Reader Views on  Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Applied Metapsychology, 2nd Ed

Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (1/2023)

5 Stars — Relieving pain from past traumatic events and moving into a more fulfilling life.

Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Applied Metapsychology, 2nd Edition,” is part of the Explorations in Metapsychology five book series. In this updated edition, author Marian Volkman provides readers with steps to use to enrich the quality of their lives. This will help them relieve pain from past traumatic events and move forward into a more fulfilling life. The techniques presented will enable us to help ourselves and also improve our relationships. The Applied Metapsychology (AMP) techniques are person centered. It is up to the reader to do the work that is presented in the exercises.

“Life Skills,” is written in a warm compassionate manner that is easy to follow. I felt like the author was speaking directly to me.  Each chapter has a series of inner-directed exercises that will helped me apply the information being discussed to my own thoughts and experiences. I found the exercises to be introspective and valuable. I feel that it is very important to use a journal as a tool so that I can reflect back on what I wrote as I went through the initial process. I hope to use “Life Skills,” as a tool that will be used, in the future, as I feel the need.

While most of the material is timeless, having an updated edition is extremely helpful, especially dealing with traumatic stress regarding recent emotional or physical events, such as one caused by a pandemic. As a counselor, I see that many of my students, friends and colleagues have been seriously impacted from the traumatic stress caused by the pandemic, especially because my county was the epicenter at one point. They have been affected in many ways, including financial and emotional from isolation or loss of loved ones, and from their own health issues. I was reminded to use awareness rather than judgement when observing how another person reacts to situations. This helps me not take things so personally. I also feel that these people would benefit greatly with AMP!  “Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Applied Metapsychology, 2nd Edition,” is a valuable work for practitioners who are interested in learning more about facilitating AMP. Readers who are seeking to improve their quality of life will benefit greatly as well. I feel this would be an excellent resource for a study group. I would have enjoyed listening to the experiences and perspectives of others as I went through the exercises. This work, plus a journal, would make a valuable gift!

Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Applied Metapsychology
Marian K. Volkman
Loving Healing Press (2022) ISBN: 978-1615996803

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UPC: 978-1-932690-05-7
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Marian K. Volkman

Metapsychology, as developed by Frank A. Gerbode, MD, is a subject rich in philosophy and practical application. Much of Applied Metapsychology makes use of one-on-one session work to achieve the individual's personal goals - from relieving past pain to living more fully to expanding consciousness.

Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life with Metapsychology, highlights key factors from the subject and illuminates the ways that these factors can be used on a daily basis for improved quality of life, as an individual, in relationships, and in the wider world.

  • Learn handy and usually quite fast techniques to assist another person after a shock, injury or other distress
  • Learn simple methods for expanding your awareness on a daily basis
  • Gain a deeper understanding of relationship and how to strengthen and nurture any relationship
  • Learn the components of successful communication, what causes communication to break down, and how to repair breakdowns
  • Gain vital keys to understanding those behaviors of other people that have previously been inexplicable to you
  • Gain the ability to more accurately predict certain patterns of human behavior, and to be more effective in dealing with the negative ones
  • Learn an effective tool for making important life decisions
  • Explore human potential

Praise for Life Skills

A concise, eminently-readable, empathic, joy-filled, hands-on text. Life Skills is a must for therapists and their clients." -- Sam Vaknin, Ph.D., author of "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"

"A serious, impressive, and thoughtful work with one objective in mind: teaching how to reach one's full potential."-- James W. Clifton, M.S., Ph.D., LCSW

"If you take the trouble to do the exercises the way the author suggests, they will change your life." -- Robert Rich, M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A.P.S., A.A.S.H


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