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Taking Charge When You're Not in Control

Taking Charge When You're Not in Control by Patricia Wiklund
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Control is a myth. Sooner or later, all of us run into people and situations we have absolutely no control over. That's precisely when we need to step in and take charge. As nationally renowned psychotherapist and author Patricia Wiklund, Ph.D., shows in this persuasive new book, taking charge means valuing yourself for who you are and using your strengths to achieve what's important. Warm, practical, and appealing down-to-earth, Taking Charge When You're Not in Control offers real solutions to difficult everyday issues.

Dr. Wiklund argues that being a victim is fundamentally a state of mind. Once we clarify how we feel about what life has dealt us, we gain the power to emerge from the victim mentality and embrace our best options truthfully and capably. Even if we can't change outside events, we can change the way we react. That's charge now, we become freer, stronger, and more fully ourselves. This complete program of self-understanding includes how to

• Confront—and defuse—the "out of control" people in our lives
• Stop the labeling, blaming, shaming, and feeling guilty game
• Achieve real change without relying on conventional self-help programs
• Release yourself from the victim mentality once and for all
• Let go, forgive, and feel your absolute strongest emotionally
• Free yourself of anxiety, self-doubt, anger, and frustration
And much more

Taking Charge When You're Not in Control is not a recovery book but rather a book about being—and feeling—recovered. Here you'll find exercises, anecdotes, and great advice to help you start taking charge—right now. You can live a rewarding,successful, deeply satisfying life. Let this uplifting book be your guide.
Random House Publishing Group; June 2000
288 pages; ISBN 9780345443304
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Title: Taking Charge When You're Not in Control
Author: Patricia Wiklund
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