WorldCat Identities

Resnick, Stella 1939-

Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 5 languages and 866 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stella Resnick
The pleasure zone : why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy by Stella Resnick( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author links optimism, physical health, emotional fulfillment in love, deeply gratifying sex, and positive aging to our ability to fully enjoy eight core pleasures
Ode to joy : why your attitude matters( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doctors now have evidence that a happy, optimistic attitude can increase our health and longevity. This program features the inspiring words and music of gospel singer Sister Alice Williams, who teaches people of every color how to "make a joyful noise." Psychologist Stella Resnick, Ph. D., has additional ideas on how to let go and be happy, and best-selling author Sarah Ban Breathnach offers some ways to appreciate the simple pleasures of life"--Container
The heart of desire : keys to the pleasures of love by Stella Resnick( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh approach to solving the love/lust dilemma--the concept that love can actually kill libido. Drawing on author's decades of work with her clients, this breakthrough book shows how couples can bring the passion back to their long-term relationships Author has strong media experience and ongoing media contacts and gives lectures across the country"--
Body-to-body intimacy : transformation through love, sex, and neurobiology by Stella Resnick( )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an integrative, growth-oriented approach to therapy with couples that demonstrates the dynamic interplay between partners' emotional issues and their sexual difficulties. It offers a model for relational and sexual enhancement that focuses as much on partners' present, nonverbal body-to-body communications as on their words. Dr. Stella Resnick draws on research from interpersonal neurobiology, sexology, positive psychology, and Gestalt therapy, and shares a rich assortment of therapy vignettes to demonstrate the transformative power of pleasure and how a focus on body-to-body intimacy can heal emotional wounds from the past and encourage greater presence, empathy, authenticity, playfulness, and sexual pleasure between intimate partners.The therapeutic process is explored in four related spectrums: the Problem-Transformation Spectrum, the Attachment-Sexuality Spectrum, the Pain-Pleasure Spectrum, and the Cognitive-Somatic-Experiential-Behavioral-Spectrum. Part I lays the theoretical foundation for the work. Part II examines the early attachment bond between parent and child and its effects on adult capacity for emotional closeness and sexual pleasure. Part III offers methods for resolving painful emotional issues underlying many sexual difficulties. Finally, Part IV describes the procedure for moving from a cognitive reframing of the problem to a somatic focus on the body and tracking present-moment emotional interactions to the repair of relational injuries that nurture transformational change. Also included is a series of process-oriented exercises and a handout that therapists can use in their own practice.Body-to-Body Intimacy will enable couples and sex therapists to expand their practices and enrich their clients' sexual and relational dynamics. This book also contains valuable information that will be appreciated by anyone?interested in a greater understanding of a growth-oriented therapeutic process for couples and what can be achieved together by gaining a deeply loving and sexually fulfilling intimate love relationship
The pleasure zone : why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy by Stella Resnick( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have the capacity for boundless pleasure, so why aren't we happier? From her own years of work and extensive corroborative research, Dr. Stella Resnick has discovered the root of unhappiness: pleasure resistance. In The pleasure zone, she takes us to where we live--our bodies--and offers simple, sensible tools to help us move toward what we want: healthy and fulfilling lives. Dr. Resnick explores the connection between happiness and pleasure, explains how we've been trained to limit the pleasure we tolerate, offers keys to reaching our pleasure potential, and describes eight core pleasures that lie within our grasp:· primal pleasure (learning to let go)· pain relief (turning pain into pleasure)· the elemental pleasures (play, laughter, movement)· mental pleasure (thinking good thoughts)· emotional pleasure (feeling good feelings)· sensual pleasure (becoming more sensuous)· sexual pleasure (turning up the heat)· spiritual pleasure (the joys of a buoyant spirit)
The Pleasure Zone : Why We Resist Good Feelings & How to Let Go and Be Happy by Riane Tennenhaus Eisler( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Stella Resnick has been concerned about how to help people stop focusing on what's wrong in their lives and start noticing what's right since 1978 when she wrote a ground-breaking article for New Age Journal that turned the therapy world on its ear and prompted hundreds of letters asking for more.Now she has distilled her years of work and collected extensive corroborative research to show that when people don't fully enjoy their lives and loves, it is usually because they actually resist their good feelings and have a fixed ceiling on how much pleasure they can tolerate. While writers including Paul Pearsall, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, and Joan Borysenko have recently identified the benefits of pleasure, to a large extent they have been concerned mostly with positive mental attitudes and visualizations. In this groundbreaking work, Resnick takes the exploration of pleasure further by linking feeling good about ourselves, experiencing good physical health and emotional fulfillment, enjoying deeply gratifying sex, and positive aging, to our ability to fully enjoy eight core pleasures: primal, pain relief, play and humor, mental, emotional, sensual, sexual, and spiritual.Complete with inspiring stories of people who have learned to access these pleasures, each chapter concludes with a set of personal experiments designed to aid readers in gaining new skills to enjoy that pleasure more completely. The Pleasure Zone is designed to help anyone achieve a lifestyle based on positive motivation, vitality, spiritual nourishment, and loving relationships
BODY-BASED INTIMACY : a neurobiological integration of couples and sex therapy by Stella Resnick( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Body-Based Intimacy is a manual written for couples' and sex therapists advancing a "full-spectrum" approach to deep healing and relationship and sexual enhancement, through partners' bodily attunement. Through a detailed description of interpersonal neurobiology and affect-regulation theory and research, illuminated by therapy vignettes, this book reveals the long-term effects of early attachment programming on shaping adult libido. It explores a variety of relational issues including trust issues, chronic conflict, jealousy, and betrayal, and sexual issues like differences in desire, orgasm or erection difficulties, and porn abuse. The final chapter includes a series of process-oriented exercises as handouts that therapists can utilize in their own practice."--Provided by publisher
Contributions of humanistic psychology to positive psychology by Arthur Warmoth( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Article "explore[s] the common ground between positive and humanistic psychology, and respond to positive psychology's useful challenges to humanistic psychology (Seligman, 1999, personal communication) about research and a concern for social values ... This paper therefore begins with a brief review of the humanistic movement and its ongoing call for a more positive psychology. We then move into an exploration of the unique research approaches and areas of study dictated by the primacy in humanistic psychology of human experience. We conclude by showing how positive psychology can gain from recognizing the merit of experiential, process-oriented research methodologies and perhaps most importantly, by entering into a larger dialogue with humanistic psychologists for the serious investigation of such metapsychological issues as the nature of truth and ways of knowing, and the role of choice, values, and meaning in positive human and social evolution"--[Introduction]
Feeling good is good for you : [how to increase your ability to tolerate pleasure by Stella Resnick( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Desarrollo del potencial humano : aportaciones de una psicología humanista by Juan Lafarga Corona( Book )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The pleasure zone : why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy
The pleasure zone : why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy