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Miami, Fla., October 18, 2007 – Stormy Smoleny Ph.D., nationally certified psychoanalyst and author will be autographing her new book, “In Search of the Unwanted Self,” at the Miami Book Fair International on November 9, 10, and 11 (Section F, Booth number 115, Indigo Reef Publishing). A long-time psychology instructor at Miami-Dade College (Kendall Campus), Dr. Smoleny now brings her expertise to the printed page. In her new book, she shows the way to resolve inner conflicts that lead to depression and anxiety, particularly the conflict over whether or not to disown the unwanted parts of self or to address them.


“Most of us try to be positive, constructive, and spiritual in our outlook, only to inadvertently overlook the part of us that desperately needs our love and understanding — the part of us that if continually disowned, will wreck havoc within us,” says Dr. Smoleny.


A self-help book within a novel, her book takes readers on a compelling inner journey to find and reclaim the disowned self – the abandoned, unaided part of us that must live outside our love because it’s too negative, too painful or too threatening.In Search of the Unwanted Self” shows readers how to execute a daring rescue of their unwanted self, allowing them to reinstate it to its rightful place in their psyche. Illustrating the restorative power of integrated negative emotion, this book challenges the notion that all negative emotion is undesirable and detrimental, revealing the psychological and spiritual benefits of identifying, understanding, and embracing all parts of the self.


“Moving beyond traditional therapeutic technique, In Search of the Unwanted Self helps you understand the constructive use of aggression. It shows you how to enlist the power of your negative side, using it to bring balance and peace back to your life,” said author, Dr. Stormy Smoleny.


Featuring a series of conversations between a young woman suffering a loss and a psychoanalyst suffering her own, this book both educates and entertains, offering readers a new way of thinking about their negative side. To the delight of South Floridians, it delivers its message within a familiar local context, the story set between Miami and the Bahamas.



“In Search of the Unwanted Self” will help readers learn:


— About the powerful healing effect of correctly processed aggression.


— How to responsibly process negative emotion.


— How integrating negative emotion eliminates depression and anxiety.


— About the lies we tell our emotional self.


— About the unitive state, where good and bad coexist.


— How the quest for purity can deter your spiritual development.





Stormy Smoleny Ph.D., LMHC, LP, NCPsyA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, a Licensed Psychoanalyst in the State of New York, and a Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst. Her specialty is modern psychoanalysis. She has been in private practice for 25 years, and has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups. Before going into clinical practice, she worked as an organizational psychologist assisting organizations with team building, stress management, and conflict resolution. She has also taught psychology courses at Miami-Dade College for more than 30 years.


In addition to her psychological pursuits, Dr. Smoleny has studied philosophy, spirituality, metaphysics, nutrition, exercise, and alternative healing. For those who prefer a more holistic approach to psychotherapy, she offers a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional thought.



Interview & Electronic Copy Request   Contact: Alex@Indigoreefpublishing.com

Jpeg of author photo and book jacket available upon request.

Hard copy available for review.



Written by Stormy Smoleny Ph.D.

Published by Indigo Reef Publishing (305) 274-4355

Genre: Inspirational/Personal Growth/Fiction

Publication Date: May 30, 2007

Hardcover $22.95

ISBN-10: 0-9789957-0-8

ISBN 13: 978-0-9789957-0-6

LCCN: 2006940127





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