What keeps people from living in ways that satisfy their individual needs and priorities? This book explores psychotherapist Robert W Firestone's voice therapy technique, the goal of which is to uncover these limiting forces, which are represented by internal messages or voices.
Firestone maintains that from childhood, people are prevented from experiencing an individuated life by the pressures of society, particularly the nuclear family. He expounds the theory, which synthesizes psychodynamic and existential approaches, behind his technique. He demonstrates how the therapy helps clients reveal these voices quickly, recognize their source and begin to take a path to a meaningful life.
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Table of Contents
Foreword - Larry BeutlerThe Self under SiegePART ONE: DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVEThe Reality of Childhood TraumaPatterns of Emotional MistreatmentPsychodynamics Involved in the Intergenerational Cycle of Child AbuseIdentification with the AggressorPART TWO: DEFENSE FORMATIONThe Fantasy Bond and Self-Parenting ProcessThe Fantasy Bond in Couple RelationshipsManifestations of the Inward ProcessPART THREE: METHODOLOGYThe Concept of the Voice and Voice TherapyApproach to PsychotherapyApplication of Voice Therapy to Couples and Parenting GroupsAssessment of Suicide RiskPART FOUR: THEORETICAL ISSUESThe Dual Nature of Guilt ReactionsThe Psychodynamics of Fantasy, Addiction and Addictive AttachmentsThe Essential Paradox of PsychotherapyPART FIVE: SOCIAL CONCERNS AND EXISTENTIAL ISSUESPsychological Defenses against Death AnxietyOrigins of Ethnic StrifeThe 'Good Life'
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