BEVERLY HILLS —Dr. Charles Sophy, a regular advisor to readers of Canyon News and to television viewers world-wide on CNN’s “Larry King Live” is happy to announce the release of his upcoming book “Side By Side.” As a clinical psychiatrist for the past 20 years, Dr. Charles Sophy has treated both infamous young celebrities in Beverly Hills as well as foster children from all walks of life in the Los Angeles County child welfare system. Now, with his first book, he presents a concrete strategy to improve communication between mothers and daughters, the most tension-fraught, precarious family dynamic of all.
Dr. Sophy introduces a revolutionary new communication approach called the Chair Strategy. Designed to get moms and daughters to go from being at odds, or sitting back to back, to looking at life and events in the same direction, or side by side, the ultimate goal of the Chair Strategy is to get moms and daughters face to face, moving forward together with shared goals and open, loving communication. Each of these three chair positions will inevitably arise, yet the skill is in learning, as a mom, to steer you and your daughter towards the right position that will help navigate the current situation to a productive outcome.
Through a series of exercises, guided conversations, journal writing and real-world stories this book takes the mother-daughter relationship, regardless of where it falls on the spectrum of healthy and guides it toward a new level of understanding and love.
Praise for this book comes from some of the most popular people in Hollywood and nationwide. Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” says, “Dr. Sophy helps mothers understand how the relationship with the light of their life goes from blessing to battlefield. The road back is possible and readers will come away with a rich perspective and a renewed ability to connect head and heart so that every mother/daughter will have a richer, more satisfying relationship.”
“This book directs you on a path to connect mother to daughter or vice versa. It is a marvelous gift,” said Golden Globe winning actress Sharon Stone. Even celebrity Paris Hilton chimes in, “Side by Side is a must-have for girls, especially if you’re spending a long weekend with your mom!”
To purchase “Side By Side,” go to http://tiny.cc/sidebyside.
Dr. Sophy’s upcoming appearances include, Wednesday, February 3, in New York on the “Today Show” at 9 a.m., Thursday, February 4, in New York on “Joy Behar Show” at 9 p.m., Friday, February 5, on “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell” at 7 p.m. with book signings locally at Book Soup in Hollywood on February 10, at 7 p.m. and Curtis School Book Spree in Beverly Hills on February 25, at 7 p.m. Many other signings and appearances are on Dr. Sophy’s Web site at Dr.Sophy.com.