Finding Your Own True Love with Dr. Diana Kirschner

Release Date: 01/07/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – It’s not always easy for women in mid-life to find love. And for those already in a relationship, there’s an ongoing struggle to keep that union meaningful and fulfilling.
Now a new PBS special produced by Emmy Award-winning Connecticut producer Ken Simon is here to help. Finding Your Own True Love with Dr. Diana Kirschner receives its national premiere on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m. (repeats that same afternoon at 3:30 p.m.). With over 25 years of experience in private practice, therapy supervision, and workshop leadership, Dr. Diana Kirschner outlines the four practical steps Boomer women (45+) can use to achieve greater happiness and romance in their lives – steps that are as effective for married women as singles.
Dr. Kirschner begins to illustrate her point with a fable called the “Heroine’s Journey,” featuring three women (Roz, Evie and Rachael) who are all attempting to climb a mountain. At the top of this mountain is a raging bonfire of love, but each woman brings her own particular “baggage” with her on the climb.
Kirschner explains that these women each represent the three Deadly Dating Patterns – habits or patterns that repeatedly get in the way of creating successful relationships. The three Deadly Dating Patterns are: 1) The Hermit, 2) I’ll Make You Love Me, and 3) Not Perfect, I’ll Pass. Just as the studio audience recognized themselves in these patterns, many viewers will certainly do the same.
In addition to these enlightening examples, Dr. Diana Kirschner also demonstrates practical steps and tools women can use to break out of their bad habits and bring love into their lives. She presents a “Love Intention” mantra that can be used as an effective visualization tool. Kirschner also introduces the concept of “The Diamond Self,” which she describes as your “most loving, lovable, authentic self.” And for those asking the age-old question, “Where can I meet a man?”, she demystifies the world of on-line dating. Just as people have exercise or spiritual practice, Dr. Diana believes that women seeking love in their lives should spend 10 minutes per day doing their love practice: saying their “Love Intention,” focusing on your “Diamond Self” and going online.
Finding Your Own True Love with Dr. Diana Kirschner is produced by Moodus, Connecticut, resident Ken Simon of SimonPure Productions. Since starting SimonPure Productions, Ken Simon has produced, written, and directed numerous television programs, including documentaries, entertainment programs, and corporate video. Programs include Colt: Legend & Legacy, a biography of gun manufacturer Samuel Colt; Left to Die, the story of the Navy’s scandalous loss during World War II of the USS Juneau and its crew; Schemitzun!, portraying the country’s biggest celebration of Native American music and dance; USS Nautilus, on the first nuclear sub and its role in both the Cold War and civilian nuclear power; and The Mark of Uncas, an HDTV documentary on the history of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. He also produced the PBS pledge concerts Carole King: A New Colour in the Tapestry and A Tribute to Harry Chapin and was post-production producer for PBS of The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over. His programs have won many regional and national awards, including three Emmy awards, 18 Emmy nominations and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel for Legal Reporting.
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org.
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Premieres Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m. on CPTV; repeats at 3:30 p.m.

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