Awaken Your Strongest Self

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Date

May 17, 2010

Format

Electronic book text, 256 pages

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0071759581 / 9780071759588

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Overview


Main description

A groundbreaking four-step program for breaking self-destructive habits, increasing productivity and creativity, and performing at your personal best.

We often make our worst decisions when we act from a weak sense of self, and our best decision when we are confident and self-assured. Using the latest research findings in neuropsychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Peak Performance strategies, Awaken Your Strongest Self shows you how to live with greater joy, ease, and effectiveness. Author Neil Fiore, Ph.D., provides a four-step program that involves (1)stepping back from old, ineffective patterns, (2)waking up your "new brain"--what neuroscientists call the “Executive Organizing Function” (3)awakening the five qualities of your strongest self, and (4)putting everything together to achieve your goals. Through innovative examples, case studies, and exercises, you will learn how to cope with stress, recognize early signs of inner conflict, perform at their personal best on everyday work projects, minimize feelings of being overwhelmed; and ultimately, choose healthy alternatives to replace former bad habits.

Topics include:
The Sleeper Must Awaken; Five Signs That You Are Not Your Strongest Self … Yet; Expand Your Identity Beyond Your Ego; Step Up to Your Strongest Self's Point of View; Speak Up in the Voice of Your Strongest Self; Safety Replaces Stress; Choice Replaces Inner Conflict; Presence Replaces Feeling Overwhelmed; Focus Replaces Self-Criticism; Connection Replaces Struggle; Self Efficacy and the Stages of Change: The Key to Realizing Your Dreams; Making up Your Mind; Committing to Change; Taking Action; Maintaining Long-Term Success; You Are Your Strongest Self


Table of contents

Introduction: The Sleeper Must Awaken; Chapter 1. Five Signs That You Are Not Your Strongest Self … Yet; Chapter 2. Expand Your Identity Beyond Your Ego; Chapter 3. Step Up to Your Strongest Self's Point of View; Chapter 4. Speak Up in the Voice of Your Strongest Self; Chapter 5. Safety Replaces Stress; Chapter 6. Choice Replaces Inner Conflict; Chapter 7. Presence Replaces Feeling Overwhelmed; Chapter 8. Focus Replaces Self-Criticism; Chapter 9. Connection Replaces Struggle; Chapter 10. Self Efficacy and the Stages of Change: The Key to Realizing Your Dreams; Chapter 11. Stage I: Making up Your Mind; Chapter 12. Stage II: Committing to Change; Chapter 13. Stage III: Taking Action; Chapter 14. Stage IV: Maintaining Long-Term Success; Chapter 15. You Are Your Strongest Self


Author comments

Dr. Neil Fiore is the author of The Now Habit and The Road Back to Health. He has worked as a psychologist at the Counseling Center of the University of California, Berkeley and has been a lecturer for UC Berkeley Extension, California School of Professional Psychology, The Omega Institute, the New York Open Center, Esalen Institute, and the Learning Annex. Dr. Fiore's seminar and training clients include AT&T, Bechtel Power Corporation, Levi Strauss & Co., Kaiser-Permanente Hospitals, Catholic Healthcare West, The Smithsonian Institute, Stanford Hospital, University of California San Francisco, and Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco. He has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, KQED, NPR, Sally Jesse Raphael, and the Regis Philbin LifeTime Show, as well as hundreds of radio programs. Dr. Fiore has served as a board member of the National Speakers Association/ Northern California and The Wellness Community's Advisory Board; as a founding member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; and past president of Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Coping Magazine, Working Woman, and numerous newspapers and newsletters.





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