Voices About Relationships
by Robert Firestone
In this film, actual group participants identify negative thoughts or voices toward themselves and others that seriously impair their capacity for intimate relating. 
What prevents most people from being able to sustain romantic, meaningful relationships that satisfy their needs and desires? In this film, actual group participants identify negative thoughts or voices toward themselves and others that seriously impair their capacity for intimate relating. Dr. Robert Firestone helps them identify and understand this negative thought process, and challenge the self-defeating behavior patterns through the powerful technique of Voice Therapy.

Voice Therapy quickly taps into clients’ core negative beliefs and combines insight with deep affect in a way that profoundly shifts clients’ point of view toward self and others to a more compassionate and realistic perspective. By verbalizing their negative thoughts in the second person, clients are able to separate themselves from their harsh and hostile inner voices. Through the use of this technique and further collaboration with the therapist on resisting destructive acting out and increasing positive behavior, clients gain greater levels of intimacy in their relationships, experience a lift in their depression, and resist relapse into self-defeating behaviors.
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From watching this video, you'll learn:

• What kinds of negative thoughts and beliefs people hold about themselves and their partners that impair or prevent them from intimate relating.
• Why Voice Therapy is an effective means for challenging the negative thoughts and voices.
• How to utilize a Voice Therapy approach with your own clients who are struggling in their relationships.

Length of video: 00:46:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream

This DVD plays in All Regions

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-169-0

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-169-6

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-168-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-168-9

Robert Firestone, PhD is the Glendon Association's consulting theorist. His innovative ideas related to psychotherapy, couple and family relationships, suicide and parenting are the cornerstone of Glendon's research and publications. He developed Voice Therapy, as well as the Firestone Assessment of Self-destructive Thoughts (FAST), a scale that assesses suicide potential. He is the author of several books including The Fantasy Bond, Voice Therapy, Combating Destructive Thought Processes and Compassionate Child Rearing.

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CE credits: 3

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the kinds of negative thoughts and beliefs people hold about themselves and their partners that impair or prevent them from intimate relating.
  • Explain how Voice Therapy challenges clients' negative thoughts and voices.
  • Apply Voice Therapy strategies with your own clients who are struggling in their relationships.
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