When Love Meets Fear: How to Become Defense-less and Resource-full

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Paulist Press, 1997 - Psychology - 228 pages
The author of the best-selling Flow to Be an Adult explains in his popular style how fear cripples our ability to release our full potential. He then presents a concrete program of change for overcoming this fear. Richo looks at th deepest roots of fear: fear of love, loss, change, being alone, fear of others, fear of self-disclosure, fear of giving and receiving, coming and going. His program includes becoming defense-less, that is, allowing ourselves to feel fear without our buffering defenses, and then becoming resource-full, that is, learning to act in new ways.

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-- is written in a conversational tone, yet is informed by dozens of sources and years of professional experience

-- helps distinguish between neurotic fear and appropriate fear

-- integrates psychology with an ecumenical spirituality

-- includes affirmations, suggestions, and concrete actions


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User Review  - Ley30uk - Goodreads

This book is fantastic. I'm always dipping into it and recommending it to clients. Uncomfortable reading at times but it could change your life if you let it :-) Read full review


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David Richo, PhD, MFT, is a psychotherapist and teacher in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California, who emphasizes Jungian, transpersonal, and spiritual perspectives in his work. He gives workshops across the country, some of which are available on CD.Visit davericho.com for a complete listing of workshops, books, and CDs.

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