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How to be your own therapist [electronic resource] : a step-by-step guide to building a competent, confident life /
Patricia Farrell.
imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2003.
description
xviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0071387331 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2003.
isbn
0071387331 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8501009
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-261) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, a police surgeon, medical consultant, author, and educator who has appeared regularly on such national TV shows as Court TV, Inside Edition, ABC World News, Maury Povich, Sally, and Montel Williams, and on WebMD's Anxiety/Panic Board. Dr. Farrell has held clincial positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC
Summaries
Main Description
Self-help tools that work with--or without--the aid of a therapist How to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools for those who want to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success. Drawing from her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that enables individuals to manage their own lives by reclaiming the personal power to take action. With intelligence and insight, Dr. Farrell shares the innovative techniques and exercises that promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom Farrell quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. Also included here are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars. Her "power tools" include how to: Fire one's parents Quit whining Make lots of mistakes Stick up for oneself
Main Description
Self-help tools that work with--or without--the aid of a therapistHow to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools for those who want to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success. Drawing from her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that enables individuals to manage their own lives by reclaiming the personal power to take action.With intelligence and insight, Dr. Farrell shares the innovative techniques and exercises that promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom Farrell quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. Also included here are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars.Her "power tools" include how to: Fire one's parents Quit whining Make lots of mistakesStick up for oneself
Bowker Data Service Summary
This manual provides the tools for readers who want to replace ineffective and self-defeating behaviours with actions and attitudes that bring satisfaction and success. Its approach focuses on reclaiming personal power - power to direct your life, overcome obstacles and influence outcome.
Back Cover Copy
As countless people have discovered, the help of a professional psychotherapist in the face of life's challenges can be an effective, even transformative process. In certain situations, it is the most appropriate choice. But for many, there is another, virtually overlooked option: youmay be best equipped to be your own therapist. In this insightful, innovative, and exceptionally honest book, Dr. Patricia Farrell draws from her twenty years as a licensed therapist to show you how to heal yourself--more rapidly, more permanently, and certainly less expensively. Whether or not you choose to seek professional help, in confronting and exploring your personal issues, you embark on a journey to the center of yourself. And the fact is that you know your own emotional terrain better than anyone on this earth.What you really need is a tour guide, and the right tools for your journey. The accessible, step-by-step approach in How To Be Your Own Therapistenables you to develop the innate skills to face a lifetime of challenges--without creating the dependency that is so often a result of traditional therapy. Shared here are the techniques and exercises Dr. Farrell uses to promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom she quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. After determining, with the help of this book, whether self-therapy is right for you, you will be prepared to discover--and utilize--the ten practical tools that will help you make the changes you want in your life. These highly effective "power tools" include how to: Open Your Eyes and Face Reality Make Lots of Mistakes Act Like the Person You Want to Be Fire Your Parents Accept Yourself, Warts and All Also included are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars to help you gain a new understanding of therapy--and of your own ability to find a renewed, healthier, more powerful self. SELF-HELP TOOLS FOR A LIFETIME OF CHALLENGES This innovative, highly effective book is for anyone who wants to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success--quickly, permanently, and with or without the guidance of a professional therapist. Through her work with over 20,000 patients, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that will enable you to manage your own life by reclaiming your power to overcome obstacles and influence outcome--even in the face of life's greatest challenges. Here are the proven techniques and exercises Dr. Farrel uses to help her patients move into independent problem-solving action, including: 10 tools to help you make the changes you want in your life Quick Fixes to immediately transform intention into action Proven self-assessment tests Compelling case studies Helpful symptom-identification sidebars ...and much more to help you get unstuck from life's problems and ready to embark on a happier, more well-adjusted future.
Back Cover Copy
As countless people have discovered, the help of a professional psychotherapist in the face of life's challenges can be an effective, even transformative process. In certain situations, it is the most appropriate choice. But for many, there is another, virtually overlooked option:youmay be best equipped to be your own therapist. In this insightful, innovative, and exceptionally honest book, Dr. Patricia Farrell draws from her twenty years as a licensed therapist to show you how to heal yourself--more rapidly, more permanently, and certainly less expensively.Whether or not you choose to seek professional help, in confronting and exploring your personal issues, you embark on a journey to the center of yourself. And the fact is thatyou know your own emotional terrain better than anyone on this earth.What you really need is a tour guide, and the right tools for your journey. The accessible, step-by-step approach inHow To Be Your Own Therapistenables you to develop the innate skills to face a lifetime of challenges--without creating the dependency that is so often a result of traditional therapy.Shared here are the techniques and exercises Dr. Farrell uses to promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom she quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. After determining, with the help of this book, whether self-therapy is right for you, you will be prepared to discover--and utilize--the ten practical tools that will help you make the changes you want in your life. These highly effective "power tools" include how to: Open Your Eyes and Face Reality Make Lots of Mistakes Act Like the Person You Want to Be Fire Your Parents Accept Yourself, Warts and AllAlso included are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars to help you gain a new understanding of therapy--and of your own ability to find a renewed, healthier, more powerful self.SELF-HELP TOOLS FOR A LIFETIME OF CHALLENGESThis innovative, highly effective book is for anyone who wants to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success--quickly, permanently, and with or without the guidance of a professional therapist. Through her work with over 20,000 patients, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that will enable you to manage your own life by reclaiming your power to overcome obstacles and influence outcome--even in the face of life's greatest challenges. Here are the proven techniques and exercises Dr. Farrel uses to help her patients move into independent problem-solving action, including: 10 tools to help you make the changes you want in your life Quick Fixes to immediately transform intention into action Proven self-assessment tests Compelling case studies Helpful symptom-identification sidebars...and much more to help you get unstuck from life's problems and ready to embark on a happier, more well-adjusted future.
