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The Relationship Foundation published a book which explores the topics in the “Healthy Relationships 101" curriculum. Most importantly, the book provides an in-depth look into how people have learned to communicate and interact in ways which can lead to conflict and misunderstandings rather than true, honest connections. Reading Healthy Relationships 101 teaches individuals how to practice communicating needs and feelings without blame and judgment and to listen with care, compassion, and presence. It also explores the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study by the Center for Disease Control that examined how traumatic stress in childhood affects brain chemistry and emotional development. The book raises awareness of the challenges that we face in all of our relationships: friends; family; coworkers; and significant others. It offers solutions on building resilience, improving self-esteem, and instilling harmony in all of our relationships and interactions.

 

"I am so impressed with your book! This piece of work is invaluable. Who isn't in a dysfunctional family these days? Most of our clients have a true addiction and have been masking their emotions with some type of substance and have no clue who they are, much less what a healthy relationship looks like. I do an hour and a half workshop using your book. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for what you are doing."

 

Christine E. Ivey - Licensed Drug Dependency Counselor,

Masters in Counseling, San Antonio. Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do relationships have to be so difficult? No. Don’t we all want to be more satisfied in our relationships with everyone in our life? Friends, family, co-workers, couples, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend… these are the relationships we value most. When we watch the news, what do we see? Endless stories about how we’re all getting along? No! Mostly, we hear coverage of the fighting and the disruption in our world. We can choose to be a part of that dynamic or we can choose to have relationships that flourish harmoniously.

 

If you drive a car, you bring it in for a tune-up. You take care of your health with check-ups. Where do you go for a relationship check-up? This book is about cultivating and sustaining healthy, thriving, fulfilling and meaningful relationships. The key is greater awareness. And it doesn’t have to be so difficult.

 

Reviews

 

“The power of a healthy relationship...a game changer. Healthy Relationships 101 is an easy read on how we can change our society, one positive relationship at a time. I recommend the book as a guide to bringing kindness and empathy into focus of what is really important in our interactions with others.”

 

Jim Sporleder, Principal of Lincoln High, Featured in the documentary Paper Tigers

 

"You have clearly done a great amount of research, and have organized all this information in a coherent, user-friendly book that recaps issues in a very accessible way. Quite comprehensive!

 

I think you care about this topic, and are quite earnest to help young people--and am certain that your sincerity compels students to sit up and pay attention in a classroom."

 

Laura Martocci, Ph.D - Author of Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self

 

"Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I’d read it cover to cover. Author and Relationship Foundation director Michael Jascz has created a compelling narrative, in which he interweaves personal history and anecdotes from students with clear-cut information and guidelines for becoming a more effective communicator. Among the lessons the book spells out: how to express oneself without placing blame on others; how to empathize and be a better listener; how adverse childhood experiences can affect our present-day relationships – and what we can do to change this. For those of us who did not have the good fortune to pick up effective communication skills in childhood, and for others just wanting a brush-up, this book is an extremely engaging, useful guide. I’d recommend Healthy Relationships 101 to adults, children, school groups, work places – to anyone wanting to improve her/his relationships with others and the world at large."

 

Christine Kiernan - Producer, Thomson Reuters, New York

 

“I am a counseling graduate student working at Tender Mercies, which is a residential community in Cincinnati, Ohio for homeless men with mental illness. I facilitate Healthy Relationships and Personal Growth groups and have shared your book with the clients with whom I supervise. My groups read the Intro and Ch.1 of your book and they loved it. Now we are reading your entire book as a way to further develop their health and well being.”

 

Nicole Moore Eisenberg, VOAA (Veg Option Allies & Advocates)

 

“I am a counseling graduate student working at Tender Mercies, which is a residential community in Cincinnati, Ohio for homeless men with mental illness. I facilitate Healthy Relationships and Personal Growth groups and have shared your book with the clients with whom I supervise. My groups read the Intro and Ch.1 of your book and they loved it. Now we are reading your entire book as a way to further develop their health and well being.”

 

David McKee, Counselor, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

“I just located a link to your book online. I am absolutely floored by it. Congratulations on your work! This book is so very needed today. I hope to share it with as many people as I can.”

 

Natalie Burke- Public Health Graduate Student

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia

 

“After reading several chapters of Healthy Relationships 101 I've become inspired to create some changes in my friendships, at home and even in school; changes that would create a more peaceful environment for us all. They would agree if they read this as well!”

 

Marielle Koladzyn - New York City High School Student

 

“Michael Jascz has written a powerful book that is engagingly readable.  No surprise that good relationships are one of the critical elements of a satisfying life. Michael spells this message out smartly and effectively.  His book gives example after example from the lives of those emotionally hacked by bullies, uninformed parents and other authority figures whose hurtful words and behavior carry the power to emotionally damage for a lifetime. His book Healthy Relationships 101 shares transformative information on how to develop the types of relational skills that allow you and yours to tune into the most important needs and wants of oneself and others.

 

Just imagine every child, teacher and parent experiencing being heard and understood. Healthy Relationships 101 is Michael's impassioned dedication to reaching families, teachers, society and the young people of the world. He asks us to meet the challenge of developing "Relationship Smart" children and to start now reaching them at the youngest age possible. Michael asks the world to listen up; change is possible. There have been over 80 student incidences of attempted or completed mass murder and suicides taking place since 2010 in our school systems. "Enough is enough! These tragedies can be prevented."

 

Barbara Davis - Thompson, Psychotherapist, MSW, MA, New York City

 

“Understanding needs, and understanding strategies to meet needs and express feelings, is not limited to personal relationships. As an investment banker, I have found these tools valuable in complex negotiations, often resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes."

 

Edward Grey - Managing Director, Watts Capital, LLC

 

“Healthy Relationships 101 is a unique and timely book. None of the many books on relationships that I have read are as authentic and practical as Michael’s book. It truly resonated with me. Healthy Relationships has so much powerful information throughout.... however, I found the chapter on Empathy extremely enlightening. This book is a must-read for all ages. It will help everybody!”

 

John Blaustein - Imaging Specialist, New York City

 

“I read your book and found it very helpful, especially the chapter about how we use language. I love the journal entries from the teenagers in their own handwriting before each chapter. It was great to get the gift of reading this book, thank you very much.”

 

Eva Dorrepaal - Actress / Playwright, New York City

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