The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome

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ISBN: 9780071706353
Release Date: 2002-03-06
Number of pages: 288
Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome in PDF and EPUB What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.


The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome

Filename: the-disease-to-please-curing-the-people-pleasing-syndrome.pdf
ISBN: 9780071385640
Release Date: 2002-02-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome in PDF and EPUB What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"­­Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.


The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome

Filename: the-disease-to-please-curing-the-people-pleasing-syndrome.pdf
ISBN: 0071385649
Release Date: 2002-02-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Disease to Please Curing the People Pleasing Syndrome in PDF and EPUB What's wrong with being a "people pleaser?" Plenty! "A fascinating book... If you struggle with where, when, and how to draw the line between your own desires and the demands of others, buy this book!"­­Kay Redfield Jamison, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast People pleasers are not just nice people who go overboard trying to make everyone happy. Those who suffer from the Disease to Please are people who say "Yes" when they really want to say "No." For them, the uncontrollable need for the elusive approval of others is an addiction. Their debilitating fears of anger and confrontation force them to use "niceness" and "people-pleasing" as self-defense camouflage. Featured on NBC's "Today," The Disease to Please explodes the dangerous myth that "people pleasing" is a benign problem. Best-selling author and frequent "Oprah" guest Dr. Harriet Braiker offers clear, positive, practical, and easily do-able steps toward recovery. Begin with a simple but revealing quiz to discover what type of people-pleaser you are. Then learn how making even small changes to any single portion of the Disease to Please Triangle - involving your thoughts, feelings, and behavior - will cause a dramatic, positive and long-lasting change to the overall syndrome. As a recovered peoplepleaser, you will finally see that a balanced way of living that takes others into consideration but puts the emphasis first on pleasing yourself and gaining your own approval is the clearest path to health and happiness.


Anxious to Please

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ISBN: 9781402231759
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Craig English
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online Anxious to Please in PDF and EPUB Do you (or does someone you know)... --Apologize frequently or for things you are not responsible for? --Get preoccupied with what other people think of you? --Become unhappy when your partner isn't happy? --Feel worried or fretful so often it seems normal? --Often not know what you want? --Constantly second-guess yourself? Chronic Niceness affects multitudes, causing severe anxiety and depression, crippling self-esteem, and undermining and destroying relationships Anxious to Please reveals the primary psychological cause of Chronic Niceness--Anxious Attachment. Anxious Attachment drives the Nice Person to accommodate, acquiesce and avoid conflict. Nice People take what they're given rather than asking for what they want, often sacrificing relationship, careers and their own integrity. Anxious to Please presents seven powerful practices designed to bring about: resilient self-esteem; a happier and calmer emotional life; a reality-based optimism for the future; fulfilling sex; and satisfying relationships.


Who s Pulling Your Strings How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

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ISBN: 0071435689
Release Date: 2003-09-22
Number of pages: 256
Author: Harriet Braiker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online Who s Pulling Your Strings How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life in PDF and EPUB A powerful program to stop manipulators in their tracks In Who's Pulling Your Strings?, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, New York Times bestselling author of The Disease to Please, explains how depression, low self-esteem, anger, and feelings of helplessness can be caused by relationships with manipulative people. She exposes the most common methods of manipulators, and with the help of selfassessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, she helps you recognize and end the manipulative cycle for good.


Too Nice for Your Own Good

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ISBN: 0446597015
Release Date: 2014-07-02
Number of pages: 152
Author: Duke Robinson
Publisher:

Download and read online Too Nice for Your Own Good in PDF and EPUB With the poignant honesty of Robert Fulghum and the good sense of "Dear Abby", this practical guide shows effective ways to avoid being "too" nice and reclaim a satisfying and fulfilling life. Most people are raised to be "nice". But some just overdo it. They want to be perfect: always helpful, always available, never distinguishing between their own needs and those of others. Inside they're frustrated and unhappy. By analyzing the nine most common pitfalls, "Good Intentions" shows how the afflicted can liberate themselves from this damaging behavior, assert their own needs, and still remain the "good person" they've always wanted to be.


The Need to Please

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ISBN: 9781608826094
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Micki Fine
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online The Need to Please in PDF and EPUB Do you have a hard time saying no to others, no matter how outrageous their requests? If so, you might be a chronic people-pleaser. Unfortunately, because we live in a society that praises putting the needs of others before ourselves, it can be difficult to break this bad habit. And while thinking of others is always commendable, there is a fine line between sacrifice and senseless approval seeking. In The Need to Please, a leading mindfulness expert and psychotherapist provides compassionate, mindfulness-based techniques that will help chronic people-pleasers like you address and overcome your fears of failure, inappropriate self-sacrificing, loss of personal identity, and voracious need of approval. In addition, you will learn to put an end to the codependent behaviors that lie at the heart of being a people-pleaser. Change is hard—especially when it means going against years of social conditioning. But if you’re ready to “Just Say No,” to others’ demands and start saying, “Yes” to your own needs, this book can help. You can find out more about these mindfulness techniques at www.livingmindfully.org.


