The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

A research-based tool kit for moving past what’s holding you back—in life, in love, and in work.

We all experience stuckness in our lives. We feel stuck in our relationships, career paths, body struggles, addiction issues, and more. Many of us know what we need to do to move forward—but find ourselves unable to take the leap to make it happen. And then we blame and shame ourselves, and stay in a loop of self-doubt that goes nowhere.

The good news is you’re not lazy, crazy, or unmotivated. In this empowering and action-oriented guide, you’ll discover why we can’t think our way forward—and how to break through what’s holding us back. Using an eclectic approach and a customizable plan that’s as direct or as deep as you want, this life-changing guide empowers you to:
break old habits and patternsgain perspective on pain and trauma from the pastfree yourself from the torturous “why” questionstake control of your choices to create the life you want 
Bringing together research-backed solutions that range from shadow work to reparenting, embodied healing, and other clinical practices, along with empowering personal stories, this book is a hands-on road map for moving forward with purpose, confidence, and the freedom to become who you’re truly meant to be.

Britt Frank
hr min
March 22
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

Jourdan2402 ,

Very Insightful

I give this book 5/5 stars and I don't rate this lightly. Not only does this book provide a different perspective on how to view trauma, anxiety, friendships, and much more, it also provides a 5 minute challenge at the end of each chapter. There are books out there that will educate you but not give "homework" or tools that are realistic. I like books that are interactive and give you something to sit on or think about. I believe people learn best when not only reading or listening to Information but also practicing it to get a feel of what it's like.

The author also notes at the beginning of the book to take what applies and leave the rest. I kept this in mind when reading the book. She's also said..

"The information in this book refers to those for whom choice, relative safety and access to resources is readily available. The information in this book does not apply to situations of abuse, oppression, enslavement, severe and persistent mental illness, power differentials, or systemic racism. Any practices that encourage you to examine your self talk or to "change your mind to change your mood" have the potential to be toxic and victim blaming. As a general rule "managing your thoughts" works only if you're in a safe environment where choices are available."

When I am learning something new, I take it all in thinking it can apply to me, which in reality, what works for someone else may not work for me, and vice versa.

I've been doing my best to read this book when I am not in therapy. I treat it as a study guide, my therapy sessions as classes, and apply what I have learned from both to the test, my current situation.

Some of my favorite chapters are 1, 2, 3 and, 9. I've done lots of highlighting in this book as well.

I would definitely recommend this book if you are feeling stuck, need to challenge yourself, or feel like learning something new. I guarantee you will finish the book learning a new skill to apply to your situation. If your situation is currently causing significant distress, perhaps get into therapy (if you have the means) before starting this book. It's obviously not a replacement for therapy but can be beneficial to read while working with a mental health professional.

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