Christina Steinorth

Area psychotherapist will sign copies of her new book Cue Cards for Life.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings


In her private practice as a psychotherapist, Christina Steinorth noticed that many of her patients came in with the same communication problems. Couples would neglect their love relationships, parents would talkattheir teens instead of talkingtothem, and adults found few guidelines for interacting well with their aging parents. In fact, most people seemed to put more thought into deciding what to have for dinner than they did in choosing what they said and how they behaved in important situations. As a result,somethingseemed to go wrong -- but they were unsure of exactlywhat. Steinorth made Cue Cards for her patients to help them with these recurring problems.

Cue Cards are deceptively simple reminders and remedies that anyone can use to immediately improve just about any relationship. Each card is accompanied by a clear and encouraging explanation of the psychological principles that make the cue card work. These straightforward tips are so practical and down-to-earth that anyone can use them to communicate effectively with others, minimize conflict, and handle life transitions with greater ease.

The book starts with an overview of communication basics, such as the importance of listening and eye contact, boundaries and personal space, and nonverbal communication (body language). Steinorth then offers prompts that highlight what to say and do in a variety of situations. The book includes Cue Cards for improving communication/relationships in the areas of love, parent/teen interaction, caring for aging parents, getting along with in-laws and in the workplace. There are also Cue Cards for weddings, parties and major social events.

Christina Steinorth is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Diplomate in Professional Counseling. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and graduated from the fully accredited Phillips Graduate Institute of California. With over a decade of experience in private practice as a psychotherapist who specializes in relationship issues, Christina has helped hundreds of people improve and heal their relationships. Christina lives in a small seaside community near Santa Barbara, California, with Matthew, her husband of eleven years.

Phone: 805-682-6787

Event posted Jan. 9, 2013
Last updated Jan. 9, 2013


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