'Relate counsellors interested in extending their learning about cognitive therapy will find this manual a comprehensive guide'- Jan Hobbs, Relate News 'An easy-to-read, comprehensive text which provides a practical guide to skills for starting, maintaining and cultivating successful relationships, whether of opposite sexes or the same sex' - The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology Creating Happy Relationships is written in a comfortable non-academic style, using simple everyday English, and incorporates recent research and theory. In addition to many vignettes of partners creating and cultivating happiness there are plenty of practical activities for improving partner skills. This book is a major resource for prospective partners, couples, for marriage preparation and counselling courses, and human communication and relationship education courses in schools, colleges and universities.

Creating and Developing Your Mind

Creating and developing your mind

Something we were withholding made us weak until we found it was ourselves.

Robert Frost

Nearly all humans become partners, and frequently fall out of becoming partners, in close relationships. When asked what makes for happy relationships, often partners answer ‘good communication’. This answer is certainly correct. However, a further question is ‘What makes for good communication?’ The main assumption of this book is that your mind influences and creates your communication. Put another way, how you create your mind, your internal communication, influences how you create your actions, your external communication. Your mind is a powerful tool that you always have at your disposal to use for good or ill. A simple analogy is that of driving a ...

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