Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2010 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . sweaty palms . . . unbidden tears . . . you feel like a kid . . .

We've all experienced moments when we lose control of a situation and ourselves. Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up, the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author John Lee identifies the circumstances that cause these seemingly uncontrollable feelings and shows how they are directly tied to our experience as children.

No adult, explains Lee, need ever experience the helpless feelings of childhood again. Here are his proven methods and visualization exercises, developed in his popular workshops, for recognizing, preventing, and diffusing regression in ourselves and others. He teaches, for example, that adults cannot be abandoned, they can only be left; if we're feeling abandoned we're regressing. He also reminds us that no matter how overwhelmed we are, adults always have options; if we believe we don't, we're in a regression.

Growing Yourself Back Up will show you how to:
* develop strong emotional boundaries and convey them to others
* learn the Detour Method that reverses regression
* confront without regressing
* communicate with the authority figures who push your buttons
* minimize regression at family functions

Lee offers hope--as well as practical strategies that work--for conquering those childlike feelings of powerlessness that are almost always rooted in regression.



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Review: Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression

User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book enlightened me to situations in the past where not only I regressed in a major way, but all of my siblings did as well. It helped me understand the triggers of regressing, and I believe that I regress more than I ever thought. Read full review

Review: Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression

User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

This is a great book to read to understand how we get triggered by our childhood and who we become when we do. It is very informative and I would have liked it to be a bit fuller and deeper in breadth ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
How Can We Crow Ourselves Back Up?
9
The Causes of Regression
51
Five Things That Will Crow You Back Up
65
round Zero for Regression
85
Regression with Authority Figures and in the Workplace
109
Regression with Lovers and Friends
133
C ood ParentingRaising Children with Minimal Regression
155
The Grace of Regression
175
Notes on Regression for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
199
Suggested Reading
215
Other Resources
217
Index
218
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About the author (2010)

John Lee is the author of the bestselling Flying Boy series, as well as Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately and Writing from the Body. He lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with his wife, Susan, and conducts workshops around the country.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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