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Creating Happy Relationships
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Creating Happy Relationships

  • Richard Nelson-Jones - Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

August 2003 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Relate counsellors interested in extending their learning about cognitive therapy will find this manual a comprehensive guide'- Jan Hobbs, Relate News

'An easy-to-read, comprehensive text which provides a practical guide to skills for starting, maintaining and cultivating successful relationships, whether of opposite sexes or the same sex' - The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology

Creating Happy Relationships is written in a comfortable non-academic style, using simple everyday English, and incorporates recent research and theory. In addition to many vignettes of partners creating and cultivating happiness there are plenty of practical activities for improving partner skills. This book is a major resource for prospective partners, couples, for marriage preparation and counselling courses, and human communication and relationship education courses in schools, colleges and universities.


 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Creating and Developing Your Mind
 
Creating Your Communication and Feelings
 
Influences From Your Past
 
PART TWO: EMPOWERING YOUR MIND
 
Creating Self-Talk
 
Creating Visual Images
 
Creating Rules
 
Creating Perceptions
 
Creating Explanations
 
Creating Expectations
 
PART THREE: DEVELOPING YOUR COMMUNICATION
 
Becoming More Outgoing
 
Listening Better
 
Showing You Care
 
Sharing Intimacy
 
Enjoying Sex Together
 
Managing Anger and Communicating Assertively
 
Managing Relationship Problems

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ISBN: 9780826461759
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