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Break free from the guilt and shame of not doing what needs to be done! EFT can rapidly eliminate the fears that hold you back. In [i]EFT for Procrastination[/i], psychotherapist Gloria Arenson shows you the hidden programs that lie in your subconscious, sabotaging your best intentions. Using dozens of real-life case histories of people who've overcome procrastination, she reveals the deep childhood roots of these behaviors and provides dozens of simple yet proven practices to create fast and permanent ...
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Break free from the guilt and shame of not doing what needs to be done! EFT can rapidly eliminate the fears that hold you back. In [i]EFT for Procrastination[/i], psychotherapist Gloria Arenson shows you the hidden programs that lie in your subconscious, sabotaging your best intentions. Using dozens of real-life case histories of people who've overcome procrastination, she reveals the deep childhood roots of these behaviors and provides dozens of simple yet proven practices to create fast and permanent change.EFT is magic for many psychological and physical problems and this is the first book to apply EFT's breakthroughs in ways that can help you overcome even a lifetime of procrastination. So if you have trouble getting started, or finishing projects, try this revolutionary twenty-first century healing miracle and you'll be amazed how quickly and easily your life can change.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604150421
  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

As a child I loved to read and learn. I was fascinated by ancient times and eventually majored in archeology in college and graduate school. But along the way I decided that live people were more interesting than dead ones, and I became a psychotherapist and teacher. For over 25 years I have worked with and learned from thousands of people. Thanks to my friends and colleagues in the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology I am able to help spread the word about the amazing and rapid ways energy psychology techniques can contribute to emotional healing on the planet. I specialize in using energy modalities, especially EFT to help people recover from eating disorders, compulsive spending, anxiety, trauma, fears, relationship problems and more. I have written 6 books. Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing is an award winning book that will teach you how to use EFT to deal with many emotional issues. Born to Spend, Desserts Is Stressed Spelled Backwards, and How to Stop Playing the Weighting Game address compulsive eating and bulimia. Freedom at Your Fingertips is the latest exciting book for EFT enthusiasts or people who want to find out what the bleep this new fangled technique is all about. EFT For Procrastination, a book about how to stop putting up with putting off is now available. Don't put off reading it! I am in private practice in California and also enjoy counseling by phone or Skype.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2009

    This Book Makes Sense

    This book is not like all the others. The author knows what makes procrastinators tick! She also knows that the solution is not about using time better or organizing papers. It is really about recognizing that procrastinators and perfectionists are paralyzed by fear. Putting things off is a way to avoid the consequences of not doing it right. Arenson provides sensible explanations of how the brain reacts to five kinds of fear that procrastinators suffer from and what to do to change it. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful method for eliminating fears and negative beliefs that lead to changes in behavior without lots of struggle. Read her book, Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing to learn how to tap.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    Dealing with your procrastination

    EFT For Procrastination
    Author: Gloria Arenson, MFT
    Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
    ISBN: 978-1-60415-042-1

    How often have you put off doing something that you KNEW you needed to get done? Procrastination. Everyone has experienced it at least a few times. It can make your life miserable, and cause stress not just for you but for the others around you. Maybe it's a problem once and again,or maybe it's a frequent problem. You know what needs to be done, and you know how to do it. You probably even have the time, tools or materials you need to complete it, so why isn't it getting done?

    Gloria Arenson, MFT has written an extremely helpful book on dealing with a common difficulty. We put off doing a project because we want to avoid the feeling we have about it. There are a number of reasons for this. Shame, pain, bad memories or negative associations, or unpleasant experiences, possibly fear, anxiety or guilt. Many times, we really don't exactly know why we are putting things off at all.

    How do we move beyond procrastination? By breaking free of whatever is holding us back and moving forward. Sounds eaiser said than done, right? With the correct method, it can be done, and it can be done painlessly. With this helpful handbook, Arenson shows us just the tools we need to break free.

    EFT is the acronym used for Emotional Freedom Technique. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and therapists have learned how to utilize EFT to help their clients. Gloria Arenson puts the same techniques into our hands, teaching us how to use it. It really is a simple and easy to do procedure, but it's not totally without a bit of thought and work.

    The basic premise of EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption somewhere in the body's energy system. When our bodies, mind, emotions, etc., are working in harmony, we have positive energy; the problems and stresses that occur in everyday life is what causes a disruption in our energy flow. Without the positive energy flowing easily through the body, mind and spirit, our personal energies are clogged along the way. The premise of EFT is actually the center of all Eastern Medicine, psychology and spirituality. It actually makes common sense when most people think it through, and allows the avoidance of medication or other medical intervention. Success rates have proven that EFT is a valuable and valid therapy modality.

    Gloria Arenson has provided the reader with the information and background needed to utilize EFT. Written in detail with concise instructions, encouragement and case histories, this handbook will help an unlimited number of people reach their true potential. I would consider this book to be an outstanding reasource for therapists and people in the helping professions, for parents wanting to help their kids overcome procrastination, and anyone having a problem in their life with procrastinating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2010

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    Discover the ROOT of Procrastination

    EFT: Procastination
    Gloria Arenson, MFT
    ISBN 9781604150421

    As I procrastinated about reading this book in order to write this review (LOL!) I was convicted in several areas of my life. However, the more I read, the more the feelings of guilt and feelings of being overwhelmed subsided. This is a wonderfully written book by Gloria Arenson, a Marriage and Family Therapist, who is an expert in her field. Unlike most other books on procrastination it does not talk about using DayTimer's and to-do lists. This book deals with the root of your issue and show you how to nip your emotions in the bud.

