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Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life

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Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills. Susan Campbell provides simple yet practical awareness practices — culled from her 35-year career as a relationship coach and corporate consultant — that require individuals to “let go” of the need to be right, safe, and certain. Such questions as “In what areas of my life do I feel the need to lie, sugarcoat, or pretend?” help guide the reader toward self-realization. The ten truth skills include Letting Yourself Be Seen, Taking ...

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Getting Real: 21 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life

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Overview

Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills. Susan Campbell provides simple yet practical awareness practices — culled from her 35-year career as a relationship coach and corporate consultant — that require individuals to “let go” of the need to be right, safe, and certain. Such questions as “In what areas of my life do I feel the need to lie, sugarcoat, or pretend?” help guide the reader toward self-realization. The ten truth skills include Letting Yourself Be Seen, Taking Back Projections, Saying No, Welcoming Feedback, Expressing Taboo Thoughts and Emotions, Revising an Earlier Statement, Holding Differences, Sharing Mixed Emotions, and Embracing the Silence of Not Knowing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915811922
  • Publisher: Kramer, H. J., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 356,341
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
1 How to Stop Being Right and Start Being Real 1
2 Experiencing What Is: To Get Where You Need to Go, Be Where You Are 15
3 Being Transparent: Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Hide 37
4 Noticing Your Intent: Is It to Relate or to Control? 67
5 Welcoming Feedback: It's How We Learn 89
6 Asserting What You Want and Don't Want: Supporting Your Feelings with Action 105
7 Taking Back Projections: Discovering Your Other Side 123
8 Revising an Earlier Statement: It's Okay to Go Out and Come In Again 139
9 Holding Differences: Seeing Other Viewpoints Without Losing Your Own 151
10 Sharing Mixed Emotions: You're Not Crazy, You're Complex 169
11 Embracing the Silence of Not Knowing: Entering the Fertile Void 179
12 Serenity, Presence, and Compassion 199
Appendix A Resource Guide 211
Appendix B Communication Guidelines for Getting Real 215
Appendix C Description and Ordering Information for Card Games 219
Index 225
About the Author 231
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    A helpful book

    Susan Campbell's book helped me and my friends deal with all sorts of relationship issues. I can now begin dating after my husbands coma. My friend Andre won't let people push his buttons anymore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Communication Enhancing, Life Affirming

    Excellent text and theory for helping a person develope better communication skills from the point of honest and empowering speaking.

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