Leading psychologist, author, teacher, and inspirational speaker DR. LEE JAMPLOLSKY has served on staff at hospitals, clinics, and graduate schools in California and is a recognized specialist in the fields of chemical dependency, addiction behavior, and human potential. He lives in Carmel Valley, California.
Healing the Addictive Personality: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationshipsby Lee L. Jampolsky
Since 1991, Dr. Lee Jampolsky's self-help classic Healing the Addictive Mind has given well over 100,000 people around the world the tools to create significant change in their lives. Now he continues his proven and trustworthy blend of practical and positive psychology with HEALING THE ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY. Dr. Jampolsky's straightforward approach, based on firsthand experience, presents ways of healing addictive thinking, behavior, and destructive relationship patterns with forgiveness, compassion, and the potential for limitless opportunity through an eleven-week action plan.A personal note from the author: “Many people live in a self-imposed prison and don't even know it. I did. For years I was so busy building walls I did not see that I was imprisoning myself behind them. My addictive thinking and behavior became the bars of my cell. I denied feeling empty inside and instead looked for new things to acquire, substances to take, and goals to achieve in order to feel better about myself. Sometimes I felt momentarily free, powerful, and whole, but in the end my addictive cycle only compounded my loneliness and despair. If you recognize this pattern in yourself, this book is addressed to you. Today, I am able to tell you I now know what true freedom and happiness are and I offer the path that I intend to follow every day of my life.”Reviews:"This 178 page book is a miraculous Godsend because it goes deep to expose the profile of the addictive personality, and then broadens from there to show us how to recognize the characteristics of the addictive personality and understand why it develops in the first place. The layout of this awesome teacher helped me to see how I can go from a place of addictive thinking to having a truth-based personality.I liked how the negative core beliefs were laid bare, and the healthy counterparts were readily available because many times there is denial associated with addiction and it helped me see the true man behind the curtain and not just the illusions I have been living with. The cunning foe of addiction has become such a part of our society that I would recommend this crucial and charming champion to anyone at any stage of their spiritual growth and development. This precious gem will help many on the path to serenity and it has found it's way to my spiritual toolbox. Thanks, Dr. Lee for this most excellent way out.—Riki Frahmann www.mysticlivingtoday.com
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Egocentric author talked mostly about how great he is...gave very clinical descriptions...tried to incorporate spirituality but in a very disconnected way. I would NOT buy this book again - Willpower's Not Enough was MUCH better
If you have found yourself here reading this review then you are fortunate; that means you are interested in this book. Although the author mentions the typical things we think of when one mentions the word addiction, he goes deeper to the dark beliefs we harbor regarding our self worth, adequacy and mattering. Just as the authors of Willpower's Not Enough said, "this is not a quick-fix book". Someone once said to me, referring to some material I was reviewing, to "make a college course of it". In other words put a good bit of effort into fully understanding the concepts presented. That's what studying is, right? Then if you internalize that understanding and see how it plays out in your own life and then incorporate the tools the author gives to you then your life and relationships will begin to dramatically change for the better. Have everyone you love make a college course of it and the effect will be transformative. There is a catch: there's always a catch, right? You have to put in the effort. I never got through my college courses by just reading a book. Well maybe here or there. But anything worth while takes effort. If you want a "life change" then approach it more like a Biology or Physics class. Or better yet a Deformable Bodies class (engineering).