We are all creatures of habit.
Our most powerful habits involve how we think and feel.
We experience the world through lenses we didn’t choose.
Are you ready to wake up to a new kind of freedom?
If you have had enough of feeling stuck, Choosing to Evolve could change everything. Your evolution begins with a deeper understanding of the way our minds operate through the automatic habituation of imagery and emotional scripting. Following the thread of these insights, Charles Gaby offers guidance through lifelong layers of defenses into the light of new-found freedom.
This thoroughly readable exploration offers new access to transformation in every arena of life. As Gaby writes, “Our mental processes can help or hinder our health and happiness. While we can’t change the way human consciousness works, we can evolve in how we participate in it. Making this evolutionary leap is the key to our individual and collective wellbeing.”
CHARLES GABY has spent more than 25 years in private practice as a counselor, educational consultant, and workshop facilitator. After serving as president of the Tomkins Institute and Training Director for the Institute for Restorative Communities, Charles is now the creator of My Leap Year, web-based community for individuals and organizations who want to gain self-awareness and transform old patterns of being.
|Publisher:||The Kaitcer Group LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)|
Table of Contents
SECTION I: Becoming Aware of Imagery and Habituation
Chapter 1 Life Is But a Dream
Chapter 2 The Images That Row Your Boat
Chapter 3 The Secret of Going Gently
Chapter 4 The Art of Waking Up
SECTION II: Becoming Aware of Scripted Emotions
Chapter 5 Shift Happens!
Chapter 6 Meet the Affects, Part 1: Distress-Anguish
Chapter 7 Meet the Affects, Part 2: Shame-Humiliation
Chapter 8 Meet the Affects, Part 3: Two Ways to Feel Good
Chapter 9 Meet the Affects, Part 4: Anger-Rage
Chapter 10 Meet the Affects, Part 5: Surprise-Startle
Chapter 11 Meet the Affects, Part 6: Dissmell and Disgust
Chapter 12 Meet the Affects, Part 7: Fear-Terror
Chapter 13 Taking the Next Step
SECTION III: Waking Up: A New Way to Participate in Your Life
Chapter 14 Fight or Flight – Freeze or Please
Chapter 15 The Problem with Enlightenment
Chapter 16 Education, Justice and Accountability
Chapter 17 Faith and the Evolving Image of God
Chapter 18 Institutionalized Imagery and Relinquishing Defenses
SECTION IV: Meet the Players of Team You
Chapter 19 Consciousness — a Team Sport
Chapter 20 Identity, Identification, and the Images We Own
SECTION V: Putting Concepts Into Play
Chapter 21 Our Scripts at Work
Chapter 22 Evolving Images of Intimacy
Chapter 23 All My Relations
About the Author