Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits—once and for all.
No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, you will take charge of your habits and addictions for good.
Anything done repeatedly has the potential to form neural circuitry in the brain. In this light, habits and addictions are impersonal brain wiring problems that result from taking your habitual thinking as truth, and acting on that thinking in the form of doing your habit—over and over. This book offers a number of small changes you can make in your everyday life that will help you stop your bad habit in its tracks.
If you want to understand the science behind your habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, this book will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all.
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About the Author
Amy Johnson, PhD, is a master life coach who works with clients worldwide through coaching programs, workshops, and retreats. She is author of Being Human. Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and www.oprah.com, as well as in TheWall Street Journal and Self magazine. Since writing The Little Book of Big Change, she has devoted a large portion of her coaching practice to helping people end unwanted habits. Visit the author at www.dramyjohnson.com. Foreword writer Mark Howard, PhD, is founder of the Three Principles Institute in Burlingame, CA. He is a licensed psychologist, and recognized as one of the pioneers who first brought the Three Principles into the field of psychology. Since 1982, Howard has been teaching private clients, families, business professionals, and mental health practitioners about the principles. He continues to mentor and train health professionals in the Three Principles, and has dedicated his life to bringing peace, well-being, and happiness to humankind. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Career Service award from the Santa Clara County Psychological Association for bringing the principles to Santa Clara County in California.
Table of Contents
Part I Understanding your Habit
1 Your Habit Is a Sign of Your Mental Health 34
2 Wisdom Will Show You the Way 41
3 Why You Feel Hijacked 51
4 Your Habit Isn't Personal 64
5 You Need Insight, Not Information 72
6 Urges Are Your Inner Alarm Clock 82
7 That Voice Is Not "You" 91
8 All Thought Is Temporary and Fleeting 100
9 Willpower Is the Wrong Tool 111
10 All Thoughts Fade 122
11 When You Don't Give In to Urges, your Habit Changes 129
Part II Ending Your Habit
12 Wake Up to the Soundtrack of Your Mind 138
13 There Is Power in the Pause 144
14 There Is Nothing You Must Do 154
15 Understanding Thought Changes Everything 160
Part III Lifelong Change
16 It Gets Easier 168
17 Setbacks Are Meaningless 176
18 Forget What You Think You Know 185
19 Build Healthy, Inside-Out Habits 193
Final Thoughts 201
Johnson resides in Canton, MI.