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Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life Paperback – October 1, 2011
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About the Author
Stanley Siegel is a psychotherapist, international lecturer, and former director of education and senior faculty member of New York's renowned Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, as well as many other television and radio programs across the nation.
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The creator and writer of the "Families" column for Newsday, Siegel also co-authored two popular books: "The Patient Who Cured His Therapist and Other Unconventional Stories of Therapy," and "Uncharted Lives: Understanding the Life Passages of Gay Men", both of which have been translated into 6 languages. His books serve as the basis for workshops around the country. Siegel has served as the review editor for two professional marital therapy journals, and his work with couples and families is the subject of two educational videos.
Siegel's lifelong interest in art has included a period during the mid-1990s as the Dance Editor for Showbusiness, in which he reviewed and reported on the dance scene in New York City. Siegel created the popular sex column "Intelligent Lust" for Psychology Today magazine, which is now featured in this collection as well as in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, for which he is Editor-in-Chief. It also appears regularly throughout the Middle East in FitNStyle magazine.
Top Customer Reviews
I LOVED this book. I felt understood by this book, I felt a path of healing from this book. I am grateful for this book.
Read this book for yourself and then your partner and your life.
Contrary to mainstream train of thought, sexual fantasies are a mental healing process created to balance out and or heal your mind, your spirit, and your soul. It does not matter if you are male, female, heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian, the book covers them all.
This book is an easy, fun, interesting and simple easy read that will take you through the labyrinths of your mind and help you untangle past traumas, including childhood.
Enjoy it and forget about your taboo!
I also appreciated the entire chapter devoted to creating an open mind and accepting your sexuality completely. I was tempted to skip it but it ended up really changing how I thought about sex. It banished a lot of my guilt and helped me feel freer. Siegel knows what he's talking about so I trusted his judgement.
I did have some issues with his primary case study he references: he writes of an attractive young woman, who is attracted sexually to men that are free spirited and frequently irresponsible who mimic her father. Anyway she keeps having the same problems over and over again in relationships, and Siegel perscribes that she date people more like the opposite parent: dependable and predicable. So she dates men that are stable and responsible, but that she is not ultimately that attracted to...Read more ›
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A must read as far as I am concerned. We havelearned so much about the brain in the last 15 years. Me Siegel is full of informationPublished 1 month ago by Roseline Pouinard
I've been studying sexuality for a long time and this is the first book that touched me on a deep emotional level. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Danielle D.