The Relationship Skills Workbook

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship

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Author: Julia B. Colwell

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622033876

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Course objectives: Recognize relationship as an emotional healer; identify triggers, move through them, and come back into ease and aliveness Discover how intimacy in relationship requires curiosity, wonder, and the ability to find the truth of one's experience deep in one's body Discuss how to speak the "unarguable truth"; utilizing the eight step moving emotions process—moving from stuckness into emotional flow Define three toxic habits within relationships and their antidotes—transforming our own behavior, as well as those around us through positive attention Summarize how to move out of power struggles within relationships and into agreements which allow everyone to get everything they want Discuss how to live within the relationship you really want moving between contractiona and expansiveness—welcoming appreciations, creativity, play, aliveness, as well as love for self and other Utilize checklists, tools, and journaling exercises as a way to engage, reflect and explore relationship skills and self-growth What are the ingredients of a successful and enduring relationship? Love, passion, and commitment are all vital—yet without certain basic skills, even the most devoted partners can find themselves descending into arguments, power struggles, and disillusionment. With The Relationship Skills Workbook, Dr. Julia Colwell presents a practical guide for building a conscious partnership based on cooperation and trust—offering relationship-saving techniques and on-the-spot conflict resolution tools for disarming the explosive clashes that most commonly break couples apart. In this friendly and easy-to-use resource, Dr. Colwell teaches you essential tools for: Crisis and conflict first aid—communication strategies and emotional mastery techniques to stop arguing and start connecting Getting unstuck from power struggles—how to shift from deadlock to mutual responsibility and support Ending the blame game—letting go of accusation and resentment to create win-win agreements Supporting each other's growth and success—how to retain your personal autonomy while fully committing to your partner's happiness Moving from reactivity to creative solutions—techniques to keep your brain's flight-or-fight instinct from undermining your heart's desires Sustaining love, passion, and romance—how you can choose to create a magnificent relationship together "Relationships, while seemingly complicated, don't have to be so mysterious," Dr. Colwell says. "What I've learned from my decades of personal and professional experiences is that a few elegantly simple concepts and skills can help any couple through the most difficult spots—and help us transform conflict into intimacy, passion, and ever-deepening love."

Emotional Fitness for Couples (Large Print 16pt)

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Author: Barton Goldsmith

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459614518

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 7079

This book offers you a step-by-step progam you can use to hone your relationship skills to championship levels-in just ten minutes a day. You can use the book alone, or you can try the exercises with your partner, going through the book in order or choosing those chapters most relevant to your particular goals. Each chapter is short-about two or three pages-and succinct. They combine easy exercises and tools with concise, snappy commentary on issues. Topics include: what the word "love" really means; the importance of physical touch; how to date your mate; how to achieve emotional balance; ways to deal with finances; tricks for stopping an argument before it starts; goal-setting strategies for couples; ways to deal with being apart; tips for coping with hurt before it turns into resentment; and much more.

Emotional Fitness for Intimacy

Sweeten and Deepen Your Love in Only 10 Minutes a Day

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Author: Barton Goldsmith

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608824533

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 3921

It's easy to lose the spark in your relationship when you're living day to day with your partner. But with a little effort, it's also easy to recapture the intimacy and excitement of your dating days again. Get swept up in a love affair with your spouse or long-term partner using this collection of relationship tips and ten-minute exercises. You'll not only discover new ways to rekindle intimacy, but you'll also find the mutual understanding you need to smooth over daily squabbles and set the foundation for lifelong romance. Emotional Fitness for Intimacy is filled with insights and exercises that will enhance the intimacy level in any relationship. For couples who would like to see dreams become reality, Goldsmith points the way. -Gary D. Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages and Love As a Way of Life This book is an encyclopedia of wise and useful information for couples who want to deepen their relationship. I recommend it to all couples. -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving?

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Author: Julia B. Colwell

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035321

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 25

View: 5286

We know when our relationships aren't working. Yet, some problems are fixable—while others are not. Which are you working on? To help anyone feeling unsure about how to handle the challenges in their own intimate partnership, clinical psychologist Dr. Julia B. Colwell offers Is Your Relationship Worth Saving? In this free ebook, Dr. Colwell reveals a path to intimacy that allows for ongoing passion, creativity, celebration, and "big, big love." Learn more about: The telltale signs of a stuck relationship Speaking the unarguable truth—a breakthrough method for shifting from conflict and suffering to connection and flow The relationship between our emotions and our bodies Taking full responsibility for the entirety of our experience Reactive Brain versus Creative Brain Note: If you've found this ebook helpful, you might be interested in exploring The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, new from Julia B. Colwell. Here, Dr. Colwell offers key tools and skill-building exercises for creating a lasting and loving relationship.

