The compassionate insights presented in this audio tape by the late Dr. Max Hammer should be helpful for people who are coping with stress, emotional hurt, and inner conflict, as well as people who are seeking to develop significantly greater levels of inner peace, happiness, creative insight and inspiration, creativity, genuine self-understanding, healthy psychological development, spiritual awakening, and/or seeking to develop fulfilling interpersonal relationships, with true love, good communication, and empathic experiential intimacy, as well as applying similar principles as a way of compassionately transforming society for the better. This discussion should also be helpful to psychotherapists, counselors, life coaches, social workers, clergy involved in pastoral counseling, as well as other human services professionals. Dr. Hammer's insights are truly experiential, heartfelt, deeply sincere, and useful, not just theoretical or speculative.
For a more extensive, in-depth discussion of Dr. Max Hammer’s insights in psychology, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships, see his two published books (with secondary contributing authors Dr. Barry J. Hammer and Dr. Alan C. Butler): 1) Psychological Healing Through Creative Self-Understanding and Self-Transformation (ISBN: 978-1-62857-075-5; Houston: Strategic Book Publishing, 2014). 2) Deepening Your Personal Relationships: Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication (ISBN: 978-1-61897-590-4; Houston: Strategic Book Publishing, 2014).
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Dr. Max Hammer was a distinguished Psychology Professor and supervisor of graduate students and interns in the clinical psychology, psychotherapy, and counseling practice training program of the Psychology Department at the University of Maine, for many years, as well as a respected psychotherapist and clinical psychology consultant and diagnostician. Dr. Max Hammer was one of the original core clinicians who founded and developed the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Maine, beginning in the 1960’s. In his work with graduate and undergraduate students in that program, Dr. Max Hammer provided a refreshing Humanistic and Transpersonal perspective, with an emphasis on flexible, warmly caring, empathic responsiveness to the needs of the individual psychotherapy client.