Take-Charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life...One Scene at a Time

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iUniverse, Oct 3, 2008 - Self-Help - 178 pages
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!

 

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Contents

Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal
1
PART I Star in Your Own Show
7
PART II Dress Rehearsals
61
PART III Backstage
133
Taking a Bow
152
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Dr. Jacobs is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Laguna Beach, California and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She was Coordinator of UCLA's Psychology Clinic for 19 years as well as Co-Director of the California Self-Help Center at UCLA. She has authored 24 professional articles, two book chapters, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Her special interest is providing the public with effective self-help tools.

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