McGraw-Hill Digital
Libro ebook The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome, Harriet Braiker
Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Digital
Categories: Health & well being
Categories: Men's health
Categories: Baby names
Language: Inglés
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: 14.99 (14.99)
ePub with Adobe DRM
Publishing year: 2002
Pages 285
Size: 2.08 Mb
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ISBN: 9780071385640
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Synopsis of The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome

What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty!

"A fascinating book... If you   struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"­­Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast

People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage.

Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive,   practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery.

Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the   Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome.

As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally   see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.

Table of Contents of The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome

Part One: People-Pleasing Mindsets 
Chapter 2: Toxic Thoughts 
Chapter 3: It s Okay Not to Be Nice 
Chapter 4: Putting Others First 
Chapter 5: There s More to You Than How Much You Do 
Chapter 6: Nice People Can Say No  
Part Two: People-Pleasing Habits 
Chapter 7: Learning to Please: Approval Addiction 
Chapter 8:Why Can t You Get Your Parents Approval? 
Chapter 9: Love at All Costs 
Chapter 10: Romantic Addiction 
Part Three: People-Pleasing Feelings
Chapter 11: Once More,Without Feelings 
Chapter 12: The Fear of Anger 
Chapter 13:Words Can Really Hurt You 
Chapter 14: How Far Would You Go to Avoid a Confrontation?
Chapter 15: Small Steps, Big Changes 
The 21-Day Action Plan for Curing the Disease to Please
A User s Guide to the 21-Day Action Plan 
Day 1: Don t Say Yes When You Want to Say No  
Day 2: The Broken Record Technique 
Day 3: The Counteroffer 
Day 4:What to Say If You Want to Say No : The SandwichTechnique
Day 5: The Reverse Sandwich Technique 
Day 6: Rewriting the Ten Commandments of   People-Pleasing 
Day 7: Rewriting the Seven Deadly Shoulds 
Day 8: Taking Care of You 
Day 9: Talking Yourself Out of Approval Addiction
Day 10: To Do or Not to Do, That Is the Question 
Day 11: Tag, You re It
Day 12: It s Okay Not to Be Nice 
Day 13: The Anger Scale 
Day 14: The Relaxation Breath 
Day 15: Anger-Up 
Day 16: Anger-Down 
Day 17: TIME OUT
Day 18: Stress Inoculation 
Day 19: Solve a Problem with a Friend, Not for a Friend 
Day 20: Correcting Faulty Assumptions 
Day 21: Celebrate Your Cure 
Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts 

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