From the author of The Anxiety Toolkit, an empowering guide to overcoming self-defeating behaviors, using cutting-edge clinical and cognitive-behavioral concepts and tools
Whether we're aware or not, most of us are perpetrators and victims of self-sabotage, a powerful pattern of negative behavior in which we act against our own best interests and then blame ourselves or others for these self-inflicted failures. Self-sabotage can manifest as seemingly innocuous things like not following through on New Year's resolutions or as harmful actions like blaming or abusing someone we love. If left unchecked, it can damage or destroy marriages, careers, friendships, families, and even lives.
In STOP HOLDING YOURSELF BACK, Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit, tackles four key areas of our lives where self-defeating behaviors are most prevalent: our brains/mindsets, self-esteem, relationships and work/money. Blending the latest scientific findings with cutting-edge CBT techniques, Dr. Boyes lays out a practical plan to counter whatever fear, anxiety, guilt, or insecurity is causing you to self-sabotage, including:
* How to identify specific ways you're hurting your success (for ex, setting impossibly high standards, people-pleasing and comparing current relationships to past ones)
* Quizzes at each chapter start to rate your level of self-sabotage in the four areas
* Simple, highly effective steps to quit harmful behaviors and live a healthier, happier life
Covering everything from rumination and envy to imposter syndrome, risk aversion, and over- or undervaluing things, STOP HOLDING YOURSELF BACK is the essential guide to get out of your own way and get on the path to success.
About the Author:
Alice Boyes, PhD, is a former clinical psychologist-turned-writer. The author of The Anxiety Toolkit, she is a popular blogger for Psychology Today (where her articles have over 7 million views) and Business Insider, and contributes to various magazines. Dr. Boyes also serves as the resident emotions expert for Women's Health (Australia/New Zealand Edition), and her research has been published by The American Psychological Association.