The Transformation Handbook

The Transformation Handbook

by Jan S. Maizler


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Lucidly written workbook provides seven approaches to profound personal change.

The Transformation Handbook is written as an interactive resource for people desiring personal growth, change, and evolution. This book is not merely something to be read. It also asks the reader to answer questions. This is designed to cause an inner dialogue with oneself, the goal of which is to drop old outmoded ways of thinking and behaving and create new thoughts and actions, which bring more happiness.

There are seven approaches the author offers the reader as vehicles for transformation. Each approach is written simply and lucidly and is sure to provide insight to the reader from the start. The Transformation Handbook is a workbook designed to be re-read and re-experienced time and time again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595160365
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2000
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Griefwork Transformation
Introduction to Griefwork3
What is Loss?4
What is Grief?5
Types of Loss6
Roadblocks to Grief Work Transformation13
When Loss Occurs18
Tools for the Grief Work Transformation Journey21
The Four Steps of Grief Work Transformation23
Loss and Love27
Loss and Growth33
Chapter 2The SOAM Model of Transformation
The SOAM Model43
Transformation, Change, and the Status Quo56
Self-Management and the Future62
Summary of SOAM66
Chapter 3Transformation from Family of Origin to Family of Choice
Understanding Your Family of Origin71
Family of Origin and Family Member Roles75
Family of Origin and Birth Order79
Teaching, Exposure, and Identification81
Acquiring a Family of Choice Supports Transformation84
Chapter 4Addiction, the 12 Steps, and Transpersonal Transformation
Introduction to the 12 Steps93
Spirituality, Higher Power, and Personal Responsibility97
The 12 Steps98
Spiritual Progress versus Spiritual Perfection in Recovery125
Chapter 5Transformation Through Action
Transformation Through Action131
Dealing with Fear134
Action Steps136
Being Heroes to Ourselves148
Chapter 6Service Transformation
Service Transformation155
Charity versus Service155
Why Service?156
Service Transformation is Work158
Service Transformation Provides Rapid Results160
Service Transformation Provides a Special Kind of Perspective160
Service Transformation as a Movement is Growing in the World161
Service Transformation Offers Release from the "Bondage of Self"161
Service is a Bridge from Isolation into the Humanity Superhighway162
Service Increases Self-Esteem165
Service also Helps us Encounter the New166
Chapter 7Relationship Transformation
Stage 1Readiness for Relationship171
Stage 2Relationships and the Interpersonal World178
Stage 3Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Functional Relationship181
Relationship Skills186
The Stages of a Love Relationship198
The Couple, the Passage of Time, and Change201
Barriers to Relationship Intimacy: The Dirty Dozen205

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