AFTER 40 YEARS IN THERAPY, WHAT HAVE I LEARNED?: Why We Do What We Do and What to Do about It!
Norm Dasenbrook’s After 40 Years in Therapy: What Have I learned? is a treasure trove of solid techniques, ideas, stories, metaphors, and advice that help us change our lives for the better! Whether you are a clinician, spouse, partner, parent, supervisor, CEO, teenager, or psychotherapy client there is something for everyone in this book, and you will find Dasenbrook’s multitude of examples extremely helpful to apply the material to life’s problems and opportunities. Those in business will also find this book helpful in understanding and moving past everyday work hurdles, promoting an open, change-oriented culture.
After 40 Years explains the three things we need to be the best we can be with ourselves and others:
First, we need a way to understand ourselves and others that’s practical, observable and measurable. This book explains cognitive behavior therapy enabling us to apply it to our daily lives—be it regarding our marriage, family, or work relationships.
Second, we need to communicate and listen better. The positive and assertive communication techniques explained in this book, will take your communication skills to another level.
Third, we need different ways to solve problems that enhances our relationships with others. Mediation techniques are explained that can make even hostile relationships better and good relationships great.
In addition to the three major components of this book, I have added my observations about what people, families and organizations go through in order to change. I call these…. “Norm’s Nuggets.” These “ nuggets” are therapy techniques, analogies, metaphors, sayings, quotes from others, common sense pieces, problem solving and communication tips that I have found helpful in my work. I would like to share them with you. Examples include self-esteem, relationships, work, love, parenting, conflict, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, assertiveness.