Core Value has been the central concept of my work since I began my career in the 1980s. It has formed the foundation of programs to:

End chronic resentment and abuse

  • Love without Hurt Boot Camps
  • Living & Loving after Betrayal
  • Treating Attachment Abuse

Relationship enhancement

  • How to Improve Your Marriage without Talking about It: Finding Love beyond Words
  • Empowered Love
  • Compassionate Parenting

Personal development

  •  Soar Above
  • Heal, Grow, Empower
  • The Powerful Self
  • Change Emotional Habits
  • The Bridge to Well-Being
  • Transcendence & Happiness

It’s the cornerstone of our emotion regulation regimens for:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Overeating
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.


Deficits in core value contribute to all emotional and behavioral problems. Moreover, it’s impossible to recover from any kind of pain, suffering, or behavioral problem, let alone achieve any kind of happiness, without enhancing core value.


Steven Stosny

December, 2019

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Resolve resentment:  Resentment resolution.

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The Good and the Bad of Journaling

Just about every self-help book and expert appearing on daytime talk shows urges some form of journaling as an aid to self-discovery and personal growth. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to journal, some of it good, much of it bad.

Outcome research on the benefits of journaling shows mixed results. Sometimes keeping a journal of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences helps, but often it makes things worse. In general it is likely to hurt if it tries to help you “know yourself” in isolation and helps if it leads to greater understanding and behavior change in your interactions with others. Read more