Say It Straight: From Compulsions to Choices

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To Say It Straight is to speak from the heart, expressing your deepest wish at the moment. This can be difficult in the face of conflict, peer pressure, or uncertainty; instead many of us revert to (and late regret) automatic behaviors. We may please people, change the subject, find someone to blame, or switch, into an overly impersonal, objective mode. This book helps unravel such compulsive responses. Readers learn how to become comfortable enough to enjoy leveling with others. Expressing their inner truth, and...
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Overview

To Say It Straight is to speak from the heart, expressing your deepest wish at the moment. This can be difficult in the face of conflict, peer pressure, or uncertainty; instead many of us revert to (and late regret) automatic behaviors. We may please people, change the subject, find someone to blame, or switch, into an overly impersonal, objective mode. This book helps unravel such compulsive responses. Readers learn how to become comfortable enough to enjoy leveling with others. Expressing their inner truth, and letting go to any attempts to manipulate people or events.
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DeWitt Baldwin
Say it Straight provides the means and techniques for understanding and building self-esteem, complete with insights from Virginia Satir, the 'mother' of the self-esteem movement.
— DeWitt Baldwin, M.D., Professor of Medical Education, University of Ilinois School of Medicine
Kay Peters
After reading this book I put the exercises into practice with both children's and adult groups. The enthusiasm and response is terrific - these are very powerful tools for recovery. ( Kay Peters, Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor, Oklahoma City)
Portia Nelson
If you value self-worth - mentally, spiritually, even physically - Say it Straight is the best guide I know... Its creative and innovative techniques are inspired and liberating. I wish I had written this. ( Portia Nelson, author, There's a Hole in My Sidewalk )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780831400743
  • Publisher: Science & Behavior Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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