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This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.
This practical book presents cutting-edge approaches to couple and family therapy that use attachment theory as the basis for new clinical understandings. Fresh and provocative insights are provided on the nature of interactions between adult partners and among parents and children; the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships; and the ways attachment-oriented interventions can address individual problems as well as marital conflict and difficult family transitions. With contributions from leading clinicians and researchers, the volume offers both general strategies and specific techniques for helping clients build stronger, more supportive relational bonds.
Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost -- or give -- her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, health, and heart, she recorded it all. In this hauntingly lovely account, Johnson portrays a woman transformed by motherhood, and a writer forever changed by a widening chasm of experience. Her initial ecstasy jostles against bewilderment, rage, and despair, however, when she develops a rare complication of childbirth; she is "a one-woman catastrophe, a small ruined country." She is also burning to get words on paper. The result, A Better Woman, should be required reading for every woman hungry to give birth -- and every mother yearning to have her deepest feelings heard.
In her attempts to persuade Jon Hazard Black, the Harvard-educated son of an Absarokee chief, to sell his land claim to her father, Boston heiress Blaze Braddock unwittingly captures Black's heart with her fiery spirit.
SUMMER OF LOVE Three best friends from the city are coming home this summer--and temperatures are going to soar. For each, the small lakeside town of Ely holds warm memories of erotic trysts and first crushes, passionate nights and bittersweet heartbreak. Now they are returning to their hometown for the hottest summer of their lives--and three new chances at love. . . For Serena, the bored would-be socialite, the passion she's been missing comes in the form of a man all wrong for her--for all the deliciously right reasons. For Ceci, the poet and cynic, the art of love was a carefully orchestrated game--until the town bad boy teaches her the pleasure of losing control. And for Lily, the cable TV star recovering from a broken marriage, the carefree summer fling she'd begun with Ely's most handsome and eligible resident burns with a sensual heat that will melt every taboo. Neither Lily, Ceci, nor Serena knows how the summer will end, but one thing is certain--each will experience a seduction to remember. . .
An erotic romance star who ?TAKES SENSUALITY TO THE EDGE? (OAKLAND PRESS) debuts her new historical romance trilogy.Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, has never encountered a woman he can?t seduce?until he clashes with the beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent, whose bookshop sits in the way of Fitz?s lucrative development deal. If money won?t entice Rosalind to sell her shop, Fitz must tempt her in other ways?hopefully mutually pleasurable, and profitable to them both.
Molly: A beautiful bride-to-be, fell hopelessly in love with another man. A man she could never marry. . . . Carey: A world-class horseman and film director, lived a glittering jet-set life that Molly could never be a part of. Against all odds, fate would give their love a second chance. Years later, as Molly struggled to raise her daughter in the wake of betrayal, she dreamed of her beloved Carey. Then, one day he appeared-more glamorous, wealthy, and irresistible than she ever remembered, Now she w...
Dear Readers, I had heard the gossip. Who in London hadn't? But whether or not the elusive Venus Duras would favor one of her numerous suitors didn't concern me. After all, I had a surfeit of obliging lovers. And then I bumped into her. Literally. She was utterly enchanting, the most dazzling creature I had ever seen. I knew she had to be mine. But she was aware of my reputation and thought me a libertine. When I invited her to a dinner party, she gave me the cut direct. Within hours our heat...
This erotic romance, long out of print, returns for the fans of the bestselling author of Pure Sin, Seized by Love and Outlaw. When the notorious rake Prince Alexander Kuzan encountered the alluring redhead seeking safe passage to her ancestral home, little did he suspect that Zena would entangle him in a rapturous struggle for the heart.
When her enemy, the infamous Laird of Ravensby, abducts her in order to win his brother's freedom from an English dungeon, Elizabeth Graham finds herself strangely attracted to this notorious privateer.
Science textbook for children.
If you think about it, you will quickly realize that there are many things you might question and seek answers to. Put another way, the universe is really a collection of countless mysteries. It is the job of scientists to solve those mysteries. The goal of science is to understand the world around us.
Throughout this book one will learn a variety of terms, facts, figures, and concepts in relation to science.
Life science textbook.
The universe around you and inside of you is really a collection of countless mysteries. It is the job of scientists to solve those mysteries. The goal of science is to understand the world around us. How do scientists go about understanding the world? Like all good detectives, scientists use special methods to determine truths about nature. Such truths are called facts. Here is an example of a fact: The sun is a source of light and heat. But science is more than a list of facts--just as studying science is more than memorizing facts. Jules Henri Poincaré, a famous nineteenth-century French scientist who charted the motions of planets, put it this way: "Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house." So scientists go further than simply discovering facts. Scientists try to use facts to solve larger mysteries of nature. In this sense, you might think of facts as clues to scientific mysteries. An example of a larger mystery is how the sun produces the heat and light it showers upon the Earth. Another larger mystery is how the relatively few and simple organisms of 3 billion years ago gave rise to the many complex organisms that inhabit the Earth today. Using facts they have gathered, scientists propose explanations for the events they observe. Then they perform experiments to test their explanations. In the next section of this chapter, you will learn how scientists go about performing experiments and uncovering the mysteries of nature.
Flora Bonham met Adam Serre on the night his wife left him. Although he made it clear he was not interested, Flora was determined to tempt him as no other woman had. From award-winner Susan Johnson comes an enticing, sensual tale that follows her recent successes with Outlaw and the USA Today bestseller Seized by Love.
