Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior




Powerful practical insights that can help many to live more rewarding lives. — Harold Bloomfield, How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Provides clear insight, compassionate understanding and practical solutions. — Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Self-defeating behavior is the single most common reason that people seek psychotherapy. It is a poison, preventing us from achieving the love, success and happiness we want in our lives. And what really drives us crazy is feeling we have to change and not knowing how – or knowing how but being unable to stick with change. Get Out of Your Own Way is an antidote – it explains why we sabotage ourselves, going back to childhood origins of various behaviors. More important, it offers proven steps of action to transform behavior from self-defeating to life-enhancing. With anecdotes and usable insights drawn from twenty years of psychiatric clinical practice, Dr. Mark Goulston shares ideas that have helped thousands of patients overcome pain, fear, and confusion – to approach life’s challenges with dignity, wisdom, courage, and even humor. By encouraging you to reflect upon your behavior – and providing practical steps toward change that you can work into your everyday life – Get Out of Your Own Way shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy – and become your own best friend.


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