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Unlock The Fear : How To Open Yourself Up To Face And Accept Change - Gail A. Caissy

Unlock The Fear

How To Open Yourself Up To Face And Accept Change

Paperback Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9780738207513
Number Of Pages: 270

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<>An informative look at how we often overreact to change and how we can integrate change into our lives. <>

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"This book gives the reader accurate, clear, and practical help in meeting the challenge of change in the information age."

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Understanding the Nature of Change
Change, People, and Progress: A Historical Perspectivep. 9
Major Milestones in Human Historyp. 10
How People Reacted to Changep. 15
Observations about People, Change, and Progress over Timep. 18
Why People Fear Changep. 23
How Change Affects People's Livesp. 23
Reasons Why People Fear Changep. 30
Sources and Kinds of Changep. 43
Sources of Changep. 43
Kinds of Changep. 66
The Process of Adapting to Changep. 69
Change Is a Processp. 70
The Process of Adapting to Significant Changep. 71
Companions to Change
Shattered Illusions, Mistaken Beliefs, and Personal Growthp. 91
Shattered Illusionsp. 92
Mistaken Beliefsp. 97
Personal Growthp. 121
Stress and Changep. 133
What Is Stress?p. 134
Stress Managementp. 144
Change and Lossp. 161
Experiencing Loss Is Difficultp. 161
Losses Change Livesp. 164
Deathp. 166
Losses Need to Be Mournedp. 169
The Process of Mourning a Lossp. 170
Mourning Is Difficult in Our Societyp. 175
Loss Can Lead to Personal Growthp. 178
Coping with Lossp. 179
Depression Related to Lossp. 180
Strategies for Managing Change
Strategies for Managing Changep. 185
Acknowledge and Accept the Inevitability of Changep. 186
Acknowledge and Accept the Uncertainty of the Futurep. 188
Learn about Change and the Process of Adapting to Changep. 189
Plan for Changep. 191
Avoid Making Too Many Changes at Oncep. 195
Structure and Stability Are Essentialp. 196
Maintain Good Mental and Emotional Healthp. 199
Build and Maintain Social Supportsp. 201
Develop a Positive Attitude toward Changep. 203
Don't Be Afraid of Mistakes and Failurep. 205
Face Problems: Don't Avoid Themp. 206
Have a Sense of Humorp. 209
A Solid Core of Personal Values Is Importantp. 210
What Can I Learn from This Change?p. 213
Work at Overcoming Fear of Changep. 214
Handle Change in Manageable Pieces: One Step at a Timep. 216
Learn to Accept Realityp. 217
Maintain Routinesp. 218
Examine Your Beliefs for Validityp. 219
Get Stress under Controlp. 220
Mourn Your Lossesp. 221
A Sense of Control Is Necessaryp. 222
Use Positive Self-Talkp. 222
Keep Traditions Alivep. 224
Have Confidence in Yourselfp. 225
Getting Help and Supportp. 227
Self-Educationp. 227
Talking to Friends and Familyp. 229
Joining a Support Groupp. 230
Seeking Professional Helpp. 233
Conclusionp. 241
Endnotesp. 243
Recommonded Readingsp. 245
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780738207513
ISBN-10: 0738207519
Series: How to Open Yourself Up to Face and Accept Change
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st February 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1