He could offer her only one thing -- a week of intimate pleasure. . . . Samuel Lennox and Miss Alexandra Ionides cordially invite you to a most provocative game of seduction It shall last for seven days, during which Lennox, Viscount Ranelagh, will wield his celebrated prowess with the London ladies in an attempt to add Miss Alex's name to his list of conquests. The infamous list is long, though the duration of each liaison has been brief -- and as the viscount will assure anyone, that is precisely how he likes it. The lady, for her part, an accomplished artist and benefactress of various charities, has no wish to be a mere plaything. Although a week of intimate pleasure with a man of Ranelagh's legendary skills would be memorable. . . As for the other players -- irate parents, designing debutantes, a scheming ex-mistress, even a love-struck young man with ideals -- all seem intent on meddling. But the viscount is single-minded when it comes to seduction, and Miss Alex is in his sights. Come see who wins in this amorous game!
A reckless and handsome prince risks his title and his heart to win the hand of an innocent enchantress. From the bestselling author of Outlaw comes a dark saga of erotic historical romance, sweeping from fabulous country estates and hunting lodges to the opulent ballrooms and salons of Russian nobility.
From the mistress of erotic historicals comes her steamy sequel about the Braddock-Black dynasty from Blaze. The fires of romance are white-hot when Empress Jordan flees to the Montana wilderness and finds a man as wild as the land around him.
From the award-winning mistress of sizzling historical romance comes a long-out-of-print reader favorite, Sweet Love, Survive, the conclusion to the bestselling Kuzan Dynasty series begun in Seized by Love and Love Storm, both bestsellers. A tale of forbidden love, this is the tale of fierce loyalties and a nation on the brink of devastating war.
Through eleven nationally bestselling books, award winner Susan Johnson has won a legion of fans for her lushly romantic historical novels. Now she delivers her most thrilling tale yet--a searing blend of rousing adventure and wild, forbidden love. . . Married against her will to the brutal Russian general who conquered her people, Countess Teo Korsakova has never known what it means to want a man. . . until now. Trapped behind enemy lines, held captive by her husband's most formidable foe, she should fear for her life. But all Teo feels in General Andre Duras's shattering presence is breathless passion. France's most victorious commander, Andre knows that he should do the honorable thing, knows too that on the eve of battle he cannot afford so luscious a distraction. Yet something about Teo lures him to do the unthinkable: to seduce his enemy's wife, and to let himself love a woman who can never be his. From the Paperback edition.
The Tattler - April 1802 It wouldn't surprise you, gentle readers, to learn that Dermott Ramsay, the earl of Bathurst and favorite of all ladies, married or otherwise, has a new paramour. What may surprise you is her name. For she is none other than Isabella Leslie! The same beauty of the sizable inheritance who prefers not the ton but books, maps, and the family shipping business. You may wonder how a picture of innocence ended up in the arms of a libertine. Truth to tell, Isabella had to flee from her scheming relatives in the rain-soaked night and seek refuge in London's most infamous brothel. There, with the help of the madam, she devised an unorthodox plan to escape a dreaded marriage bed. She would simply have to become unmarriageable--even if it meant public ruin. And who better to utterly ruin her in a mere week than a handsome rake famous for seductive skills? But gossip has it that Dermott may be developing a tendre for his temporary mistress. It makes for the most delicious speculation, does it not? For if it indeed is the case, what will happen when their week of pleasure is over? We urge you, dear readers, to do as we do--follow the affair closely, and with every hope that it will turn into this Season's most delicious scandal.
Roxane Forrestor was determined to live life on her own terms -- even in a man's world. The beautiful Countess of Kilmarnock had so far survived the political and romantic intrigues of Scotland's most powerful suitors. So why couldn't she resist the brash Robbie Carre? Why did she find it impossible to throw the rebel earl out of her bedchamber even though it meant harboring a wanted man?<P>Robbie cared nothing for his own safety. But he knew all too well that his ruthless enemies, desperate to capture him, would use Roxie and her children as pawns. He would brave the odds to protect them, would fight for his fugitive love with Roxie. . . even if their stolen moments of pleasure cost him his life.
Author of a dozen national bestsellers, award-winner Susan Johnson beguiles once more with this breathtaking novel, a blend of scandalous adventure, sensual love, and more than just. . . A Touch of Sin. Beatrix Grosvenor couldn't have been caught in a more compromising position: locked in a Parisian apartment with the body of a murdered man. She could only hope that the charismatic stranger who found her would believe her story of abduction and assassination, and free her to return to her young son in England. But Pasha Duras was not about to let her escape so easily. The renowned libertine didn't believe Trixi's fanciful tale, but there was no denying the temptation of her beauty. He would accompany her home, on a sensual journey that would begin with the most tantalizing of seductions--and end with a dangerous discovery. Trixi's enemies were real. Her child was at their mercy. . . and Pasha's newly awakened heart may prove to be his undoing.
Serena Blythe's plan to escape a life of servitude had gone terribly awry. So she took the only course left to her. She sneaked aboard a sleek yacht about to set sail--and found herself face-to-face with a dangerous, sensual stranger. Beau St. Jules, the Earl of Rochefort, had long surpassed his father's notoriety as a libertine. Less well known was his role as intelligence-gatherer for England. Yet even on a mission to seek vital war information, he couldn't resist practicing his well-polished seduction on the beautiful, disarmingly innocent stowaway. And in the weeks to come, with battles breaking out on the continent and Serena's life in peril, St. Jules would risk everything to rescue the one woman who'd finally captured his heart.
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