Take-charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life...in Six Acts

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iUniverse, Mar 1, 2006 - Self-Help - 168 pages
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Do you settle for too little? Let others call the shots? Dream of a better life but do nothing to change the one you have? If it's time to move forward, then Take-Charge Living is for you! Whether it's lose weight, get out of a bad relationship, quit procrastinating, seek love, change jobs, go back to school, curb anger'whatever behavior you need to change, this step-by-step program in six acts teaches you how to do it successfully. You will learn to: Set appropriate expectations about change Confront fears of changing Target the right behaviors to change Deal with emotional resistance to change Follow a carefully sequenced practice plan Move from dress rehearsals to real world performances You are capable of exerting far more control over your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors'in other words, your reactions to life'than you think. And it doesn't take psychotherapy to do it. So if the story currently playing on your life's stage is not one you feel like applauding, here's your chance to rewrite the script and star in a satisfying performance! "A straightforward, practical toolkit for identifying and overcoming barriers to change. As clinical psychologist Dr. Jacobs demonstrates in this slim, efficient volume, our minds and bodies often work together to keep us from making changes that would improve our lives. Jacobs's caring, direct approach will engage even the therapy-averse. She teaches readers how to identify a desired change, to examine the emotional barriers that prevent one from making that change and to devise a practical plan of action for working toward a goal. Illustrating how the mind and body are deeply and intricately bound, she outlines the four systems that interact to shape how we act and feel: emotions, bodily reactions, thoughts and behavior. Her methods are grounded in years of experience as a therapist, as shown through the case studies she uses to illustrate steps and challenges encountered in taking charge. A self-help book that could actually work." ?Kirkus Discoveries Author's Web site: www.take-chargeliving.com
  

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Contents

Preparing for the Stage
16
Conquering Stage Fright
38
Going Solo
51
Getting the Script Right Act Two
70
Stepping on Stage Act Three
79
Hitting the Right Emotional Note Act Four
102
Taking Your Show on the Road Act Six
122
Expecting Applause
140
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