Managing Shyness

Author: Robert L. Dingman
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457508653
Size: 10.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Managing Shyness approaches the issues related to shyness in a unique manner. Our experiences lead us to believe that shyness varies greatly among its victims, and that overcoming it rarely if ever occurs completely. Our book focuses on the major issues and the reader can choose which ones are the most important issues for them. The chapters stand by themselves so that one can select only those chapters appropriate for them individually. Robert L. Dingman is Professor Emeritus at Marshall University. He retired in 1996. He is a National Certified Counselor and is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in West Virginia. He is past president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards and has been a volunteer disaster mental health worker, trainer and administrator for the American Red Cross. His master's degree in counseling is from Wayne State University as is his doctorate in counseling. John W. Bloom is Professor Emeritus at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a National Certified Counselor and is licensed as an Indiana Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He served the board of directors of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association and is past chair of the board of the National Board for Certified Counselors. His master's degree in counseling is from Miami University. His doctorate in counseling is from Purdue University.

The Assertiveness Guide For Women

Author: Julie de Azevedo Hanks
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626253391
Size: 17.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Isn’t it time you took a stand? Many women struggle with assertiveness, but if you’re prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Grounded in attachment theory, this essential guide will help you identify your thoughts and feelings, balance your emotions, communicate your needs, and set healthy boundaries to improve your life. When you’re assertive, you’re able to communicate your needs and wishes clearly while respecting yourself and anyone else involved in the interaction. But when you aren’t assertive, you may stop yourself from saying anything when your needs aren’t being met, or end up lashing out in hostile or hurtful ways. People with different attachment styles struggle with being assertive for different reasons, and even women with a secure attachment style may have difficulty expressing emotion when faced with challenging circumstances. Using strategies based in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), The Assertiveness Guide for Women can help you understand the attachment styles that keep you from asserting yourself. You’ll learn about the three communication stances—from the passive Doormat to the aggressive (or passive-aggressive) Sword to the assertive Lantern—and find practical examples that show you how to apply your new communication and emotional awareness skills in your own life. Rather than being caught in a cycle of rumination and regret when you’re unable to express yourself or even acknowledge your own needs, you’ll be ready to assert yourself and get what you want. Whether you’re anxious and overwhelmed by the intensity of your emotions, avoidant and struggle to identify your emotions, or otherwise have difficulty expressing yourself, this book will help you become more aware of your own thoughts and feelings, and empower you to ask for what you need, set boundaries, and speak your truth for a more fulfilling life.

I Never Knew I Had A Choice Explorations In Personal Growth

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305945722
Size: 16.88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Honest and inspiring, I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, 11th Edition, is an invitation to personal learning and growth -- and a roadmap to lasting change. Research-based, yet written in a personal, encouraging tone, the book helps students examine the choices they've made, expand their awareness of the choices available to them, and choose where to go next. Emphasizing the role of personal responsibility and choice in creating a meaningful life, the text explores a wide variety of key topics, including personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior and choices, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. Self-inventories, exercises, activities, and first-person accounts of difficult choices real people have made give students invaluable insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The World Split Open

Author: Ruth Rosen
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
ISBN: 9781618030986
Size: 10.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women's movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolution.

The Smart Girl S Guide To Getting What You Want

Author: Mary Hartley
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 9781780287744
Size: 14.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book, personal development coach Mary Hartley explains how women can discover the secrets of assertiveness in order to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Taking a fun and sophisticated approach, the book is designed to be appealing to students, career girls and yummy mummies. Mary begins by explaining what assertiveness is and why it matters. She goes on to help the reader identify common patterns of behaviour - aggression, passivity and manipulation - providing guidance as to why we sometimes behave in these ways and the problems such patterns of behaviour can cause. Mary shows how assertive behaviour brings about the best results in every aspect of your life - helping you achieve both your career and personal goals. By being assertive we can learn how to express our needs and views honestly, effectively and gracefully, without leaving a disaster in our wake. You will find tips on effective communication and body language, as well as guidance on how to handle common difficult situations, including: ́ Dealing with criticism ́ Giving an honest opinion ́ Coping with intimidation ́ Overcoming shyness

Equal Partners Good Friends

Author: Claire Low Rabin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116155
Size: 13.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this book, Claire Rabin examines the connection between inequality in marriage and marital distress. Drawing on extensive research and personal interviews, she stresses the role of friendship in establishing a truly equal relationship.