The Couple's Survival Workbook

What You Can Do to Reconnect with Your Partner and Make Your Marriage Work

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Author: David Olsen,Douglas B. Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963878410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 1279

With more than 55 years of experience between them, master couple s therapists David Olsen and Douglas Stephens know where most relationships go awry. Based on their knowledge of those danger zones, they have created targeted, practical exercises that help you successfully navigate those areas. The goal is to turn problems or potential problems into opportunities for greater communication and intimacy. Olsen and Stephens also know that often only one half of a couple is ready to make real changes. "The Couple s Survival Workbook" is designed to work even if your partner isn t committed to the process. By skillfully changing yourself, you re likely to find your whole relationship improving. Whether you re a therapist seeking practical, effective exercises for the couples you work with clients or you are part of a struggling couple looking to make your relationship work, "The Couple s Survival Workbook" can help.

Couple's Workbook

Making Your Relationship Work

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Author: Juan B. Santos

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546376545

Category:

Page: 58

View: 3456

Learn to think like a couple's therapist. Relationships take work. This book will show you how to resolve conflict, improve communication, connect and grow love in a healthy way. This workbook is intended for struggling couples who want to enhance their relationship. The covers common marriage areas that include: communication, intimacy and sex, honesty, and more.

Couples Therapy Workbook

30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships

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Author: Kathleen Mates-Youngman, LMFT

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1937661466

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 3696

Couples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles. For each of the 30 topics, there is an introduction, goal-setting strategies and 10 scripted questions to ask each other - all presented in an easy-to-use mindful style. Set in a weekly format over 30 days but can be tailored to any timeframe. Designed to be used to couples, and also by therapists working with couples (bonus clinician prep included with each conversation). Week 1- Who Are We? Falling in Love, Friendship, Caring, Acceptance, Empathy, Emotional Intimacy, Rituals Week 2 - Who Am I? Childhood, Family Origin, Temperament, Influences, Spirituality, Values, How I Think Week 3- How do we work? Communication, Conflict, Defensiveness, Intimacy, Trust, Fidelity and Boundaries, Parenting, Staying in Sync Week 4 - What do we want? Romance, Joy and Gratitude, respect, Apologies and Forgiveness, Challenges, Relationship Savings Account, Past, Present & Future, Keeping Connected Reviews: “What a unique resource! A treasure-trove of guided conversations to increase intimacy and friendship. Therapists often ask me for good homework assignments. This book does the thinking for you. Keep it on hand and whether its values, sex, conflict or other challenging issues, you'll have a ready-made way to help your clients make immediate progress.” -- Ellyn Bader, Ph.D, Founder/Director The Couples Institute "This is a valuable resource for anyone working with couples. Any couple can profit greatly if they are willing to take Kathleen Youngman's challenge to explore these important topics and discuss these wonderful questions." -- Milan and Kay Yerkovich, Authors of best-selling How We Love series “Instead of offering analysis, advice or theory, The Couples Therapy Workbook offers just that, a set of questions to stimulate conversations that help couples deepen their engagement with each other and reconnect. All couples will find this an exceptional guide, and all therapists will find it an effective instrument to supplement the therapeutic process. I highly recommend it and complement the author on her creativity and attention to the core details of a connected relationship.” --Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.; Authors of Making Marriage Simple and Getting the Love You Want.

The Heart of the Matter

A Workbook and Guide to Finding Your Way Back to Self-Love

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Author: Joffre McClung

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504375106

Category: Self-Help

Page: 338

View: 5359

You can do all the programming and techniques you want to get a better life, but if you dont love yourself, it will not change a damn thing. You will still feel the same way about yourself tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that. The bottom line is the most important relationship you will ever have is the relationship you have with yourself. This relationship can be a rewarding one when rooted in self-love, or it can be toxic when not. So, what is self-love? Why is it so important? And most importantly, how do you find it? The Heart of the Matter answers these questions and more. It takes the esoteric concept of self-love and makes it accessible by clearly defining the three necessary components of self-love. Learn how to reconnect to these components by: Discovering the transformational tools that are available within. Learning how to use these tools to uncover what you really think and feel about yourself and the world around you, and more importantly why. Transforming the wounded parts of self that have been separated from this love through practical steps and exercises for healing and forgiving the past. Empowering yourself to make more loving and conscious choices about what you believe and therefore what you will feel and experience. We all are searching for more love in our lives. The Heart of the Matter not only shows you where to look but also gives you a roadmap on how to get there.

