'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 Self-Talk

Creating self-talk

He who conquers others is strong:

He who conquers himself is mighty.


Empowering Your Mind

In this second part of the book, I focus on six central mind skills that you can use to empower yourself to create love and happiness in your relationship. You can live more genuinely and fully if you are able to harness your mind's potential. Throughout the ages many people have learned the advantages of disciplining their minds. However, the increases in knowledge coming from the recent ‘cognitive’ revolution in counselling and psychotherapy place your generation in an even better position to take control of your thoughts. Now, more than ever before, you can energize and utilize your mind as an active agent for the well-being of yourself, your partner and ...

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