Part I- Self-Coaching Phase: Working Without Your Partner. 1. Can I Really Save my Relationship? 2. Why Your Relationship Isn't the Problem. 3. Insecurity and Control: Relationship Baggage. 4. Self-Coaching: Eliminating Your Contribution to the Problem. 5. Are You a Tiger, Turtle, Elephant, Chihuahua, or Peacock? Learning Your Reflexive Personality Style. 6. Assessing Your Reflexive Personality Patterns. 7. Sketching Your Self-Portrait. 8. Self-Talk: How to Let Go of Personal Baggage. 9. Self-Talk Step Two: Stop Listening to What Hurts You. 10. Self-Talk Step Three: Letting Go of What Hurts You. 11. Sketching a Relationship Portrait: Seeing the Whole Problem. Part Two-Catalytic Phase: Working With Your Partner. 12. Creating a Relationship Vacuum. 13. Working with Self + Self = Us Portraits. 14. Coaching Each Other: Risking Trust. 15. Putting It All Together: Follow-Through. 16. Love, Infatuation, and Infidelity. 17. True Love, Great Sex: A Self-Coaching Understanding. 18. The Ten Essential Principles of Successful Relating.
Joseph J. Luciani, PH.D., is the author of the bestselling Self-Coaching series and a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for more than thirty years. He is a frequent lecturer and guest on national TV and radio, and the author of Self-Coaching and The Power of Self-Coaching.
Those looking to jump-start their love life are in for a real treat with this self-help title by Luciani, a clinical psychologist. Not only will listeners discover how to interpret their own emotions and personae-including identifying what species their inner animal might be-they will learn valuable tips on resurrecting relationships. Read by the author in a no-frills manner, the material is the real star and promises to hold the audience captive for hours on end. That's not to say Luciani is uninspired; his delivery is top-notch, professional and warm-which makes listening an appropriately intimate experience. A Wiley hardcover. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.