The Love Fix

Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now

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Author: Tara Fields, PhD

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062414011

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3780

All couples argue, but how do some couples get to what seems like the point of no return? Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Tara Fields has spent more than twenty-eight years working with couples, and she has discovered that there are five common conflict loops that couples fall into—and three steps to getting past having the same fights over and over again and onward to building a relationship where each partner feels heard, understood, respected, and loved. These steps include: Recognizing the conflict loop at play Exploring past and present fears Creating opportunities to get in touch with the deepest needs of both partners in order to find new gratitude, respect, and trust Change comes with awareness. When you’re present in the moment, conflict with your partner can become an opportunity to work through unresolved issues and to learn more about each other; it can even become a way to grow closer. In The Love Fix, Fields shares her tested and proven tools to help build stronger relationships, including: Insight from real couples who have repaired their relationships Self-assessment quizzes to get to the root of the problem Practical 3-Minute Fixes you can start using immediately HEARTwork exercises to help you dig deeper in order to reconnect It’s never too late to reignite your passion and to restore the love between you and your partner. Stop rehashing the same issues, figure out what you’re really fighting about, and start enjoying a happier, stronger relationship today.

The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook: A 14-Day Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Yourself

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Author: Tim Desmond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393712192

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 1174

Step by step, learn powerful mindfulness-based techniques to feel happier and more alive. Do you struggle with stress or negativity? Learn how self-compassion can help you find greater health, peace, emotional stability, and joy. Cutting-edge research shows that self-compassion is not only a skill anyone can strengthen through practice but also one of the strongest predictors of mental health and wellness. The practices in this book have been specially formulated to target and fortify what neuroscientists call the “care circuit” of the brain. Devoting thirty minutes a day for just fourteen days to these simple practices can have life-changing results. Tim Desmond’s “Map to Self-Compassion” will engage your mind, heart, and spirit. It will improve your ability to motivate yourself with kindness; regulate and defuse intense emotions, anxiety, and depression; be resilient during life’s challenges; let go of self-criticism and destructive behavior; heal painful experiences; and be more present and compassionate with others. Experience the benefits firsthand! Features downloadable audio recordings for on-the-go practice.

The Power of Two Workbook

Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage

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Author: Susan Heitler,Abigail Hirsch

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572243347

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

View: 4697

This step-by-step guide is for couples who want to enhance their communication skills and maximize their relationshipís potential for mutual support and growth. Troubled spouses will discover how to hear without becoming defensive, clean up after verbal ìtoxic spills,î and convert moments of anger into opportunities for growth.

It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown Workbook

A 21-Day Action Plan to Plot Your Revenge, Spoil Yourself, and Find Out How Good Your Life Is Without Him

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Author: Lisa Steadman

Publisher: Polka Dot Press

ISBN: 9781598699173

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6866

Day 1: Throw a pity party for one. Day 10: Get Even. Day 21: Throw a Movin' On Party. Everybody may play the fool sometime, but no one wants to do it for long. With "The Relationship Journalist" Lisa Steadman as their guide, you can boot Mr. Wrong from your heart and mind in less time than it takes to write a eulogy. Complete with worksheets designed to speed the recovery process, this interactive, edgy workbook takes you from "I'll never be the same" to "What was his name?" in less time than it takes to sell his stuff on Craigslist.

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving?

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Author: Julia B. Colwell

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035321

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 25

View: 9812

We know when our relationships aren't working. Yet, some problems are fixable—while others are not. Which are you working on? To help anyone feeling unsure about how to handle the challenges in their own intimate partnership, clinical psychologist Dr. Julia B. Colwell offers Is Your Relationship Worth Saving? In this free ebook, Dr. Colwell reveals a path to intimacy that allows for ongoing passion, creativity, celebration, and "big, big love." Learn more about: The telltale signs of a stuck relationship Speaking the unarguable truth—a breakthrough method for shifting from conflict and suffering to connection and flow The relationship between our emotions and our bodies Taking full responsibility for the entirety of our experience Reactive Brain versus Creative Brain Note: If you've found this ebook helpful, you might be interested in exploring The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, new from Julia B. Colwell. Here, Dr. Colwell offers key tools and skill-building exercises for creating a lasting and loving relationship.

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thriveÿ ÿ

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Author: Kristin Neff,Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526780

Category: Self-Help

Page: 222

View: 7048

Self-compassion is a powerful inner resource. More than a thousand research studies show the benefits of being a supportive friend to yourself, especially in times of need. This science-based workbook offers a step-by-step approach to breaking free of harsh self-judgments and impossible standards in order to cultivate emotional well-being. In a convenient large-size format, this is the first self-help resource based on the authors' groundbreaking 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program, which has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe. Every chapter includes guided meditations (with audio downloads); informal practices to do anytime, anywhere; exercises; vivid examples of people using the techniques to address different types of challenges (relationship stress, weight and body image issues, health concerns, anxiety, and more); and empathic reflection questions. Working through the book, readers build essential skills for personal growth based on self-care--not self-criticism. See also The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer, which delves into mindful self-compassion and shares moving stories of how it can change lives.