The Approval Fix

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ISBN: 9781455551170
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Number of pages: 160
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Approval Fix in PDF and EPUB Everybody wants to be loved. We all need affirmation, acceptance, and approval. Let's face it: It feels good to be appreciated and admired. But when we depend on the approval of others to feel good about ourselves, it's impossible to have emotional stability or a healthy self-image. And when our value is based on how people see us rather than God's unconditional love for us, our desire for approval can become an addiction. In THE APPROVAL FIX, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer gives you practical insights that will help you learn how to accept who you are and become the unique individual God created you to be. You'll experience greater confidence, deeper emotional stability, and healthier relationships-the life you're really longing for. Today, discover the truth about God's love for you and approval of you. And enjoy the freedom to be the amazing person you can be in Him! Derived from material previously published in Approval Addiction.


Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People

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ISBN: 0595182739
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 256
Author: Harriet B. Braiker
Publisher: Backinprint.com

Download and read online Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People in PDF and EPUB ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP? The symptoms vary from stomach pains to blinding headaches, from chronic backaches to severe colds… The causes are varied—from a spouse who is withdrawing sexually, to a parent who is overly critical, to a lover who isn’t “ready” to commit, to a boss who is abusive… There are periods of stress in every relationship, but psychological studies reveal that some relationships can reach poisonous levels of toxic emotions—and that our response to these stresses can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. Are you involved in such a relationship? If so, what can you do about it? Lethal Lovers and Poisonous People shows you!


The Type E Woman

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ISBN: 9780595222735
Release Date: 2002-04
Number of pages: 308
Author: Harriet B. Braiker
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online The Type E Woman in PDF and EPUB The high-achieving Type E woman-the woman who is trying to excel in multiple roles and be everything to everybody-is the victim of her own success. The more she shows she can do, the more others demand of her. And the cost to her physical and mental health can be enormous. By understanding the conflicts underlying Type E behavior, and by adopting Dr. Braiker's Type E stress management program, women can be successful without killing themselves by trying to do and have it all. In addition to exposing the Everything-to-Everybody stress syndrome and examining its psychological causes, Dr. Harriet Braiker, who first identified Type E, shows how to tell if you are a Type E woman, gives strategies and exercises to build better stress resistance, and presents a 21-Day Mental Workout Training Program to help manage the barrage of demands that threaten to overwhelm Type E women. The Type E Woman is the book for all women who strive to achieve in and outside of the workplace-for women of any age, in any position of life. It is for every woman trying to juggle multiple roles, as the majority of women today do.


Approval Junkie

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ISBN: 9780553419948
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 288
Author: Faith Salie
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Download and read online Approval Junkie in PDF and EPUB From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author's adventures during her lifelong quest for approval Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether she’s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcism to save her toxic marriage, or baking a 3D excavator cake for her son’s birthday, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker—an “approval junkie,” if you will. In this collection of daring, honest essays, Salie shares stories from her lifelong quest for gold stars, recounting her strategy for winning (very Southern) high school beauty pageant; her struggle to pick the perfect outfit to wear to her divorce; and her difficulty falling in love again, and then conceiving, in the years following her mother’s death. With thoughtful irreverence, Salie reflects on why she tries so hard to please others, and herself, highlighting a phenomenon that many people—especially women—experience at home and in the workplace. Equal parts laugh-out loud funny and poignant, Approval Junkie is one woman’s journey to realizing that seeking approval from others is more than just getting them to like you—it's challenging yourself to achieve, and survive, more than you ever thought you could.


The Assertiveness Workbook

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ISBN: 9781608824168
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Number of pages: 216
Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Download and read online The Assertiveness Workbook in PDF and EPUB Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.


Approval Addiction

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ISBN: 9781444703764
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Number of pages: 272
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Approval Addiction in PDF and EPUB 'There is an epidemic of insecurity in our society today. Many people are insecure and feel bad about themselves, which steals their joy and causes major problems in all their relationships.' 'The good news is that there is a cure for the approval addiction!' APPROVAL ADDICTION asks why so many of us have an overwhelming need for acceptance from the wider world - and provides the key to breaking free from this addiction. Joyce Meyer's groundbreaking book, now available with a new look for the B-format edition: · Demonstrates that you can accept who you are · Identifies the cause of our addictive need for approval · Helps you to be released from the chains of past · Guides you through steps to break the pattern for the future Joyce writes from raw, personal knowledge of how insecurity and low self-esteem - stemming in her case from damaging childhood experiences - can leave us feeling constantly frustrated and lacking real peace or joy. It was through embracing the knowledge that she is unconditionally loved by God that she found inner security and the power to live her life to her full potential.


Pleasing You Is Destroying Me

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ISBN: 0849933471
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 235
Author: Bobbie Reed
Publisher: W Publishing Group

Download and read online Pleasing You Is Destroying Me in PDF and EPUB People pleasers always say yes to any request for help regardless of the consequences to their own needs, schedules, or energy levels. Instead of trying to please others at the expense of pleasing God, readers will learn to take responsibility for their own opinions and develop a strong sense of self-esteem.


Bitches on a Budget

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ISBN: 9781101171134
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Number of pages: 336
Author: Rosalyn Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Bitches on a Budget in PDF and EPUB A witty, recession-era guide to being thrifty while not forgoing the fabulous. Today's woman may have a dwindling stock portfolio, but that shouldn't make her bite one well-manicured nail with worry. Rosalyn Hoffman dishes up the wisdom women need to get perfect style without busting what's left of their bank accounts. The author is a recession-era fashion guru, travel agent, grooming consultant, therapist, sommelier, and life coach all rolled into one, and with this book vows no coupon clipping, Prada depriving, carb hating allowed. Because it doesn't take oodles of moola to live well- and that's one trend that will never go out of style.