POSITIVE ADDICTION

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Harper Collins, Nov 30, 2010 - Psychology - 176 pages
The author of Reality Therapy and Take Effective Control of Your Life shows readers how to gain strength and self-esteem through positive behavior.
 

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In the late 70s used Glasser's Positive Addition work within my master's thesis on long distance running and health behavior change. If individuals could get hooked on a pro-health behavior (running/exercise), and if that behavior helped with - and was a catalyst for - the adoption of other healthful behaviors, then encouraging individuals to become runners seemed to have merit for health promotion professionals. During this period of the running boom, popular literature was boasting the 'runner's lifestyle' as a healthful and desireable thing to attain. The question I wanted to answer was, "Which came first, the running or the healthy lifestyle?" My results seemed to indicate that becoming a runner helped individuals adopt other healthful practices. So, the running came first then the adoption of other congruent health behaviors. Of course, there was a lot more to the research but I definitely found that Glasser's ideas contributed to the story quite a bit.  

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Contents

The Psychology of Strength and Weakness
62
The Six Steps to a Positive Addiction
92
RunningThe Hardest But Surest
100
MeditationThe Most Popular
124
Positive Addiction in Your Life
140
Index
153
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William Glasser, M.D., is a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectures widely. His numerous books have sold 1.7 million copies, and he has trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. He is also the president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles.

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