    I will admit that I had to slow down and really READ this book. It is not a book that a reader, who is serious about change, can quickly thumb through. You must take your time and consider the message that it presents. This book will uproot all of your emotional baggage whose funk and debris has crept into your thought life and modified your behavior. Page after page pulled thoughts of past hurts, feelings of unworthiness, and anger about certain situations kicking and screaming onto the piece of paper that I kept close by. The great part about it: the author deals with those feelings with simple steps and explanations on why or where those feelings arose.

    One of my favorite chapters is chapter 6: Thinking Doesn't Make it So. Wow, that is a good point to remember as we travel this road called life. Many of us suffer and lose sleep over thoughts that may or may not be True - with a capital 'T'. Cognitive distortions, what the author describes as twisted thinking, is the procrastinators culprit of many lost dreams and aspirations. When you travel along life's journey, day after day, thinking negative thoughts about your situation, you fall into a state of depression. You feel the way you think. It seems almost too simple. So simple, many people have missed it.

    I'm a perfectionist! I admit it and even though I am a perfectionist, I love and accept myself. The section on "All or Nothing" was both reassuring and therapeutic. Perfectionists see things as either black or white. I have been, since I was a child, grounded on the mantra, "Do it right, or don't do it at all." There is no middle ground, no 'just enough will do' or anything of the like. Feelings of anger and/or depression plague my mind when things do not turn out the way I would have wanted them too. This section reminded me that it is OK to not be perfect.

    EFT for Procrastination was a very interesting book. There are loads of techniques, invitations for reflection and challenges to gently move you towards success in overcoming procrastination. If you are a procrastinator, like me, pick up this book and start on the road to recovery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    Not for me

    Have you ever planned on doing something, but talked yourself out of it? You're not alone, many people are procrastinators, too. Gloria Arenson has had this exact same problem, and she has written this book to help others by using the EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, method founded by Gary Craig.

    You have to think positive thought if you want to achieve your goals. For ex., Tell yourself I can do this, and I can be a better person. Through out the book are true stories on normal everyday people who struggle with procrastination. They struggle to accomplish goals and making the proper changes in life. They took the EFT, aka emotional acupuncture, and have made successful changes.

    I never heard about Emotional Freedom Techniques before reviewing this book. Techniques are about tapping on certain parts of your body, like under nose, under eye, etc., to step into the energy that flows through your body. I tried this, and honestly, I just didn't get it. Maybe it takes lots of practice, but I can't see this ever working on a person. I can understand repeating the positive phrases during the EFT, but can't a person just close their eyes and repeat the phrases to calm their nerves down.
    I enjoyed most the chapters
    that Gloria Arenson wrote herself and the stories she shared about others. Despite the fact that I didn't care for the EFT, I still think that a person can get a lot out of reading the book.

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

    5 star "EFT Procrastination" by Gloria Arenson, MFT

    A fabulous self-help for the self proclaimed "over" or "under" achiever. EFT is a simple, easy to do technique for clearing emotional blockages that prevent you form moving forward.
    It helps you identify what that baggage stems from and allows you to get ride of it.
    This book filled with stories, methods, and helpful tools that the layperson can use to change their life is well written and interesting!
    As an overachiever, I always felt that I could not get things done because "I didn't have time." "I am so busy, how can I ever get this all done?' EFT helped me clear my blockages on this and gave me constructive ways to attack my projects. Now, I am better at looking for and finding the root cause. As a practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine, if you get to the root, you resolve the problem.

    Worry and compulsive thinking drain your energy. I learned how to put that energy into productive work.
    This book gives you many answers and helps you in many, many aspects of your life.
    A lot to" noodle" on.and then put into practice.

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  • Posted October 14, 2009

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    A new look at "putting things off until another day".

    Until I read this book I wasn't aware that procrastination was a medical condition. I knew I put things off in my life, and knew I had to do something about it but I had no idea at all how involved this condition was.
    I read the book twice began to apply the techniques with hesitation. I am always wary before I try something new, and not from an actual doctor.
    I am happy to say that I no longer 'put things off' and my life has become much more manageable in the process. I have begun, and stuck to, a new health regime that involved sticking to my New Year's resolution to end a 10-year smoking habit.
    Once I finally got to the root of my procrastination problem it got easier to follow the book and finally end a life of 'oh it can wait', and 'I'll do it tomorrow', and 'I'll get around to it eventually' excuses that were holding me back.
    EFT for Procrastination is effortless to use and results are easy to achieve.
    I recommend this book and the others from EFT to anyone I see, or hear about with a problem. Comparing the monetary value of the book to the life value of it's lesson is useless as it far exceeds expectations.

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    Posted October 8, 2009

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