The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships [NOOK Book]

Overview


You’re probably familiar with the old saying, once bitten, twice shy. It describes a painful uncertainty many of us feel every day as we try to engage with other people. Acts of betrayal from our pasts can lead us into long cycles of wariness and mistrust. An inability to trust wisely can lead us to loneliness and isolation, or worse—putting our trust in the wrong people too easily.

The good news is that the ability to trust is both a choice and a skill that you can develop. ...

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The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships

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Overview


You’re probably familiar with the old saying, once bitten, twice shy. It describes a painful uncertainty many of us feel every day as we try to engage with other people. Acts of betrayal from our pasts can lead us into long cycles of wariness and mistrust. An inability to trust wisely can lead us to loneliness and isolation, or worse—putting our trust in the wrong people too easily.

The good news is that the ability to trust is both a choice and a skill that you can develop. You do not have to be controlled by the past. To a child, trust is a feeling that comes and goes, always under the influence of other people. Only as an adult can you learn how and when to trust more wisely. This book is a warm and friendly guide to achieving greater self-confidence and deeper levels of intimacy and trust.

Helped along by the book’s exercises and ideas for self-reflection, you’ll begin to develop new patterns of trust. Start by getting comfortable trusting your own instincts. Then, experiment with developing relationships based on mutual trust and curiosity. Learn from and then let go of old betrayals that have impaired your trust-building skills, and approach the rest of your life with a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608823086
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 1/2/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 217,337
  • File size: 736 KB

Meet the Author


Cynthia Wall, LCSW, earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of California, Berkeley, and works in private practice counseling individuals and couples. Her specialty is helping people claim freedom from the limits created by loss and betrayal. She is a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the local hospice in Fort Bragg, CA, where she helps train volunteers and is also involved with the Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents.


Sue Patton Thoele is a psychotherapist, former hospice chaplain and bereavement group leader, and author of twelve books. She and her husband, Gene, live in Colorado close to their adult children and grandchildren. Her passions include friendships, swimming with free dolphins, being a soccer grammy, arts and crafts, exploring spirituality with her husband, and encouraging herself and others to find self-love, balance, peace of mind, and openheartedness through the gentle practice of increased mindfulness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2005

    Super Book

    This book truly changed my life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Highly recommend - excellent self help

    This book has changed my life! My therapist recommend we read this together. This was a life changing read. Every chapter was exactly what I needed and combined with the exercises I'd amazing. This is great for anyone that has trust issues with self or others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2007

    A reviewer

    I adored this book it helped me in so many ways & helped me understand alot of things things are so clear to me now if anyone who buys this book will not be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2005

    breakthrough

    Cynthia Wall's new book was truly a breakthrough for me in this difficult area. Her careful, interactive steps in which the reader participates make this not just a book to read, but a workbook to change your thinking. Fianna Combs

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