Award-winning clinical psychologist and TV personality Dr. Judy Ho helps you stop the cycle of self-sabotage, clear a path to lasting happiness, and start living your best life in this a must-have guide perfect for fans of You Are a Badass, Unf*ck Yourself, and How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t.
Have you ever had a deadline for a big work project, only to find yourself down to the wire because you spent too much time on social media? Or gotten excited about meeting someone new, only to convince yourself he isn’t really interested? How many Januarys have you resolved that this is the year you’re finally going to lose the weight, only to abandon your diet in just a few weeks? If these scenarios sound familiar, you are stuck in a cycle of self-sabotage.
At one point or another, we’ve all done something that undermines our best interests and intentions. Even the most successful people get in their own way—often without realizing it. In Stop Self-Sabotage, licensed clinical psychologist, tenured professor, and television personality Dr. Judy Ho takes a fresh look at self-sabotage to help us answer two vital questions: Why do we do it? How do we stop?
Combining therapeutically proven strategies with practical tools and self-assessments, Dr. Judy teaches you how to identify your triggers, modify your thoughts and behaviors, find your true motivation, and unlock your willpower to stop this vicious cycle in its tracks. Practical and transformative, Stop Self-Sabotage is your ultimate guide to jumpstart lasting, positive change and start living the life you want.
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About the Author
Dr. Judy Ho, PhD, ABPP, ABPdN, is a tenured associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and a triple board-certified and licensed clinical and forensic neuropsychologist. She is a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award and completed a three-year National Institute of Mental Health–sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric (Semel) Institute. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, hosts an active clinical research program, and regularly appears as an expert psychologist on television, including The Doctors, Crime Watch Daily, CNN Newsroom, and HLN’s Dr. Drew. She is currently a cohost on CBS’s Face the Truth.
Table of Contents
Preface: What's Holding You Back? vii
Introduction: Why We Get in Our Own Way 1
Step 1 Identify Self-Sabotage Triggers 41
Step 2 Deactivate Your Triggers and Reset the Thermostat 79
Step 3 Release the Rut! Rinse and Repeat: The Basic ABCs 125
Step 4 Replacement, Not Repetition 165
Step 5 A Value a Day Keeps Self-Sabotage Away 199
Step 6 Create a Blueprint for Change 233
Conclusion: A Look Back and the View Ahead 251
Appendix I Blueprint for Change 257
Appendix II Self-Sabotage Busters 259
Appendix III Pleasant Activities List 267
Appendix IV Assess Your Motivating Operations Chart 269
Appendix V Values Cards 271
Further Reading 287
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dr. Judy Ho, Author of "Stop Self- Sabotage" has written a wealth of intense information about sabotage and you. First of all, Dr. Judy Ho describes what sabotage is, and then how to deal with it. This book is crammed with a tremendous amount of information and charts. I personally don't like writing in my books, so you are able to copy the charts. The author suggests the importance of a journal and pen and pencil. While I was reading I constantly was taking notes, but that is my style of doing things. The Genres for this Book is Self-Help and Non-Fiction. This is not an easy read, and there is not a miracle cure for stopping to sabotage yourself. There are some tests for you to figure out your triggers for sabotage, and there are ways that the author provides charts, case studies, and other doctor's material. Basically, you have to own your behavior, and you can follow certain mental exercises, and plans that you have to work on. Changing your behavior takes time. I found this book to be interesting and was interested in some of the tests that I took. I would recommend this for readers interested in "Stopping Self-Sabotage" and looking to live a more productive life.