Modern Masculinity

A Compassionate Guidebook to Men’s Mental Health

In his new book, psychologist Stephan B. Poulter gives men a roadmap out of toxic masculinity and offers a new vision of what it means to be a man.

Men are in crisis. The old model of masculinity is dying. Women are saying “enough” to it and so are many men. Your father’s masculinity—the one that denied him any emotions except anger and too often led to tragic personal, familial, and social outcomes—is rightfully going the way of the dinosaur. But what should replace it and how can men embrace a new, healthy model of masculinity?

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… a fresh and thoughtful take on what it means to be a man today.

– Publishers Weekly

The Shame Factor

Heal Your Deepest Fears and Set Yourself Free

Self-image is more important than any other factor in determining direction, success, and overall happiness in life. This “ground zero” influences all of our choices, perspectives, and perceptions.

In his seventh book, renowned psychologist Dr. Stephan Poulter explores the profound emotional experience of shame. No emotion in a man or woman’s life is more confusing, debilitating, and damaging than shame.

What is shame? Its insidious nature is complicated and difficult to explain. You can live with all of the symptoms of this debilitating emotional condition and never want or be able to identify the origin. In The Shame Factor, Dr. Poulter exposes the secret and nonfunctional nature of this psychological malaise.

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The Art of Successful Failure - by Dr. Stephan Poulter

The Art of Successful Failure

Discover Your Purpose

“The Art of Successful Failure” is a personal road map to discovering the incredible purpose (nothing is random), meaning and important life lessons that we all have.

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Father Your Son

How to Become the Father You’ve Always Wanted to Be

Father Your Son: How to Become the Father You’ve Always Wanted to Be, by Stephan Poulter, Ph.D., is a must for any man who wants to establish a powerful emotional bond with his son. As its title suggests, it is packed with practical tips on how to connect with sons of all ages and in all stages of development. But perhaps more important than this “how to” advice is Dr. Poulter’s emphasis on exploring your relationship with your own father.

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The Father Factor

How Your Father’s Legacy Impacts Your Career

The Father Factor: How Your Father’s Legacy Impacts Your Career, by Stephan B. Poulter, PhD., provides refreshing, new, intuitive insights into the elusive career and interpersonal challenges professionals face most often in the workplace from a paternal relationship perspective.

Essential reading for parents and anyone in business looking to move up the ladder and reach their professional potential

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The Mother Factor

How Your Mother’s Emotional Legacy Impacts Your Life

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our mothers leave an indelible impression on the persons we become. Our ability to function emotionally in relationships — both personal and professional — is based on our mothers’ deep influence.

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Your Ex-Factor

Overcome Heartbreak & Build a Better Life

Over two-thirds of American families are “blended” which means they are made up of remarried adults and often stepchildren. Although it’s good news that many divorced people remarry, the bad news is that too many of them carry the animosities and negative behavior patterns of their former heartbreaks into their new situation.

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