherapy may be used to cultivate the courage and freedom to love.

In a time when love seems to be fading and hatred and despair rising, it presents love as a skill and force that can heal and invigorate, reconnect and guide, calm and encourage. In Gilligan's self-relations approach, psychotherapy is a conversation about competing differences. When these differences are treated violently or indifferently, problems arise; solutions develop when the skills of love are practiced. Those practical skills are described here, with an emphasis on postconventional ethics, Buddhist and aikido principles, and ideas of human sponsorship.

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A licensed psychologist practicing in Encinitas, CA. After receiving his doctorate in Psychology from Stanford University, he became one of the foremost teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. He developed Self-relations Psychotherapy, an approach that integrates mind, body and spiritual experience. ANNE DEERING has 17 years' experience as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney, working with senior executives to resolve complex business problems. A.T. Kearney is a global management consultancy with 4,000 employees worldwide. She is co-author of The Difference Engine. ROBERT DILTS has a global reputation as a leading behavioural skills trainer and business consultant. He has authored several works including Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. 1 (with Grinder, Bandler and DeLozier), accepted as the standard text in the field of NLP. JULIAN RUSSELL is the Managing Director of PPD Consulting, a coaching a development firm for senior executives. He has over 20 years' experience as a personal development and leadership coach. Julian is the author of Spreading Personal Growth in Society.
Published May 17, 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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