Author(s): Belisa Vranich, Psy.D
Learn how to change your life for the better-in just two weeks! Everyone has things about themselves they'd like to change, relationships they'd like to be smoother, or something in the past they'd like to be more at peace with, but it's not always easy to know what to do or how to get started. Now clinical psychologist and advice columnist Belisa Vranich helps you jumpstart transformation with a remarkable 14-day program of self-action and self-therapy. She motivates you to start your own serious self-examination, get out of your individual ruts, and get moving in the right direction. "Get a Grip" will give you the means to answer the big questions you are grappling with or the specific ones that are gnawing away at you every day (e.g., Am I meant to be with my partner? Why can't I lose weight? Should I stay at this job?). If all the answers come from within, as long as you are asked the right questions, you can answer and resolve them by yourself! With a combination of traditional therapy techniques and the author's 'tough love' mantra, this book offers on-the-go treatment and the keys to emotional problem solving for your own challenges and lingering hang-ups. The book: helps you determine the best course of action to achieve your goals and desires; includes the top twenty most commonly asked questions during a therapy session - and how to tackle them head-on; challenges you, in incremental measures, to dig deeper; shows you how to vent productively and problem solve your own emotional issues; and shows how to overcome plateaus and inertia to bring lasting change into your life. If you're through with quick fixes that fizzle or feel that expensive therapy sessions aren't for you, there is another way. Take charge of your life now with "Get a Grip" - and get started on the path to a happier, less stressed, and more balanced new you.
Dr. Belisa Vranich is an established clinical psychologist and media personality. She is the former advice columnist for the New York Daily News and the current advice columnist for the Huffington Post. She is a regular guest on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN with Anderson Cooper and Paula Zahn, Fox and Friends, Fox News, CNBC, and Inside Edition. Vranich has been widely published in outlets such as Jane magazine, Latina magazine, America Online, and the New York Post. She has also been profiled in several national magazines and lectures nationwide.
Preface. Introduction Lost Your Grip? Day One How Self-Analysis Works. Day Two Venting: Let It All Hang Out. Day Three So ... Tell Me About Your Childhood. Day Four Fantasy and Feedback. Day Five You've Got Mail. Day Six Intermission: Breakdown or Breakthrough? Day Seven Look Back, Then Look Forward. Day Eight Internal and External Practical Work: Steps to Get There. Day Nine One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Mechanics of Change. Day Ten Myths, Lies, and Straight-Out Silliness. Day Eleven Somewhere over the Rainbow? Day Twelve Inertia and Momentum. Day Thirteen The Fast Track. Day Fourteen Happily Ever After? Epilogue Keeping Your Grip. References. Index.