Change: What Really Leads to Lasting Personal Transformation (Hardback)
  • Change: What Really Leads to Lasting Personal Transformation (Hardback)
zoom

Change: What Really Leads to Lasting Personal Transformation (Hardback)

(author)
£23.99
Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop
Change is often a mystery, one that baffles doctors, therapists, teachers, coaches, parents-and especially those of us who struggle to alter bad habits or simply make lasting improvements in our lives. Why do we suddenly change for the better after years of failed efforts? Why do some of us never escape our self-destructive behaviors, even when we desperately want to? What is it that most reliably and effectively produces growth, learning and development that persist over time? In this vividly written volume, psychotherapist Jeffrey Kottler weaves together inspiring stories and the latest research, taking the reader on a fascinating exploration of human behavior while highlighting what does-and does not-lead to lasting change. Kottler illuminates our many efforts to change-to stop taking drugs, reduce dependencies, leave a destructive relationship, find new and more meaningful work, or adjust to a devastating accident or trauma. Readers are invited to explore key triggers such as hitting bottom, moments of clarity, the power of altruism and service, travel to new surroundings, reading or listening to stories, religious conversion, and much more. Kottler also explores why most changes don't last and what we can do to prevent relapses. Throughout the book, Kottler recounts stories of colleagues and patients-and even recalls episodes from his own life-often moving tales of remarkable, unexpected, and lasting transformation. He looks for instance at a young black basketball star, confined to a wheelchair for life after being shot four times, who turned his life around, becoming a scholar and a PhD. An intriguing glimpse into the complexity of the human psyche, Change will engage anyone who has ever struggled to alter a habit, enrich relationships, recover from disappointment or failure, strive for more meaningful and productive work, deal with anxiety, loneliness, fears, stress, and depression, or transform their lives in any kind of significant way.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199981380
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I was pretty impressed with this book. ... this is an extremely comprehensive work on many aspects of transformation, aiming to show how life changes can be made in many areas of behaviour and environment. It is wonderfully enhanced by a multiplicity of inspirational examples both from Kottler's personal experience (including, for instance, a very touching reference to the death of his mother) and from the hundreds of people he has interviewed and treated within a wide variety of backgrounds. * Terry Goodwin, New Nurturing Potential *

You may also be interested in...

Mindfulness
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Factfulness
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Black Box Thinking
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Psychopath Test
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Added to basket
What a Time to be Alone
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
I'm a Joke and So Are You
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Quiet
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Little Book of Mindfulness
Added to basket
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Mindset - Updated Edition
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.