Pat Hudson distills her twenty-plus years of psychotherapy and radio counseling down to four essential solutions that can help women create the lives they want. These are the thinking solution, the action solution, the dreaming solution, and the feeling solution.
The thinking solution focuses on the questions you ask yourself about problems, helps you identify the stories you construct around them, and guides you to ways to alter those stories or create new ones. The action solution operates from the assumption that the way to change your life is to communicate for actions, change what you do, and change your patterns with others. The dreaming solution teaches you how to use imagery, self-hypnosis, and dreams to engage your unconscious mind in change. The feeling solution, used when you feel sad or unresolved about an issue, involves creating a ritual to leave the past behind and embrace the future. Hudson offers examples of how to apply these solutions to the main aspects of a woman's life: relationships, parenting, and work. She also covers the more difficult challenges of recovering and escaping from violations and violence.
Pat Hudson, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Omaha.