I'm OK - You're OK

I'm OK - You're OK

"This practical guide to Transactional Analysis is a unique approach to your problems. Hundres of thousands of people have found this phenomenal breakthrough in psychotherapy a turning point in their lives. In sensible, non-technical language Thomas A Harris explains how to gain control of yourself, your relationships andyour future -- no matter what happened in the past. Originally published by Jonthan Cape as The Book of Choice."

I'm Ok, You're Ok

I'm Ok, You're Ok

This practical guide to Transactional Analysis is a unique approach to your problems. Hundreds of thousands of people have found this phenomenal breakthrough in psychotherapy a turning point in their lives. In sensible, non-technical language Thomas A Harris explains how to gain control of yourself, your relationships and your future - no matter what happened in the past.

I'm OK, You're My Parents

How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works

I'm OK, You're My Parents

A guilt-free guide for adults seeking more satisfying relationships with their parents In a recent study, half of all Americans rated their relationship with at least one parent as either "poor" or "terrible," and more than a third felt this way about both parents. As life expectancy continues to rise and the parent-child relationship extends further into adulthood, this problem is becoming more prevalent than ever. Now, psychologist Dale Atkins presents a step-by-step plan for adults trying to come to terms with parents who are only human--before it is too late. In I'm OK, You're My Parents, Atkins applies the same intelligent, no-nonsense approach that's made her a frequent guest on top-rated TV shows. She urges a restructuring of the relationships between adults and their aging parents and gives practical, specific advice on how to exorcise the demons of anger and resentment, untangle financial arrangements that cause stress and feelings of powerlessness, set limits on your parents' demands for time and attention, turn a spouse or friends into a powerful resource, overcome your own resistance to change, and discover the redemptive power of humor. This book draws on Atkins' twenty-five years of experience as a relationship expert to present a comprehensive guide to repairing difficult relationships, gaining control, and building a life that you and your parents can live with for years to come.

Motivation, Ability and Confidence Building in People

Motivation, Ability and Confidence Building in People

In order to get the best out of people in organisations, managers need to address the fundamental principals of people management: those of motivation, ability and confidence building. This proposed book aims to bring together clarity and understanding of these three main areas in one text with anecdotes and practical examples to enable managers to gain demonstrable improvements in organisational performance through their people. The material will be underpinned with just enough theory to establish a rationale for practice. While a highly practical text, the aim is to meet many of the learning outcome requirements of the Certificate in Management and Diploma in Management people management / empowerment modules

Counselling for Toads

A Psychological Adventure

Counselling for Toads

'Toad', the famous character in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is in a very depressed state and his good friends Rat, Mole and Badger, are 'worried that he might do something silly'... First they nursed him. Then they encouraged him. Then they told him to pull himself together... Finally, Badger could stand it no longer. That admirable animal, though long on exhortation, was short on patience. 'Now look here Toad, this can go on no longer', he said sternly. 'There is only one thing left. You must have counselling!' Robert de Board's engaging account of Toad's experience of counselling will capture the imagination of the growing readership of people who are interested in counselling and the counselling process. Written as a real continuation of life on the River Bank, Toad and his friends come to life all over again. Heron, the counsellor, uses the language and ideas of transactional analysis as his counselling method. Through the dialogues which make up the ten sessions, or chapters of the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence. He meets his 'rebellious child' and his 'adult' along the way, and by the end of the book, as debonair as ever he was, is setting out on a completely new adventure. As readers learn about Toad, so they can learn about themselves and be encouraged to take the path of psychological growth and development. Best-selling author, Robert de Board says: 'Toad's experiences are based on my own experiences of counselling people over a period of twenty years. Counselling for Toads is really an amalgamation of the many counselling sessions I have held and contains a distillation of the truths I have learnt from practice.' Appropriate for anyone approaching counselling for the first time, whether as a student or as a client, or for the professional counsellor looking for something to recommend to the hesitant, Counselling for Toads will appeal to both children and adults of all ages.

My God's Ok-Your God's Ok

My God's Ok-Your God's Ok

A Collection of Profound Nonsense & Pondersome Witticisms Throughout history mankind has wondered about the mystery of God, the diversity of religion, the meaning of life, the necessity of death, the outline of eternity, and the end of everything and all of us. Luckily, there have always been explanations available in substitution for the need for reflection. Unfortunetly, the answers offered have varied from time to time and place to place rendering their reliability suspect to some. Hence, there is a lack of universal consensus on any of these matters to-date. In the interest of the survival of at least a select sample of our species - its time to gracefully agree to disagree, segregate fact from fiction, and move on - TOGETHER! If we manage to keep our myths to ourselves in no time at all we will have a Wall-Mart on the Moon - on both sides! And soon after there will be a Starbucks on every level spot of each planet in the Steamed Milky Way.

Wonderland

The Zen of Alice

Wonderland

Written in the non-traditional, humorous, and slightly irreverent tone of books like Sit Down and Shut Up, and Dharma Punxs, Wonderlandis a highly original riff on Alice in Wonderland, using the classic story as a jumping off point for conveying the Zen concept of ‘One Mind’. Daniel Silberberg’s first book is a unique contribution to contemporary American Zen, which honors its historic roots and yet strikes out into fresh areas. It presents a lively mix of tone and quotation and levels of discourse, from citing Timeless Spring or the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup. With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him, Daniel Silberberg reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world around us and the way it actually is. Daniel Silberberg’s take on a variety of Buddhist ideas and concepts are immediately useful and relevant. The reader will find that it addresses directly some of the issues they are dealing with in their own practice. The author’s insights and experiences come from his experience leading a large Zen community and from his almost thirty years of Zen Training in the lineage of the highly revered teachers Genpo Roshi and Maezumi Roshi.

Not All Big Kids Are Bullies

Not All Big Kids Are Bullies

If someone walks up to a big guy and says, man youre big, do you play football, its OK, but if I walked up to a short guy and said, men youre short are you a jockey, then Im the smart ass. If someone walked up to me and said, Hows it going big guy, its OK, but if I walked up to a short guy and say Hows it going little man then Im the jerk. Remember not all southerners are racist, not all New Yorker's are rude, not all short guys have a Napoleon complex and not all big kids are bullies. God created everyone differently for a reason! Accept who you are reject what you think people think you should be