Self-Defeating Behaviors
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Self-Defeating Behaviors : Free Yourself from the Habits, Compulsions, Feelings, and Attitudes That Hold You Back

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"The most detailed examinations of self-defeating behavior I have ever read.... Very useful." - Albert Ellis, PH.D., President, Institute of Rational-emotive therapy, and author of A New Guide to Rational Living "Some of my patients would not need therapy if they would read this book." - Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, author of The Power of Optimism The groundbreaking theory expounded in Self-Defeating Behaviors asserts that, with each new moment, people have the ability to make a choice for either a self-defeating or self-enhancing behavior; this is the guide to freeing ourselves from the inappropriate and crippling behaviors that sabotage our success.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134.62 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062501976
  • 9780062501974
  • 205,250

Review quote

"The most detailed examinations of self-defeating behavior I have ever read. Contains some very useful methods of defeating self-defeatism."--Albert Ellis, PH.D., President, Institute of Rational-emotive therapy, and author of "A New Guide To Rational Living""Some of my patients would not need therapy if they would read this book."--Dr. Alan Loy McGinnis, author of "The Power of Optimism""We can choose to use self-defeating or life-enhancing behaviors. The first time a self-defeating behavior eased a difficult time was probably an accident. After that, we chose it. Now, we can un-choose it...."[Self-Defeating Behaviors] "is logical and most helpful."--"The Phoenix"show more

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A guide to freeing ourselves from the inappropriate and crippling behaviors that sabotage our success.show more

About Milton R. Cudney

Milton R. Cudney, Ph.D., (1930-1992) was a professor of counseling at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Cudney originated the theory to eliminate self-defeating behaviors which asserts that at each new moment people have the ability to make a choice for either a self-defeating or life-enhancing behavior.show more

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