Is there a scientific formula you can follow to change your life?
Change is hard. But not if you know the 5-step formula that works whether you’re trying to stop smoking or start recycling. Dr. John C. Norcross, an internationally recognized expert, has studied how people make transformative, permanent changes in their lives. Over the past thirty years, he and his research team have helped thousands of people overcome dozens of behavioral ailments. Now his cutting-edge, scientific approach to personal improvement is being made available in this indispensable guide.
Unlike 95 percent of self-help books, the Changeology plan has a documented track record of success. Whether you want to quit overeating or drinking, or end depression, debt, and relationship distress, Dr. Norcross gives you the tools you need to change what you want within 90 days. Changeology shows you:
*¦ How to define your goals and get started in a new direction
* How to pump up your motivation and prepare for self-change
* How to prevent relapses into old patterns
* How to master the skills that will help you sustain change
* How to personalize your journey with Check Yourself assessments and an inter- active website, www.ChangeologyBook.com.
Whatever your goal or resolution, you can use Changeology to achieve a life filled with greater health and happiness.
Change isn't easy but if there's anyone out there who can convert skeptics to believers, it's Norcross. With his steady, avuncular approach, Norcross (Changing for Good), a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton, insists that, whether readers want to weigh less or spend less time in the office, his system will work and for most people, without professional help because it is science-based. Norcross breaks down the process into five steps (Psych, Prepare, Perspire, Persevere, Persist) that can be accomplished in ninety days. Some of his recommendations are common ones: write out your goals and make them public. Ongoing encouragement, along with quizzes and checklists, are what make his approach so compelling. Norcross is a teacher who first spells out what he's going to teach "I'll teach you about the lapse process and how to persevere" and then delivers, providing "ten proven ways to resist the urge to abandon your goal." If there's a fault, it's that Norcross might be a bit too cerebral. To the average smoker who just wants to kick the habit, for instance, the concept of self-efficacy might be irrelevant or out of grasp. Readers should persevere, however; the book is worth it.