Steven Stosny, Ph.D., is the founder of CompassionPower. His current book is Empowered Love. His previous books include, Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain under Any Kind of Stress, Living and Loving after Betrayal, How to Improve your Marriage without Talking about It: Finding Love beyond Words, Love without Hurt, The Powerful Self, and Treating Attachment Abuse. He has treated over 6,000 clients for various forms of anger, abuse, and violence. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” many CNN shows, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, WSJ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, O, Psychology Today, USA Today. He has taught at the University of Maryland and at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His blog on Psychologytoday.com., has over 11 million views.
What do I do best?
I help people in troubled relationships get in touch with their deeper values to become the persons, partners, and parents they most want to be.
What makes me the best version of myself?
The ability to hold onto basic humanity under stress.
What are my aspirations?
My personal aspiration is to expand my capacity to appreciate people, nature, and creative works.
My professional goal is to find more ways to help clients regulate emotions and improve their lives and relationships.
My Biggest Success?
Of the nearly 6,000 clients I’ve treated in groups, as couples, and as individuals, more than 80% have experienced significant improvement at one-year and beyond follow-up evaluations.
My Most Challenging Moment?
In the throes of workaholic travel, I missed great moments of my daughter’s early childhood, like first words, first steps, first day of school.
Accept and improve.
The Buddha pointed out that most psychological misery comes from wishing things were not the way they are. Accept what is and make it better.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
Ghandi, Mandella, M.L. King, Mmother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
American West, Italy, Carribean
My Favorite Products/Objects?
Desktop, iPad, stereo, home theatre.
My Current Passions?
Making the world a little better, classical music, women’s college basketball – I used to have some All-American players as students.