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New Science of Love

ISBN: 9781402253751

By: Fran Cohen Praver

Published: 09/06/2011

“Enlightening…insightful…understandable.”
—Paul E. Bendheim, MD

Your brain is the heart of love.

Did you know that you already own some cutting-edge tools for creating deep, lasting change? They’re available to you anytime and anywhere—and they’re inside your head. Dr. Fran Cohen Praver will show you how to access these tools and literally use your brain to help bring back love. By understanding a few ways your mind works, you can take advantage of its phenomena and strength to create change in your relationship—by creating change in yourself. Discover the inspirational program that pulls the latest neuroscience from the laboratory into a powerful idea you can use at home—and in your heart.

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“Enlightening…insightful…understandable.”
—Paul E. Bendheim, MD

Your brain is the heart of love.

Did you know that you already own some cutting-edge tools for creating deep, lasting change? They’re available to you anytime and anywhere—and they’re inside your head. Dr. Fran Cohen Praver will show you how to access these tools and literally use your brain to help bring back love. By understanding a few ways your mind works, you can take advantage of its phenomena and strength to create change in your relationship—by creating change in yourself. Discover the inspirational program that pulls the latest neuroscience from the laboratory into a powerful idea you can use at home—and in your heart.

About the Author

Dr. Fran Cohen Praver

Dr. Fran Cohen Praver is a nationally known clinical psychologist and relationship analyst who specializes in women's issues and intimate relationships. She blogs for Psychology Today at www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-doc. Dr. Praver has been quoted as an expert in such publications as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Women's Day, Web MD, and Prevention magazine.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv

Part One 1
The New Neuroscience: The Brain Is the Heart of Love and Mirror Neurons Its Beating Pulse

Chapter 1: Unraveling the Mystery of Mirror Neurons 5
Chapter 2: Born to Bond, Wired for Love 33

Part Two 59
Rewiring the Brain, Repairing the Self, and Reviving the Relationship: An Inspirational Program 59

Chapter 3: Key #1: Visit the Past but Live in the Present 61
Chapter 4: Key #2: Savor Your Strengths and Face Your Frailties 91
Chapter 5: Key #3: Communicating Needs 123
Chapter 6: Key #4: The Healing Power of Empathy and Forgiveness 141

Part Three 159
Applying the Tools to Tackle Hurtful Interactions

Chapter 7: Unequal Powers, Unequal Partners 163
Chapter 8: Negative Fortune-Telling 193
Chapter 9: Connecting Love and Lust:
Rekindling the Flame of Desire 221
Endnotes 239
About the Author 251

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Introduction

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 13.44 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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