Introducing Anastasia The Storyteller
M. Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen) is a retired psychotherapist, with more than twenty-five years in private practice in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, specializing in treating relationship and personality addictions. Her main emphasis in this field has been on the collusion between the aggressive addict (i.e. the prototypical drug and/or alcohol addicted, gambler etc., including the power-addicted, as well as addictions to money, status, control, righteousness and anger), especially the aggressive/power addict, and the passive addict (widely known as the codependent personality).
This emphasis grew out of research done by Ms. Rosen-Jones as she was completing her undergraduate studies in the Women's Studies Department of the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in a designed focus on "Counseling The Woman In Transition). The study was begun in 1984 and continues to be updated, as needed, to the present day. The three books known as Ms. Rosen-Jones' "Random House Trilogy" are based on this research. The main premise of these books, based on Ms. Rosen-Jones cutting edge research of that time, being that contemporary women are becoming more addicted than formerly by, now, taking on the addict patterns formerly characteristic of men
Given Ms. Rosen-Jones' close proximity to the Washington political arena and her equally close connection, emotionally, spiritually and practically, to the Watergate break-in episode in which associates of hers played not insignificant roles, her focus on interactions between power addicts and codependents arose naturally. Prompted by the Watergate scandal, Ms. Rosen has, in fact, dedicated her life's work to understanding and treating problems that arise out of the collusive and sometimes deadly connection between these two types of addicts; the aggressive addict and the passive.
To her credit, Ms. Rosen-Jones has six books,*numerous articles, three intriguing blog sites and two online radio shows to her credit. A once famous Washington, D.C. businesswoman with clients in the White House and on Capitol Hill, Ms. Rosen-Jones has frequently appeared as a guest speaker and on radio and television talk shows. One of the most notable gifts Anastasia has to offer comes of her "storytelling" about her years on the Washington, D.C. fast track and what they taught her. These years and leaving them behind led to her clinical analysis of Watergate -- and how to transform the Dark Side of that environment, known presently as the "swamp."
From this beginning, Ms. Rosen-Jones built her career forward, based on her assessment of how it is that a president of the United States of America can lie to the American people and lead many of them to believe him/her. Anastasia's story of how she discovered this emerges out of a prophecy she had at the time of the Watergate hearings. You can read it here. Obviously this background is of the utmost importance today in the era of the Trump presidency.
(Formerly Marcia E. Rosen)
Once past her entrepreurial years in D.C., Ms. Rosen-Jones went on to become a Certified Transactional Analyst psychotherapist, a researcher of the Dark Side in society and politics, a healer and transformer of the Dark Side and author. Her clinical and organizational development theories and intervention strategies, evolved under the guidance of psychiatrist, Martin G. Groder, M.D. provided her with the expertise she needed to excel in these areas.
Anastasia is now a retired psychotherapist, social researcher and community development and violence prevention consultant and coach and public speaker whose touching and inspiring personal journey is offered through her books, as well as on her blogs, as teaching stories.
(* The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard: How Communities Come Apart And How They Heal; publication is expected in 2019. Publishing options are now being considered for the package of all six books of Anastasia's.)
The collection of all three books, identified as the Random House Trilogy of Ms. Rosen-Jones, is now being updated for application for our present day challenges. Look for blog posts on these.
Two of Anastasia's three new books (in progress); To See Or Not To See And The Art Of Transcendant Living; A True Story Of Clarity and The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard: How Communities Come Apart And How They Heal chronicle Anastasia's challenges of re-entering the post 9/11 culture of the U.S.A. as seen through the expert eyes of one who is both a private American citizen and a community development and violence prevention specialist.
Written after she regained her eyesight, Ms. Rosen-Jones invites the American public to walk with her as she confronts limited sight and challenges the obstacles to regaining her vision after an extended time, in a mainstream America, often not seeing so much that is happening around them. From this perspective Anastasia asks citizens of this country to examine their own blind spots, be they physical, emotional or spiritual, and face up to their personal resistance to altering habitual patterns; the culture-wide acceptance of minimizing what might be right in front of their eyes; the denial and acceptance of lying that pervades our society and politics. Along with this confrontation to others, Anastasia also offers an equally strong message of hope.
This art form is being introduced through the various programs and projects of the New Horizons’ Small “Zones of Peace” Project, most comprehensively through New Horizons' Coffee House Conversations Project. At the present time, the most extensively transforming of these programs is the Bus Ride Story Adventure. The Bus Ride Story Adventure was created and written by Murat Yagan.
Anastasia's third book, Hot Pants, Motorcycles And K Street, has an entirely different tone. It gets down into the dark and the dirty of the Washington political and social scene with Ms. Rosen-Jones sharing how her close to ten years involvement in Washington's fast track, as a young, celebrity entrepreneur served to be the fire pit of her initiation into adult life.