Reinventing Your Life
The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior...and Feel Great Again
by Jeffrey Young, Ph.D. and Janet Klosko, Ph.D.
Reinventing Your Life is the popular self-help book based on the Schema Therapy approach. Over 100,00 copies are now in print.
The approach has recently been integrated with mindfulness meditation by Tara Bennett-Goleman in her new book, Emotional Alchemy.
This book shows readers how to break 11 common, self-defeating emotional patterns, called schemas or lifetraps.
For each schema, Reinventing Your Life provides: specific change techniques the reader can follow, the most common childhood origins, partner choices, self-defeating behavior patterns, self-help exercises, and many actual case examples.
If any of the questions below apply to you, Reinventing Your Life will probably help:
Are you drawn into relationships with people who are self-centered, cold to you, misunderstand you, or use you?
Are you afraid of showing people who you really are, because you think they might reject you?
Do you put the needs of others above your own, so your own needs are never met?
Do you start to panic when someone you love leaves - or threatens to?
Do you feel anxious a lot of the time about natural disasters, losing all of your money, getting AIDS, or being in a plane crash?
Do you feel inadequate compared to people around you?
Do you find that no matter how successful you are, you still feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or undeserving?
Do you sacrifice relaxation and fun because you're always trying to do your best?
Reinventing Your Life is available from most major bookstores, or online from Amazon.Com and other sites.
(You can also read many brief reviews of the book at the Amazon.com site.)