Reptiles in Love

Praise for Reptiles in Love "This book offers a refreshingly original look at the way couples operate and at what can go wrong.

Author: Don Ferguson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 1118436202

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Nagging, snide comments, passive-aggressive tendencies, running away, childish insults; sometimes even the most loving couples can revert to their primitive nature. Don Ferguson, a psychologist and relationship therapist, has discovered that no matter how evolved we think we are, our reptilian brain is still primed for instantaneous reactions and fight-or-flight. This syndrome can rule relationships and in the end destroy them. Through the latest neurological research, Ferguson has discovered how to manage our primitive reactions with thoughtful, 'new brain' interventions. Written in a highly entertaining and readable way, Reptiles in Love has an answer for helping couples to stop attacking each other and transform their dysfunctional, prehistoric relationship into a more evolved and loving partnership.

The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process

Reptiles In Love: Ending Destructive Fights and Evolving Toward More Loving Relationships. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Ferguson, D. (2008). Case study: suddenly strangers: Iraq war vets, PTSD, and the challenge of relationship.

Author: Bonnie Badenoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429921124

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Might it be possible that neuroscience, in particular interpersonal neurobiology, can illuminate the unique ways that group processes collaborate with and enhance the brain's natural developmental and repairing processes? This book brings together the work of twelve contemporary group therapists and practitioners who are exploring this possibility through applying the principles of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) to a variety of approaches to group therapy and experiential learning groups. IPNB's focus on how human beings shape one another's brains throughout the life span makes it a natural fit for those of us who are involved in bringing people together so that, through their interactions, they may better understand and transform their own deeper mind and relational patterns. Group is a unique context that can trigger, amplify, contain, and provide resonance for a broad range of human experiences, creating robust conditions for changing the brain.

Couples Group Psychotherapy

Reptiles in love: ending destructive fights and evolving toward more loving relationships. San Francisco, CA: Jossey–Bass. Fisher, H. (1994). Anatomy oflove: A natural history of mating, marriage, and why we stray.

Author: Judith Coché

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135233891

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Couples Group Psychotherapy gives therapists everything they need to develop a cost-effective, time-efficient method for addressing the needs of diverse communities and uncommon settings. Clinicians will come away from this book with a significantly enhanced skillset and a broadened understanding of how to treat couples effectively.

Taming Marital Arguments

Reptiles in love: Ending destructive fights and evolving toward more loving relationships. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Fine, C. (2006). A mind of its own: How your brain distorts and deceives. New York: W.W. Norton &.

Author: Robert P. Rugel

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781615990191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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What happened since the honeymoon? Are you mad at your partner all the time?Do you feel like your partner is selfish?Do innocent conversations suddenly escalate into arguments?Does your partner misinterpret what you say?Do you feel emotionally distant from your partner? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, this book was written for you! For more than 40 years, Dr. Rugel has observed how quickly spouses feel disregarded in marriage and respond in a manner that upsets the partner.Their tranquil interactions then spiral into an unpleasant argument or into emotional distancing. Based on concepts from family systems theory, Dr. Rugel guides the reader through the process of recognizing and avoiding these destructive patterns, thus helping to bring the relationship backto harmony. In this book you will: Learn why spouses get stuck in repetitive, useless arguments.Explore why your partner might perceive you as the enemy.Discover the behaviors that commonly threaten our partners.Determine what you need to work on to improve your marriage.Conquer your own defensive/self-protective tendencies.Recover the friend and lover your partner used to be. Therapists' Praise for Taming Marital Arguments "Dr. Rugel offers a thoughtful and practical approach to acknowledging, assessing, interrupting, and redirecting destructive patterns of marital communication while honoring the dignity of the individual by respecting past life experiences which influence each partner's underlying beliefs, assumptions, and thought processes." --Holli Kenley M.A. MFT, author, "Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering The Peace Within" Get Your Ticket Back To Marital Bliss! ÿLearn more at From Loving Healing Press FAM030000 Family and Relationships: Marriage PSY041000 Psychology: Psychotherapy - Couples and Family PSY010000 Psychology: Psychotherapy - Counseling

The Publishers Weekly

Reptiles in Love : Ending Destructive Fights and Evolving Toward More Loving Relationships Don FERGUSON . Jossey - Bass , $ 22.95 ( 256p ) ISBN 0-7879-8320-9 ccording to psychologist Ferguson , we're all reptiles in love : conflicts ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822034371112

Category: American literature

Page: 984

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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey


ISBN: UOM:39015063396199

Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


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Page: 140

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Celtic Christian Socialist

Like the novels they discuss, the chapters of Celtic, Christian, Socialist are intended to be read both separately as introductions to particular novels and sequentially as a whole.

Author: Audrey S. Eyler

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635156

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Anthony C. West (1910-1988), like Beckett, Joyce, and many another writer born in Ireland, lived and wrote in exile. Nevertheless he, too, made Ireland the microcosmic focus for wider application, as he challenged intellectual and cultural oppression. At cost, perhaps, to his fame, but as a boon to his writing, West kept a maverick independence from schools and coteries. For his unusual language, West has been compared to Thomas and Lawrence; from the start of his career he has been hailed as one of the century's most distinctive stylists writing fiction in English. For his intellectual scope critics have ranked him with Beckett and Joyce. But for all the recognition of his self-educated talent, West has never been well understood as a spiritual writer. In Celtic, Christian, Socialist, Audrey Stockin Eyler suggests that he may indeed be the most systematically spiritual writer Ireland has produced since Yeats. Eyler shows how West describes the evolution of the human soul - with its antipodal capacities for destruction and creation - and charts its stages of development. Maturation of the soul is integrated with that of the body, and together they paradigmatically suggest for West the development of the culture and of the human race. Materialism, no intrinsically destructive thing to West, nevertheless dominates and impedes modern thought and action, feeds the insatiable Ego, promotes violence, and threatens true, healthy Egoity, essential human community, and even the planet. Eyler traces West's sources to demonstrate the syncretism and integrity of his approach. The four novels West published during his lifetime (The Native Moment, Rebel to Judgment, The Ferret Fancier, and As Towns With Fire) appeared independently of each other and stand firmly as separate works. Read as a series, however, they chronicle the spiritual growth of an artistic Every-son-of-the-Goddess, from his childhood intimations of immortality to the coming into his manfathering kingdom. Like the novels they discuss, the chapters of Celtic, Christian, Socialist are intended to be read both separately as introductions to particular novels and sequentially as a whole. Although it deplores the negative effects of this pervasive Egotism, West's quartet is not a simple jeremiad. It implies an unpridefully-offered spiritual alternative premised on the trust that a divine, femininely creative love has stirred the Aeolian harp, and the heart strings as well. Eyler shows how a Wordsworthian influence combines with West's lifelong studies in Celtic and Christian traditions, and how it inspires a Prelude in West's unique prose.