Back Cover Copy
As countless people have discovered, the help of a professional psychotherapist in the face of life's challenges can be an effective, even transformative process. In certain situations, it is the most appropriate choice. But for many, there is another, virtually overlooked option:youmay be best equipped to be your own therapist. In this insightful, innovative, and exceptionally honest book, Dr. Patricia Farrell draws from her twenty years as a licensed therapist to show you how to heal yourself--more rapidly, more permanently, and certainly less expensively. Whether or not you choose to seek professional help, in confronting and exploring your personal issues, you embark on a journey to the center of yourself. And the fact is thatyou know your own emotional terrain better than anyone on this earth.What you really need is a tour guide, and the right tools for your journey. The accessible, step-by-step approach inHow To Be Your Own Therapistenables you to develop the innate skills to face a lifetime of challenges--without creating the dependency that is so often a result of traditional therapy. Shared here are the techniques and exercises Dr. Farrell uses to promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom she quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. After determining, with the help of this book, whether self-therapy is right for you, you will be prepared to discover--and utilize--the ten practical tools that will help you make the changes you want in your life. These highly effective "power tools" include how to: Open Your Eyes and Face Reality Make Lots of Mistakes Act Like the Person You Want to Be Fire Your Parents Accept Yourself, Warts and All Also included are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars to help you gain a new understanding of therapy--and of your own ability to find a renewed, healthier, more powerful self. SELF-HELP TOOLS FOR A LIFETIME OF CHALLENGES This innovative, highly effective book is for anyone who wants to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success--quickly, permanently, and with or without the guidance of a professional therapist. Through her work with over 20,000 patients, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that will enable you to manage your own life by reclaiming your power to overcome obstacles and influence outcome--even in the face of life's greatest challenges. Here are the proven techniques and exercises Dr. Farrel uses to help her patients move into independent problem-solving action, including: 10 tools to help you make the changes you want in your life Quick Fixes to immediately transform intention into action Proven self-assessment tests Compelling case studies Helpful symptom-identification sidebars ...and much more to help you get unstuck from life's problems and ready to embark on a happier, more well-adjusted future.
Back Cover Copy
As countless people have discovered, the help of a professional psychotherapist in the face of life's challenges can be an effective, even transformative process. In certain situations, it is the most appropriate choice. But for many, there is another, virtually overlooked option: you may be best equipped to be your own therapist. In this insightful, innovative, and exceptionally honest book, Dr. Patricia Farrell draws from her twenty years as a licensed therapist to show you how to heal yourself--more rapidly, more permanently, and certainly less expensively.Whether or not you choose to seek professional help, in confronting and exploring your personal issues, you embark on a journey to the center of yourself. And the fact is that you know your own emotional terrain better than anyone on this earth. What you really need is a tour guide, and the right tools for your journey. The accessible, step-by-step approach in How To Be Your Own Therapist enables you to develop the innate skills to face a lifetime of challenges--without creating the dependency that is so often a result of traditional therapy.Shared here are the techniques and exercises Dr. Farrell uses to promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom she quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. After determining, with the help of this book, whether self-therapy is right for you, you will be prepared to discover--and utilize--the ten practical tools that will help you make the changes you want in your life. These highly effective "power tools" include how to:Open Your Eyes and Face RealityMake Lots of MistakesAct Like the Person You Want to BeFire Your ParentsAccept Yourself, Warts and AllAlso included are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars to help you gain a new understanding of therapy--and of your own ability to find a renewed, healthier, more powerful self.SELF-HELP TOOLS FOR A LIFETIME OF CHALLENGESThis innovative, highly effective book is for anyone who wants to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success--quickly, permanently, and with or without the guidance of a professional therapist. Through her work with over 20,000 patients, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that will enable you to manage your own life by reclaiming your power to overcome obstacles and influence outcome--even in the face of life's greatest challenges. Here are the proven techniques and exercises Dr. Farrel uses to help her patients move into independent problem-solving action, including:10 tools to help you make the changes you want in your lifeQuick Fixes to immediately transform intention into actionProven self-assessment testsCompelling case studiesHelpful symptom-identification sidebars...and much more to help you get unstuck from life's problems and ready to embark on a happier, more well-adjusted future.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Foreword: A Call to Sanity: Coming Home to Yourselfp. XI
The Myth of Psychotherapy and the Promise of Healing
Seeking the Answers Within or Withoutp. 3
The 10 Biggest Myths of Modern Psychotherapyp. 13
Discoveries from the Toolbox: Ten Tools for Healing and Change
Challenge and Changep. 27
Open Your Eyes & Face Realityp. 39
Make Lots of Mistakesp. 63
Quit Whiningp. 91
Act Like the Person You Want to Bep. 111
Accept Yourself, Warts & Allp. 133
Fire Your Parentsp. 153
Challenge Authorityp. 179
Stick Up for Yourselfp. 203
Live Dangerouslyp. 221
Give Up the Thronep. 239
Afterword: On Your Wayp. 255
Notesp. 259
Indexp. 263
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