If you or
someone you care for are ready to lose weight permanently, consider using our
methods at no cost now or later.
As you can
see from the picture to the left, in 2000 I was 65 pounds more than I am in the
picture below. Since then I have been able to stay at normal weight with
the help of fellow calorie and exercise loggers who met with me weekly and took
responsibility for creating a sufficient calorie deficit to reach their goals.
Now the groups consist mostly of on-line loggers who, using the methods that
have been demonstrated to work, help each other and me, without monetary cost to
any of us, to permanently achieve our healthy weight-loss goals. As of 2008 I
have not gone above my normal weight, but do control fluctuations by continuing
to log my calories and exercise, making appropriate adjustments, along with
like-minded people who believe in the long-term effectiveness of this method.
If you want
to hear more about this freely available method, just click on the permanent
weight loss link above, read about our method and then, if you would like to
join us contact me.
Laing & Me: Lessons in Love is a unique book about power
and love--novel verité which unfolds in the form of a "how-to" book.
It offers and depicts a way in which one person can be empowered by another's
attention in an intimate realm. Borrowing from the psychotherapeutic model,
it guides the reader in constructing a mutually beneficial paradigm with
a carefully chosen other. It is an intimate reality told and experienced
at the same time. The course of discovery unfolds between the authors,
Roberta Russell and R.D. Laing, as it happens. The book is "real." You
will see how the authors made each other crazy in the process of creating
"RD Laing & Me: Lessons in Love," united only by the common goal of
doing a "how-to" book together that would be useful to themselves and to
you. Both the unfolding of the relationship depicted in this book, and
the content discussed are intended to help you to achieve your realistic
To the Reader from the authors:
"The discerning reader, using the insights of psychoanalysis,
will discover the nuances of communication between the authors as they
wrestle the obstacles to achieve their goals. In turn, the readers are
encouraged to join in this experiment with their own partner, carefully
chosen on the basis of conceptual level and mutual intent, and to make
of it a vitalizing experience. If you can manage to survive each other’s
onslaughts, a well-matched partnership is a lot more fun and more motivating
than the lone pursuit of solitary goals into further solitude. We both
wish you the best of luck."
RD Laing & Roberta Russell
an intelligent self-help book... reads like a novel." Daphne
Merkin, ed. The New Yorker
National Book Critics Circle Judge
"A moving account of [Russell's]
relationship with R.D. Laing, the doyen of British antipsychiatry, during
the 1980s. [It] creatively provoke(s) and appeal(s). ...Recommendable and
might even move some in theoretical conflict with Laing to some useful
Geoff Fisk, M.D., British Journal of Psychiatry
"An admirable courageous work
of love and self-determination, science and romance, bonding in a high-wire
act that is all the lovelier for working without a net."
Andrew Vachss, Author
with Roberta Russell is a New York City television show featuring some of
the most controversial, stimulating, and distinguished thinkers in the
Video: Harold Krieger
Rebel with a Cause: Hans J. Eysenck, Ph.D.
J. Eysenck, Ph.D. (most
quoted psychologist) on Psychoanalysis,
Genius & Himself (3 videos)
For a live video sample click on
the movie icon.
Sample Hans J. Eysenck, Ph.D.
include (click here for a full list): Jerome David Frank, Ph.D., M.D.
on Persuasion & Healing David McClelland, Ph.D. on Motivation G. Terrence Wilson, Ph.D. on What works in Obesity Treatments Edgar S. Cahn, Ph.D., J.D. on
Dollars Stuart Sutherland, Ph.D. onIrrationality and many more distinguished authorities
the psychotherapy authorities in research and practice have said about
this ground-breaking Report on the effectiveness of psychotherapy:
"The Report is concise, well-written and balanced. Roberta
Russell is an excellent expositor and teacher."
Jerome Frank, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
"Roberta Russell has performed an invaluable
service to psychotherapists-and to the general public--in updating her
classical survey of research in psychotherapy outcomes. Her new material
is accurate, fair, and comprehensive. It contains information, controversies
and surprises-as does psychotherapy itself."
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute
"…A masterful overview about the efficacy of psychotherapy."
Lester Luborsky, Ph.D., University
Alliance Therapy A new approach for improving
your well-being through an intentional therapeutic alliance with a friend.
* Commended by the British 1994
Social Innovations Award
Mutual Alliance Therapy is a way of getting strength from
understanding and joining with another person in the pursuit of your individual
goals. It is based on conclusions drawn from psychotherapy research, but
the results will depend on the character and determination of both you
and your partner. Individual therapeutic alliances will benefit from the
knowledge garnered about their own specific challenges. Many self-imposed
limitations can be overcome with the shared interest and support of a trusted
ally. This is what the Alliance Therapy Workshop is all about.