The Introvert & Extrovert in Love

Making It Work When Opposites Attract

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Author: Marti Olsen Laney,Michael L. Laney

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572244860

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

View: 544

The (introvert) best-selling author of The Introvert Advantage teams up with her (extrovert) husband to offer this warm and witty collection of tips for making the most of differing social needs, conflict styles, and personal priorities that are common to these kinds of "mixed" relationships.

Conscious Loving

The Journey to Co-Committment

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Author: Gay Hendricks,Kathlyn Hendricks

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307573094

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4931

Here is a powerful new program that can clear away the unconscious agreements patterns that undermine even your best intentions. Through their own marriage and through twenty years' experience counseling more than one thousand couples, therapists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have developed precise strategies to help you create a vital partnership and enhance the energy, creativity, and happiness of each individual. You will learn how to: Let go of power struggles and need for control; Balance needs for closeness and separateness; Increase intimacy by telling the "microscopic truth"; Communicate in a positive way that stops arguments; Make agreements you can keep; Allow more pleasure into your life. Addressed to individuals as well as to couples, Conscious Loving will heal old hurts and deepen your capacity for enjoyment, security, and enduing love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Interpersonal Problems Workbook

ACT to End Painful Relationship Patterns

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Author: Matthew McKay,Patrick Fanning,Avigail Lev,Michelle Skeen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608828387

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 9263

Do you often lash out at people? Do you let your emotions rule your interactions with others? Do you find it difficult to see things from others’ point of view? You are not alone. Despite the fact that we all have to deal with other people our daily lives, many of us have difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook combines research and evidence-based techniques for strengthening relationships in all areas in life—whether it’s at home, at work, with a significant other, a parent, or a child. The skills in this workbook are based in both schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and are designed to help you connect and communicate effectively with those around them. ACT has been proven effective in helping people improve their relationships with others. The ACT skills detailed in this book include present moment awareness, diffusion, and flexibility—all of which will help you to improve your relationships with others. In this book you will learn what your schema is, and how to act on your values to communicate and get along with others. If you are ready to stop building walls and start connecting with those around you, this book presents powerful, effective tools for change.

The 48 Hour Relationship Retreat

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Your Dreams and Planning for Success Together in One Fabulous Weekend

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Author: Amanda Adams-Barney,Richard Barney

Publisher: Love Your Life Pub

ISBN: 9781934509715

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 8017

Revitalize your relationship, reconnect with your partner, and rekindle your romance. When two people are committed to the same goals, nothing can stop them. This book provides the road map to get you there. The 48 Hour Relationship Retreat is your step-by-step guide for designing your very own, customized relationship retreat. After just 48 hours together you will have: Connected in a deeper way with your partner Identified the goals that will help you to create your future Created plans for making your dreams a reality Made your relationship the best it can be Amanda Adams-Barney and Richard Barney created this proven system for relationship success and excellence over the last 17 years by connecting through their own 48 hour retreat every year. Blending Amanda's professional meeting management background with Richard's career in business leadership, they discovered and developed their approach to a thriving, connected, rewarding relationship into a do-it-yourself handbook for identifying your dreams and achieving them together. With a light, easy, sometimes sarcastic style, The 48 Hour Relationship Retreat is both fun and transformational. So fasten your seat belts and secure all loose objects, because this is going to be a wild & fun ride!

Getting the Love You Want

A Guide for Couples

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Author: Harville Hendrix

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805068955

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 303

View: 9285

A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Living with Heart

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Author: Erik van den Brink,Frits Koster,Victoria Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351976206

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

View: 1624

A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart is a step-by-step guide for those who wish to deepen their mindfulness skills with compassion for a healthier, happier life and more fulfilling relationships. It offers a clear structure as well as ample freedom to adjust to individual needs, starting with learning to be kind to yourself and then expanding this to learn how to be kind to others. This guide consists of eight chapters that follow the eight sessions of the mindfulness-based compassionate living training programme. To enhance the learning experience, this book features accessible transcripts and downloadable audio exercises, as well as worksheets to explore experiences during exercises. It also includes suggestions for deepening practice at the end of each session. A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living explores the science of compassion in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive manner, one which will appeal to both trained professionals and clients, or anyone wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice with ‘heartfulness’.