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How do you refocus on the positive under any circumstance?Positive Directions is about the specific changes you can easily make that will result in the biggest differences in your life. Dr. Ryder explains how to develop nine psychological skills that empower the individual to conquer problems such as stress, fears, frustrations, misery, lack of energy, sabotaging patterns, and bad decisions. The book simplifies our complex nature and identifies the polar opposites which either swing in the negative (bad) or ...

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How do you refocus on the positive under any circumstance?Positive Directions is about the specific changes you can easily make that will result in the biggest differences in your life. Dr. Ryder explains how to develop nine psychological skills that empower the individual to conquer problems such as stress, fears, frustrations, misery, lack of energy, sabotaging patterns, and bad decisions. The book simplifies our complex nature and identifies the polar opposites which either swing in the negative (bad) or positive (good) direction.When you are going the wrong way, turn in the opposite - positive direction. This system gives you the knowledge and skills to know how to reverse any negative direction in your life and propel you towards greater success and fulfillment - the positive direction!This book contains a great deal of useful information, fascinating ideas, and fun exercises with helpful tables, graphs, and instructions that can improve your life and relationships.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781600373657
  • Publisher: Morgan James Pub
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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John Ryder, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Manhattan. After earning his doctorate in psychology at the City University of New York, he served as an Assistant Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Traveling around the world, he has studied the secrets to a healthy and successful life with many of the most respected leaders of both Western and Eastern traditions. Dr. Ryder has been a consultant to many successful individuals, corporate executives, athletes, and celebrities. He has shared his expertise on a variety of radio and television shows. A highly requested speaker and workshop leader, he travels and lectures widely.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface 1

Why Read this Book?

How to Use this Book: Multimedia Resources on the Internet 9

Introduction 13

The Keys to Shifting Polarities

Polarities of what?

Table 1 The JEEP Polarities 16

What are the locks and keys? 18

What's wrong with the brain? 20

My mission: vital knowledge and required skills 25

What is the Diamond Master Key? 26

Dualities - Which path to take? 29

How to improve the system? 34

What's next? 36

Section I The Vital Knowledge

Chapter 1 The Nature of the Universe 39

The Cosmic Laws

Laws of Energy and Matter 42

Laws of Prediction 44

Laws of Abundance 46

Laws of Beingness 48

Chapter 2 The Laws of Human Nature and Nurture 52

The laws of identity: who are you?

Laws of Consciousness 54

Table 2 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 57

Table 3 Anthony Robbins' Six Human Needs 59

Laws of Reward and Punishment 59

The Laws of Achievement 60

Figure 1 The 3 Spheres of Conscious Energy 63

Table 4 The 3 Spheres of Conscious Energy System 64

Chapter 3 How to Understand the Triplex Mind 68

Figure 2 The Triplex Mind System 69

What is the Reflexive Part of the Triplex Mind? 69

Table 5 The Lower Nature 72

Table 6 Two parts of the Autonomic Nervous System 73

What is the Automatic Part of the Triplex System? 74

What is the Deliberate System in the Triplex Mind? 76

Chapter 4 What Goes on Inside the Higher Mind? 81

What are the four modalities of experience? 82

What are the three agencies of power? 83

What does it mean to be deliberate? 85

What is above the Higher Mind? 85

What are the five institutes? 87

What is the Higher Nature? 90

Table 7 The Higher Nature: The PositivePolarity 91

Are you mastering or adapting to life? 92

Chapter 5 Locks and Jails or Keys and Freedom? 96

What are locks? 97

What is stress? 101

What are the two types of locking mechanisms? 102

Table 8 The Major dualities and of the Mind 107

Table 9 General List of Locks that we all experience 108

What are the keys? 109

Why does normal coping fail? 112

Table 10 Psychological Defense Systems 114

Chapter 6 What is Our Quest for Fulfillment? 118

What do we really want?

