Latina Power: Using Your 7 Strengths to Say No to Abusive Relationships represents a healing journey — from a life of domestic abuse to one that is free from violence and mistreatment. Based on the 7 Latina Power Strengths inherent in every Latina woman, Dr. Ana Nogales’ program empowers women to create a safer, happier life.
The 7 Strengths that can be used to overcome a life of domestic abuse are:
Espiritu Creativo to Create a Life without Violence
Aguantadora’s Determination to Draw the Line between Acceptable and Abusive Behavior
Atrevida’s Courage to Admit You Can’t Change Him—Only Yourself
Comadre’s Networking Skills to Reach Out to Those Who Can Help
Malabarista’s Balance to Put Your Own and Your Children’s Needs First
Diplomatica’s Discretion to Devise Your Plan of Action
Reina’s Confidence to Enjoy Your Life and Help Other Women Say No to Domestic Abuse
Dr. Nogales points out that in Latino culture, women are appreciated for their ability to generously give of themselves to their families and communities, to be the reliable foundation that holds together la familia, and to be strong enough to withstand any hardships that might threaten the survival of the family. Latina Power is about discovering another aspect of that nurturing strength and generosity: a woman’s capacity to give to and nourish herself, and to empower herself to lead the life she chooses.
The Latina Power program Using Your 7 Strengths to Say No to Abusive Relationships, includes:
Exercises and Affirmations that help women practice the 7 Strengths
Guided Imagery Sessions that invite women to experience each of the 7 Strengths
Stories about women who have made the transition from being in an abusive relationship to enjoying an abuse-free life
Practical information and resources for women facing domestic abuse
When a child of any age discovers that one parent has cheated on the other, that child suffers a profound loss of trust. He or she can no longer take anyone at face value and constantly anticipates betrayal.
When your parents sexually betray each other, you are often left with a host of emotions that reverberate well into adulthood. Shock, rage, shame, confusion, loss of trust—these are common responses of those whose parents were unfaithful.
It is no wonder, then, that an adult child’s romantic relationships will be deeply affected by a parent’s broken vow.
Available in English and Spanish language editions, Latina Power! shows Latinas how to recognize and maximize seven attributes they already possess to enhance their lives and bring them closer to their dreams.
The uplifting message of this book encourages Latinas to move beyond expected roles and become the women they wish to be simply by embracing seven traits naturally ingrained into them by Latino culture, including:
The Aguantadora's Passionate Determination.
The Comadre's Networking Ability.
The Diplomática's Discretion.
The Atrevida's Courage.
The Malabarista's Balance.
La Reina's Confidence and Strength.
Dr. Nogales incorporates an interactive, personal element into each chapter, including a self-assessment quiz to determine how strong or weak each attribute is in the Latina reader's own personality, and exercises to improve each trait.
Also featured throughout the guide are personal stories exemplifying each strength, as told to the author by Latinas from a wide variety of backgrounds, including novelist Isabel Allende, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and many others.
Prescriptive and encouraging, Latina Power! is certain to benefit countless Latinas.
Amor, Intimidad y Sexo by Dr. Ana Nogales
La Dra. Nogales, popular psicóloga de radio y televisión, y columnista de "La Opinión", ofrece la primera guía para parejas y familias latinas que intentan establecer sólidas relaciones amorosas entre dos culturas.
¿Porqué mi esposo le presta mas atención a su familia que a la nuestra?
¿Cómo puedo alentar a mi esposa para que sea más libre sexualmente?
¿Cómo podemos enseñarles a nuestros hijos a amar y respetar su herencia latina?
En este inédito y práctico libro, la Dra. Nogales brinda su sabiduria y experiencia a millones de latinos atrapados entre dos mundos: las tradiciones latinas y las exigencias de la sociedad estadounidense. La Dra. Nogales, psicóloga especializada en temas concernientes a familia latinas por casi veinte anos, explora los conflictos que enfrentan las parejas latinas. Asímismo, responde a las diez preguntas más frecuentes sobre el amor, el sexo y las relaciones humanas. A través de casos de diversas parejas, la Dra. Nogales les muestra a los lectores cóimo aprovechar lo mejor de la cultura latina y de la cultura estadounidense para crear relaciones y familias sanas, fuertes y cariñosas. Cálido, cándido y completo, Amor, intimidad y sexo será sin duda un invaluable recurso para toda pareja latina.
Love, Sex and Relationships by Dr. Ana Nogales
Dr. Ana Nogales, the popular TV and radio psychologist and columnist for La Opinion, offers the first guide for Latino couples and families trying to build strong, loving relationships between two cultures.
Why does my husband pay more attention to his family than he does to our family?
My boyfriend and I have a hard time opening up to one another. How can we learn to communicate better?
How can I encourage my wife to be more free sexually?
Why does my husband feel threatened now that I have a good job?
How can we teach our children to love and respect their Latino heritage?
In this compassionate, practical, and long-awaited book, Dr. Ana Nogales provides wisdom and insight for the millions of Latinos who find themselves caught between two worlds--the traditions of their Latino upbringing and the demands of modern American society. Exploring how cultural attitudes and social pressures affect the way Latinos relate to those they love, Dr. Nogales describes the challenges Latinos encounter as they grapple with what can often be a difficult and wide cultural divide.
Dr. Nogales, a psychologist who has specialized in Latino family issues for nearly twenty years, identifies the most common relationship problems Latino couples face. Based on her experience working with Latinos of all backgrounds and nationalities, Dr. Nogales offers helpful advice on topics such as maintaining a sense of cultural identity, learning to communicate effectively, dealing with sexual conflict, raising children, and adapting to changing roles for men and women--all from a Latino perspective. In addition, she answers the ten most frequently asked questions about love, sex, and relationships, including how to meet a mate, how to interact with a spouse's family, and how to maintain a loving and passionate relationship.
Using intimate case histories of couples from diverse backgrounds, Dr. Nogales shows readers how to take the best from both the mainstream American and Latino cultures to create relationships and families that are strong, nurturing, and loving. Warm, candid, and authoritative, Dr. Ana Nogales' Book of Love, Sex, and Relationships is sure to become an invaluable resource for Latino couples everywhere. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.