- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (January 15, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671708821
- ISBN-13: 978-0671708825
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 939 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What to Say When you Talk To Yourself Mass Market Paperback – January 15, 1990
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Shad Helmstetter, PhD, (ShadHelmstetter.com) is the bestselling author of What To Say When You Talk to Your Self, Who Are You Really and What Do You Want, and ten other life-changing books. His books are published in many languages in more than sixty-four countries worldwide. Dr. Helmstetter is one of the most respected behavioral researchers of our time and has appeared on more than 1,200 radio and television programs, including repeat appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN News.
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In the last few months I've used a number of self-help techniques that have been great but it was the angry thoughts inside my head I desperately needed to get rid of before I did something stupid.
I started looking for books on changing thought patterns and when I read the blurb for this book and some of the reviews it convinced me to give it a go. That was 6 weeks ago and by adopting some of the techniques in this book I have utterly transformed my life.
I had no idea how much I mentally or verbally beat myself up all the time. This book has opened up a world of possibilities for me. Every day, most of the day I either talk to myself out loud, in my head or on tape and all I say are positive things. Over and over I repeat positive things. Initially I was yelling at myself to just drown out the negative thoughts bouncing back but over the weeks I have become considerably quieter.
I'm now blown away by how many negative people there are in this world. I hear constant negative things from people and I never heard any of this before. In fact, I think I was one of the worst culprits for negative self talk. Suddenly people are smiling at me and seeking out my company, the most incredibly lucky things are happening to me and things that I couldn't do because I wasn't capable before are suddenly a breeze.
I don't really know how it has happened but 6 months after my husband walked out, I now feel happier than I ever have before. I feel so completely in control of my life and my thoughts. I can't wait to start creating the story of my future.
This book is not the most well written book and there are a lot of things repeated, but if you take on board what is being said, you'll understand that that repetition is designed not only to get the messages into your head but also to build a complete picture of what you need to do.
Seriously, if your struggling to find happiness in life or to get your life moving forward after some kind of trauma, then read this and just drown yourself in it as I did. Don't hang onto hurt. You won't believe how wonderful it feels when you stop beating yourself up.
I highly recommend it for anyone -- we all have areas of life that would benefit from healthy self talk. This book is the real deal; it's not about creating riches from nothing or magic spells. It shows, step by step. how to take your thoughts captive, reprogram your thinking, and gain victory over the most important part of your body: your mind.
In short, the good doctor explains the levels of self talk and how they are practiced whithout us even knowing it much of the time.
It explains how to right the ship and change but that the journey is a long one and not overnight.
As was mentioned in the comments, it takes the Bob proctor ideas and gives them much more focus when it comes to the conscious mind feeding the subconscious.
It's great, but it has far too many ads to his own programs inside the book. Parts of entire chapters seem dedicated to selling his additional tape products through his website.
The preface says it was updated for the new age, but aside from replacing the terms "floppy disk" with "hard drive," it's mainly just updated to link to his site.
You will look past this (I hope) and benefit from the bigger message. Get this book. Parents, teens, everyone needs this info but go on youtube for free positive self talk tracks.
This along with scriptures can really encourage and inspire someone's faith and transform their mind as they hold every thought captive and make it obedient ti Christ. Much of the Bible also tells us what we think about ourselves. God is constantly trying to remind those who are his disciples that they are more than they think we are.
Using the tools in the book has really helped my become aware of my thoughts and actions. I have started to re-address old thoughts with a more positive spin. The beauty is the simplicity. It's an easy read and makes sense.
I would recommend it to anyone!
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Have you ever considered that it's your self talk that causes this?
For those who think that self-talk is not important and that there's no way that words or thoughts influence real life situations and consequences, I advise you to not be so naive!
This book breaks down the science of talking and thinking negatively in our everyday life, where this talking came from, why we talk this way and many more reasons why we talk like we do and more importantly - why we don't talk positively.