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Preparing for the Jungle

Avoiding Snakes & Pitfalls on the Path to Healthy Love

Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

After the tireless work of searching high and low for a healthy, loving relationship, it is time to turn the search within to become more empowered so you can be available for success in romance.

The world is filled with lonely people. Lonely alone, or lonely within their romantic relationships. Are you one of them? People typically seek contentment from outside themselves. They either bounce from one unsatisfying relationship to another, or they are so terrified of getting hurt that they avoid the dating scene altogether. However, instinctually, we are not meant to be alone; in fact, being alone can lead to an increase of depression and anxiety. The desire to share our lives with a significant other grows strong in all of us.

Psychotherapist Tamara Kiekhaefer has worked in the field of mental health for over twenty years, and now, has developed Preparing for the Jungle to teach what she knows is required to achieve a healthy, romantic relationship. After working with thousands of clients from different backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic structures, Tamara has found one truth that remains the same: How we communicate and resolve conflict is directly correlated with the success and fulfillment of our personal relationships. This book will provide tools and techniques for you to understand who you are so that you can develop a strong idea of what you want in a healthy, loving relationship. Tamara will guide you through this process by helping you dissect every aspect of your life helping you gain a solid sense of control over who you are and what you want in life.

Preparing for the Jungle is a book that will help you become available for a thriving relationship. Imagine being able to sort through the past, stabilize the present, and prepare for the future in a safe and structured environment. You will walk away with hands-on tools, strategies, and exercises to implement that will change how you see yourself, others, and the course of your life in a positive and empowering way.

About The Author

Tamara Kiekhaefer, LCSW, has operated a successful psychotherapy practice since 2002. She provides individual, family, and couples therapy around anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, relationships, and empowerment. She has taught workshops and spoken on podcasts guiding people to gain awareness of what is not working in their lives while offering strategies to gain a sense of internal control.

Tamara is a certified yoga instructor and weaves concepts of holistic therapy into her clinical work. Offering a body/mind/soul approach, she addresses every angle crucial for stability and peace.

Her first book provides hand-on tools required to work through the past, stabilize the present, and prepare for a loving relationship. Having experienced her share of heartbreak, Tamara’s compassion with real life adds to the richness of her writing.

She finds her own tranquility spending time with her teenage boys, family, dogs, and the love of her life, Jim.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Post Hill Press (May 3, 2022)
  • Length: 200 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637582534

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