I-Power: The Freedom to be me

I-Power: The Freedom to be me

by George Dieter


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How often have you searched for happiness and contentment via relationships, success and recognition? These are all aspects of life that many of us chase in the pursuit of happiness.

Underpinned by Boundary Theory, I-Power illustrates why these facets of life are actually at the heart of why we end up experiencing unhappiness and discontent.

Author George Dieter will help you approach life with a boundary focus, allowing you to discover that nobody can 'make' us feel or do anything; we alone are responsible for how we feel.

I-Power is an essential read for anyone looking to live a calmer, less stressful life without interpersonal conflict or emotional angst and is an invaluable resource for psychologists, counsellors and life coaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921966835
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

George Dieter has a Masters degree in the psychology of coaching, a Masters degree in psychology, and a law degree. He is currently the principal psychologist at a private practice specialising in relationship, child and adolescent counselling. George has presented papers at national and international conferences, as well as authoring a publication on issues confronting the juvenile justice system.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The basic principles 5

1 Boundaries 6

2 Stress 29

3 Fear, the ultimate driving force 40

4 Emotions 64

5 Emotions, stress and boundaries - the connection 87

Part 2 Boundaries in action 93

6 The boundary of a boundary focus 94

7 Common misconceptions 100

8 'Self containing boundaries 113

9 No boundaries - the 'big' picture 126

10 Relationships not battleships 143

11 Boundaries in other relationships 174

12 Boundaries applied clinically 180

13 Potholes on the elusive road to happiness 203

14 The panacea of sorts: 'me time' 208

References 218

Index 221

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