What is the ladder of fulfillment? 119

How do you measure fulfillment? 120

Table 11 The quest for fulfillment - self analysis 121

How to be wealthy? 122

Table 12 Brief list of what makes us feel wealthy 122

What about falling off the ladder? 124

Section II The Required Skills

Chapter 7 The Psychology of Master Keys 128

What are the Universal Rules? 129

What are the Nine Master Keys? 131

Chapter 8 Master Key 1 The Power of Directing Attention 135

Principle Skills - Focused Attention 136

Power of Relaxing and Letting Go 137

Principle Skills of Shifting Attention 139

Chapter 9 Master Key 2 Power of Perception 143

Principle Skills of Perception 144

Table 13 Multiple Modalities of Perception 146

Table 14 Multiple Dimensions of Perception 147

Chapter 10 Master Key 3 Power of the Higher Self 148

Principle Skills of the Higher Self 149

Chapter 11 Master Key 4 The Power of Passionate Energy 151

What are the three levels of conscious energy? 152

Principle Skills for Passionate Energy 153

Chapter 12 Master Key 5 Will Power 156

Principle Skills of Will Power 157

Chapter 13 Master Key 6 The Power of Judgment 159

What are the two basic ways we think? 160

Table 15 Different Levels of Thinking 164

Table 16 The Intuition and Messages it Sends 165

Principle Skills for Judgment 166

Chapter 14 Master Key 7 The Power of Replacing Patterns 170

How do we Train New Patterns? 171

Principle skills for replacing patterns 171

Chapter 15 Master Key 8 The Power of Transforming 175

What exactly do you want to transform? 176

Principle Skills of Transforming 178

Figure 3 Transforming Natures in the Triplex Mind 179

Chapter 16 Master Key 9 Achieving Peak Potential 182

What can you do to reach your peak potential? 184

What's the difference between achievement & peak performance Principle Skills for Achieving Peak Potential 186

Chapter 17 Conclusion: The Psychology of the Master Keys 188

Summary of the Master Keys 189

Chapter 18 The Locking JEEP Factors 195

What is the reciprocity of action? 196

What is a reality check? 196

How to help others? 196

Basic rules of dealing with difficult people 197

Chapter 19 Patterns 198

What are the polarities? 199

What are the key instructions to correct patterns? 200

What are the top ten problems with patterns? 204

Automatisms, Addictions, Assumptions, Rationalization or Denial, Responsibility, Sensitivity, Attitudes, Obsessiveness, Sabotage, Neurotic behaviors

Chapter 20 Energy 216

What are the polarities? 217

What are the key instructions to correct energy imbalances?

What are the top ten problems with energy? 222

Attention, Lack of Will Power, Excessive Will Power or Stubbornness, Connecting with Energy, The Flow, Patience and Rewards, Money, The Energy of Sex, Intuitions, The Ego and Self Worth

Chapter 21 Emotions 238

What are the polarities? 239

What are the key instructions to transform emotions? 240

The Transformation Matrix 244

What are the top ten problems with emotions? 245

Fear and Anxiety, Worry, Doubt and Tension, Panic Attack, Pain and Depression, Guilt, Jealousy, Envy and Greed, Anger, Disgust, Pessimism and Gloom, Frustration

Chapter 22 Judgment 260

What are the polarities? 261

What are the key instructions for the best judgments? 262

What are the top eleven problems with judgment? 267

Lack of Attention, Lack of Knowledge, Lack of Experience, Illusions and Distortions, Irrational, ignoring Intuition, Lack of being Analytical, Ambiguity, Bad Patterns, Energy, or Emotions, The Ego Filter of Reality, Wrong Will Power

Shifting JEEP Polarities (summary) 284

Chapter 23 The Gold Keys 285

Gold Keys to escape stress and increase happiness 287

Emergencies and the Fourth Way 289

Tragedy and the Fifth Way 291

Chapter 24 Spirituality and the Higher Mind 294

What is spirituality? 294

What are the three principles of the Third Renaissance? 296

Table 17 Higher - Spiritual Nature vs the Lower Nature 297

Chapter 25 Mastering the Art and Science of Life 300

Conclusions - Last Secret Key 302

Appendix Resources 304

Master Tool Kit 307

Reference 313

Index 319

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