Cudney (counseling, Western Michigan Univ.) and Hardy, a practicing psychologist, offer a thorough investigation into the psyche by explaining those attitudes or actions that may have worked at one time, but ultimately cycle into adult behaviors that backfire. Self-defeatists, they claim, harbor mythical fears that stifle creative thought patterns, causing faulty conclusions which perpetuate the destructive cycle. The authors outline steps to work toward a breakthrough, although they caution that counseling may be necessary to stop the self-defeating cycle. This guide is recommended for self-help and therapy collections.
- Lisa Wise, Steele Memorial Lib., Elmira,
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Some of my patients would not need therapy if they would read this book." -- --Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, author of The Power of Optimism
"The most detailed examinations of self-defeating behavior I have ever read. Contains some very useful methods of defeating self-defeatism." -- --Albert Ellis, PH.D., President, Institute of Rational-emotive therapy, and author of A New Guide To Rational Living
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This book is absolutely excellent in deconstructing the hidden ways we engage in conclusions, beliefs and decisions that deprive us of the freedom of our best choices to thrive. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Morgan
Very helpful! If you can't afford therapy, the next best thing is self-help books. Thank you!Published 9 months ago by Trish
By far the best self help book I have ever read. I learned so much about myself and others in this book. Everyone should read this book.Published 9 months ago by Adam A. Wynn
Very explanatory, illustrations help model different area's of self-defeating behaviors and clearly show points to intervinePublished 9 months ago by Alex