MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME: Beating the Odds of Recidivism

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Christian Publishing House, Apr 9, 2016 - Self-Help - 144 pages

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME will delve into what is known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy*  to understand better our imperfect human condition. This will give its readers the tools to rid them of anxiety, guilt, fear, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, anger, even mild depression, lack of self-control, overeating, as well as dealing with pornography and masturbation, and much more. The title and subtitle of our book offer you hope against the mindset that society holds about prison inmates: 

"Lock Em' up and Throw Away the Key!" 
"Once a Criminal Always a Criminal!"
"Prisoners Cannot Be Reformed!"

* Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression but is now used for some mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.

The absolute objective of MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME is to help any inmate, who is wholeheartedly interested in improving himself or herself before being released (that is, Making the Most of Your time), teaching them to be law-abiding and productive after their release (namely, Beating the Odds of Recidivism). If the reader holding this book right now is not wholeheartedly interested in such a reality, please lay this book on another inmate’s rack (i.e., bed area)  who would fully use it. This book will be frank and honest. There will be no watering down the truth. Also, the concepts and principles in this book can help persons who have never gone to prison, to become a new person before they do find themselves in trouble with the law. 

 

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Contents

Preface
1
Is Real Reform Possible?
5
How to do Your Time
9
Overcome Bad Influences
21
Dealing with Destructive SelfDefeating Thoughts
24
Get the Correct Mental Grasp
33
Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind
36
Keeping the Mind Renewed
40
Dealing with Your Depression
66
Playing an Active Role in Your Bipolar Disorder
79
Getting Control Over Your ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder
85
Coping with Your Anxiety Disorder
89
Overcome Procrastination
96
The Importance of SelfControl
100
Coping with Alcoholism
107
The Pornography Trap
118

The Path to Behavioral Change
43
Controlling Our Anger before It Becomes Wrath
50
Read a Textbook? 136 Bibliography
137
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 EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice from Zane State, BS in Religion at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, MA in Biblical Studies at Temple-Baptist Seminary, and MDiv in Theology at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored forty-six books and coauthored and updated and expanded three books, as well as over 200 articles.