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Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotageby Neil A. Fiore
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
A groundbreaking method for performing at one's personal best in all aspects of lifeWe often make our worst decisions when we act from a weak sense of self; our best decisions when we are confident and self-assured. In Awaken Your Strongest Self, Dr. Neil Fiore introduces a revolutionary four-step program that shows you how to break self-destructive habits, increase productivity and creativity, and draw on your innate strengths.The book shows you how to stimulate the brain's organizing and regulating capabilities, located in the prefrontal cortex, in order to maximize efficiency and enjoy a sense of confidence and ease. Through examples, case studies, and exercises, you will learn how to minimize feelings of being overwhelmed and, ultimately, replace former negative patterns with healthy behaviors.
About the Author
Dr. Neil Fiore is the bestselling 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 now conducts seminars and lectures at major schools and businesses, including the Smithsonian Institute, the California School of Professional Psychology, and the New York Open Center.
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
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