The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity--and like all habits, they can be broken. In this second edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani presents his proven approach that has worked wonders for his patients as well as readers from around the world (now translated in nine languages). Whether you struggle with worrisome thoughts, panic, depression, or compulsions, Self-Coaching shows you how to stop feeding these habits.
Combining training exercises for overcoming negative thought patterns with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, Self-Coaching shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living.
Nobody is born insecure, angry, bored, or depressed. The fact is, happiness is our natural state and, as psychologist Dr. Joseph J. Luciani explains in this warm, witty, and empowering guide, chronic unhappiness is just a bad habit--a habit that can be broken.
It's much easier than you think! Based on Dr. Luciani's thirty-five years of experience helping patients unlearn reflexive, destructive thinking, The Power of Self-Coaching arms you with all the tools you need to free yourself from your mental and emotional traps. As you work through the many self-quizzes, training and coaching exercises, and Power Drills, you'll see yourself anew and feel yourself growing lighter, more spontaneous and ready to take charge of your life.
What kind of animal are you? Are you a tiger or a turtle? How about a peacock? Maybe a little bit of everything? In Reconnecting, you'll find out how your animal personality and your partner's lie at the center of the conflicts that plague your relationship. These animals represent habits of behavior we use to defend ourselves and hide our insecurities in relationships. Understanding them and breaking the habits that are characteristic of your personality type are key to transforming your relationship from a constant series of struggles into a loving partnership.
Dr. Joseph Luciani explains how to put Self-Coaching to work to break these habits and make your relationship better, even if you must begin the process on your own with a reluctant partner. With clear, prescriptive advice and analysis as well as stories of Dr. Luciani's work with couples who successfully overcame bitter conflicts and developed loving committed relationships, this unique and invaluable resource is a powerful tool for anyone working through relationship issues.