Changepower!: 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
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Do you have a habit you really want to change but still can't? Maybe you know how dangerous smoking is but can't put down the pack or have massive credit card debt but can't help making another purchase. With Meg Selig's new book, move beyond willpower and succeed with changepower-the synergy that comes from combining willpower with other resources, useful outside supports, and wise strategies.

Author Biography

Meg Selig, LPC, NBCC, is a professor of counseling at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO.

Table of Contents

Springboard: Change by Choicep. 1
Discover Your Place on the Wheel of Changep. 3
Try the Quick-Change Pathp. 17
Detect Your Success Patternp. 24
Respect the Power of Habit and Addictionp. 30
Know the Key Factor in Habit Change Successp. 37
The Precontemplation Stage: Open the Doorp. 41
View Your Habit With a Compassionate Eyep. 43
Know When True Self-Care Morphs Into False Self-Carep. 48
Reduce Harmp. 53
Decide on Your "Change Point"p. 56
If Your Habit Is Out of Control, Get Helpp. 59
Open the Doorp. 62
The Contemplation Stage: Discover Your Motivatorsp. 65
Wake Up From Your Habit Trancep. 67
Keep Scorep. 73
Welcome the Painp. 78
Think Big: Spark Your Change With These Eight Great Motivatorsp. 83
Pump Up Your Motivationp. 95
Change Your Self-Talkp. 100
Dare to Decidep. 105
The Preparation Stage: Use Plan Powerp. 111
Think Small: Start Your Change With a Gentle Mini-Goalp. 115
Build Your Plan With These 12 Super-Toolsp. 122
Back Up Wimpy Willpower With the Right Super-Toolsp. 129
Surround Yourself With Supportp. 133
Give Yourself a Mental Vaccinationp. 140
Make Your Change Plan-and Tweak It as You Gop. 143
The Action Stage: Now Do It!p. 155
Use the Action Super-Tools on Change Day-and Every Dayp. 157
Ride Out the Cravings With These Proven Techniquesp. 161
Speak Upp. 167
Brace Yourself for the Change-Back Squadp. 173
Shape Up a Flabby Plan With These Easy Fixesp. 179
Lapse and Relapse: Turn Setbacks Into Successp. 185
Prevent Lapses and Relapsesp. 189
Deal With the Dreadful "D Feelings" if You Do Relapsep. 195
Try Againp. 200
The Maintenance Stage: Keep On Keeping Onp. 205
Keep on Keeping on With Maintenance Super-Toolsp. 207
Keep Your Life in Balancep. 215
Climb a Few Rungs on the Happiness Ladderp. 219
The Termination Stage: Celebrating and Moving Onp. 223
Know Your Final Destinationp. 225
Build a Better Life With Habit Change Skillsp. 228
Add More Power to Changepower!p. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 235
Endnotesp. 239
Select Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 261
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