The Solution-Oriented Woman: Creating the Life You Want

The Solution-Oriented Woman: Creating the Life You Want

by Patricia Hudson O'Hanlon
     
 

Think it, act it, dream it, feel it—be the woman you want to be!
Pat Hudson distills her twenty-plus years of psychotherapy and radio counseling down to four essential solutions that can help women create the lives they want. These are the thinking solution, the action solution, the dreaming solution, and the feeling solution.
The thinking solution

Overview

Think it, act it, dream it, feel it—be the woman you want to be!
Pat Hudson distills her twenty-plus years of psychotherapy and radio counseling down to four essential solutions that can help women create the lives they want. These are the thinking solution, the action solution, the dreaming solution, and the feeling solution.
The thinking solution focuses on the questions you ask yourself about problems, helps you identify the stories you construct around them, and guides you to ways to alter those stories or create new ones. The action solution operates from the assumption that the way to change your life is to communicate for actions, change what you do, and change your patterns with others. The dreaming solution teaches you how to use imagery, self-hypnosis, and dreams to engage your unconscious mind in change. The feeling solution, used when you feel sad or unresolved about an issue, involves creating a ritual to leave the past behind and embrace the future. Hudson offers examples of how to apply these solutions to the main aspects of a womans life: relationships, parenting, and work. She also covers the more difficult challenges of recovering and escaping from violations and violence.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Nebraska-based therapist, teacher, writer (Making Friends with Your Unconscious Mind) and radio personality Hudson comes across as sensible, a solution-oriented woman whom women will heed to their benefit. Observing that they are confronted with more challenges than men-sexual harassment, discriminatory pay, responsibility for family, etc.-she here helps empower women with practical suggestions for improving their lot. She discourages them from brooding over ``why'' when a crisis occurs (divorce, for example), suggesting instead that they take actions that enable them to get on with their lives. Hudson presents four categories of ``solutions'': thinking (changing your patterns of behavior), acting (communicating the actions you want a person to either stop or start), dreaming (imagery, self-hypnosis, meditation) and feeling (finding a concrete way to express grief, such as performing a ritual that signals closure). The book focuses on female-male relationships, careers, motherhood and domestic violence. Hudson's warning that married women should never relinquish the security of paying jobs underpins her sage advice. (Mar.)
Library Journal
A Midwestern radio psychologist for more than 20 years, Hudson offers solutions that are intended to help women create the lives they want.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393038255
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/1996
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >