The Transformation Handbook

Overview

Lucidly written workbook provides seven approaches to profound personal change.

The Transformation Handbook is written as an interactive resource for people desiring personal growth, change, and evolution. This book is not merely something to be read. It also asks the reader to answer questions. This is designed to cause an inner dialogue with oneself, the goal of which is to drop old outmoded ways of thinking and behaving and create new ...

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Overview

Lucidly written workbook provides seven approaches to profound personal change.

The Transformation Handbook is written as an interactive resource for people desiring personal growth, change, and evolution. This book is not merely something to be read. It also asks the reader to answer questions. This is designed to cause an inner dialogue with oneself, the goal of which is to drop old outmoded ways of thinking and behaving and create new thoughts and actions, which bring more happiness.

There are seven approaches the author offers the reader as vehicles for transformation. Each approach is written simply and lucidly and is sure to provide insight to the reader from the start. The Transformation Handbook is a workbook designed to be re-read and re-experienced time and time again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595160365
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/14/2000
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Griefwork Transformation
Introduction to Griefwork 3
What is Loss? 4
What is Grief? 5
Types of Loss 6
Roadblocks to Grief Work Transformation 13
When Loss Occurs 18
Tools for the Grief Work Transformation Journey 21
The Four Steps of Grief Work Transformation 23
Loss and Love 27
Loss and Growth 33
Chapter 2 The SOAM Model of Transformation
The SOAM Model 43
Self-Ownership 44
Self-Appraisal 47
Self-Management 54
Transformation, Change, and the Status Quo 56
Self-Management and the Future 62
Summary of SOAM 66
Chapter 3 Transformation from Family of Origin to Family of Choice
Understanding Your Family of Origin 71
Family of Origin and Family Member Roles 75
Family of Origin and Birth Order 79
Teaching, Exposure, and Identification 81
Acquiring a Family of Choice Supports Transformation 84
Chapter 4 Addiction, the 12 Steps, and Transpersonal Transformation
Introduction to the 12 Steps 93
Addiction 94
Spirituality, Higher Power, and Personal Responsibility 97
The 12 Steps 98
Spiritual Progress versus Spiritual Perfection in Recovery 125
Chapter 5 Transformation Through Action
Transformation Through Action 131
Dealing with Fear 134
Action Steps 136
Being Heroes to Ourselves 148
Chapter 6 Service Transformation
Service Transformation 155
Charity versus Service 155
Why Service? 156
Service Transformation is Work 158
Service Transformation Provides Rapid Results 160
Service Transformation Provides a Special Kind of Perspective 160
Service Transformation as a Movement is Growing in the World 161
Service Transformation Offers Release from the "Bondage of Self" 161
Service is a Bridge from Isolation into the Humanity Superhighway 162
Service Increases Self-Esteem 165
Service also Helps us Encounter the New 166
Chapter 7 Relationship Transformation
Stage 1 Readiness for Relationship 171
Stage 2 Relationships and the Interpersonal World 178
Stage 3 Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Functional Relationship 181
Relationship Skills 186
The Stages of a Love Relationship 198
The Couple, the Passage of Time, and Change 201
Barriers to Relationship Intimacy: The Dirty Dozen 205
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