Attitude Reconstruction, A Blueprint for Building a Better Life

Attitude Reconstruction, A Blueprint for Building a Better Life

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by Jude Bijou
     
 

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What if someone told you that you could discover the source of all your problems and address them head on in fewer than five minutes a day? How about if they told you that reconstructing your attitude would actually change your life? Jude Bijou's comprehensive blueprint will teach you to:

* Cure indecision with your intuition
* Deal with fear by

Overview

What if someone told you that you could discover the source of all your problems and address them head on in fewer than five minutes a day? How about if they told you that reconstructing your attitude would actually change your life? Jude Bijou's comprehensive blueprint will teach you to:

* Cure indecision with your intuition
* Deal with fear by expressing it physically
* Create closeness by talking and listening
* Improve your social life
* Carve out time by clarifying your priorities
* Cure kids' tantrums constructively

You can integrate Attitude Reconstruction into your daily routine, regardless of your spiritual path, cultural background, age, or education. This book can help you stop settling for sadness, anger, and fear, and infuse your life with joy, love, and peace.

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Kirkus Reviews
Marriage and family therapist Bijou demonstrates how to turn fear, anger and sadness into peace, love and joy. This isn't a traditional self-help book; rather than studying every page and inspecting every chart, readers are asked to identify themselves within key areas and make their way through the sections that apply. In doing so, Bijou intends the reader to learn to listen to others, to express themselves without accusatory "you" speak and to accept people as they are. She provides guidelines for coping with feelings of fear, sadness and anger in a productive way, all without stifling the benefits that can be reaped from experiencing occasional bouts of negative emotions. Bijou coaches readers to expel negativity to make room for peace, joy and love, urging relief through words, new perceptions and physical actions (like punching phone books, crying or shivering). Much of the message here is what a reader with common sense will already know, such as breaking lofty goals into small steps and forgiving yourself if you've done something wrong. However, for additional motivation, Bijou lists the positive results that will occur if those negative emotions are dissolved and replaced by their opposites. The difference between this book and similar self-help titles is in Bijou's familiar, conversational tone as she shepherds readers through negativity with easily-applicable solutions. User-friendly reference charts will help readers gain understanding of what they're feeling and finding an appropriate method of addressing their issues. With Bijou's engaging tone, readers will learn how to listen to their intuition to successfully navigate through the life they're meant to have.
Library Journal
Because she firmly believes that most problems in life and relationships are caused by unexpressed and unacknowledged sadness, anger, and fear, licensed marriage and family therapist Bijou has put together a compendium of work sheets, practical tips, and examples for dealing with the world in a healthier, happier way. She skillfully helps readers examine their feelings and replace destructive thoughts with truth (more constructive statements). Bijou incorporates lessons on active listening and "I" messages as well as instructions for obeying one's intuition. Whether the application of Bijou's advice really helps readers to cure indecision, handle sarcasm, or successfully ask for a raise and get it remains to be seen. Understanding one's emotions, however, can't hurt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983528777
Publisher:
Riviera Press
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
1,349,175
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The daughter of pioneering behavioral child psychologist Sidney W. Bijou, Jude Bijou earned a B.A. from Reed College and a M.A. in psychology from Carleton University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professional educator, and longtime student of Eastern philosophy. Her theory of Attitude Reconstruction evolved from years of working with clients to help them lead more happy, fulfilled lives.

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Attitude Reconstruction, A Blueprint for Building a Better Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very user friendly book.I am so impressed with Attitude Reconstruction. It is obvious this author put her heart and soul into this amazing work. What I love the most about this book is how practical and applicable it is. Anyone could benefit greatly from the suggestions and ideas in this book. I've had some revelations from reading this. I completely understand some things that I didn't before. I saw myself in some of her descriptions of attitudes and behaviors and how they come to be, and I found that to be a real eye opener. Another great attribute of this book is how very thorough it is and I loved the authors friendly, upbeat style of writing. This book not only covers the range of emotions and behaviors and how to best deal with them, but also addictive habits, getting "unstuck" and some really helpful information on goals and accomplishing them with ease, it truly covers it all. Attitude Reconstruction is an impressive reference tool that includes an amazing BluePrint that quickly helps to identify negative attitudes and there opposites. My favorite part though is the Quick Charts to Remodel 33 Attitudes which gives you the tools to quickly move out of your negative emotional state, and get back to the Ultimate Attitudes of Joy, Love and Peace. Thank you to the author for writing such an outstanding book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say, Ms Bijou has come up with a method that is as simple as it is helpful - no small feat! Just being made aware of a concept such as, 'emotional hygiene' has made taking daily notice and care of my emotions seem as obvious as the need to brush my teeth everyday. Whereas in the past a nagging fear or hurt could lay in the background of my consciousness, subtly disrupting my daily interactions and perceptions; now it feels like the most basic self care to notice the feeling, allow it to come up and out of my system, and then move on with my day feeling present and happy that I can take care of myself so easily. Kudos to Jude Bijou for doing the heavy lifting here and bringing Attitude Reconstruction right to our doorsteps!