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Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life: 10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free
     

Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life: 10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free

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by Christopher Cortman, Harold Shinitzky
 

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During their more than 60,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths-truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. As a result of this lack of awareness, they become anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy; if they learn the 10 truths, they are much

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During their more than 60,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths-truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. As a result of this lack of awareness, they become anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy; if they learn the 10 truths, they are much more likely to lead productive, fulfilled lives.

Do you know that:
• Emotions are understandable and contain valuable information?
• Our behavior has a hidden purpose?
• We all have an internal saboteur whom we must identify and control?
• We can change how we act if we change how we think?
• Time heals nothing?

Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life combines extensive psychological research with decades of clinical practice and delivers its wisdom in a practical, easy-to-digest narrative. Through examples and exercises, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky present a step-by-step strategy to help you make use of the truths and become a happier, healthier you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601630803
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
645,833
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Christopher Cortman has been a licensed psychologist in Florida for the past 23 years. He is a much-sought-after counselor and speaker who shares his significant knowledge of the human psyche in ways that clients and audiences can understand and immediately apply to their daily lives. Dr. Cortman has facilitated more than 50,000 hours of office and residential psychotherapy and provides psychological consultation services at five local hospitals. He also serves as a consultant to government and law enforcement agencies, and frequently testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts.

Dr. Harold Shinitzky is in private practice in Florida. He currently consults for several countries, states, counties, and schools on the development, implementation, and evaluation of adolescent prevention initiatives. He has been the mental health correspondent for Radio Disney, ABC, and Fox television in Tampa. He was previously the director of the Assessment/Intervention Team Prevention Services at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. He is on the national advisory board to Drug Free America, The Learning Partnership, and the Applied Institute of Forensic Psychology.

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Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life: 10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
aliceinfla More than 1 year ago
We all want to be happy, but too often we set up obstacles without even being aware. We worry too much, we panic, we feel jealous, anxious and angry. These feelings and the endless unwanted thoughts that come with them hang over us like a dark cloud and make us miserable. In Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life, the authors identify these behaviors and explain where they come from, and more importantly, how we can change them to live more fulfilled lives. This book is extremely well-organized, easy to read, and the authors inject just the right dose of humor to make their points. Each chapter or Truth begins with a quote from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Roseanne Barr, or Don Henley of the Eagles, and ends with simple activities that are designed to help you learn how to pinpoint the behaviors you want to change. There's space to write on the pages, or you can write on a separate sheet of paper and pass the book along to your mother-in-law or your husband to help them become more fulfilled too. The Truths that the authors identify are really guidelines to achieve positive change and happiness. For instance, Truth #1 is "Emotions are not mysterious visitors; they can be identified and understood." The authors explain in simple terms where feelings like guilt, panic, anger and anxiety come from and they help us learn to identify them in the moment and to ultimately avoid letting them take over our lives. One of the exercises invokes the "Opposite George" approach from the TV show "Seinfeld." When George realizes that every decision he ever made was wrong, he decides to act opposite to his impulses. In the same way, we have to learn to check our tired old impulses at the door, think, and find new ways to interact with the world--ways that result in increased personal satisfaction and a greater quality of life. Your Mind: An Owner's Manual is chock full of easily accessible, practical information that you can begin integrating into your life immediately. Reading this book is just like having a therapist, but way cheaper.