Growing Yourself Back Up by John Lee
Understanding Emotional Regression

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Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . sweaty palms . . . unbidden tears . . . you feel like a kid . . .

We've all experienced moments when we lose control of a situation and ourselves. Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up, the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author John Lee identifies the circumstances that cause these seemingly uncontrollable feelings and shows how they are directly tied to our experience as children.

No adult, explains Lee, need ever experience the helpless feelings of childhood again. Here are his proven methods and visualization exercises, developed in his popular workshops, for recognizing, preventing, and diffusing regression in ourselves and others. He teaches, for example, that adults cannot be abandoned, they can only be left; if we're feeling abandoned we're regressing. He also reminds us that no matter how overwhelmed we are, adults always have options; if we believe we don't, we're in a regression.

Growing Yourself Back Up will show you how to:
* develop strong emotional boundaries and convey them to others
* learn the Detour Method that reverses regression
* confront without regressing
* communicate with the authority figures who push your buttons
* minimize regression at family functions

Lee offers hope--as well as practical strategies that work--for conquering those childlike feelings of powerlessness that are almost always rooted in regression.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About John Lee

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Born and raised in the historic UK city of St. Albans, John grew up in the lengthy shadow of London, finding as many opportunities as possible to gorge on the capital?s rich diet of museums and galleries. Slowly succumbing to the lure of overseas exotica, he arrived on Canada?s West Coast in 1993 to begin an MA in Political Science at the University of Victoria. Regular home trips to Britain ensued, along with stints living in Tokyo and Montreal, before he returned to British Columbia to become a full-time freelance writer in 1999.Now living in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with a view of snow-capped mountains from his window, John specializes in travel writing and has contributed to more than 120 different publications around the world. These include the Guardian, Independent, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, Travel + Leisure, Global Magazine, US Airways Magazine, British Airways High Life and BBC News Online. He also writes regularly for the travel section of the Toronto Globe and Mail and has a monthly travel column in BC Business Magazine. His stories are archived online at John has worked on eight Lonely Planet titles, including Canada, British Columbia, Western Europe, Vancouver and Europe on a Shoestring.Ever-addicted to new experiences, John?s favourite trips have included the Trans-Siberian Railway, trekking in New Zealand?s Whirinaki rainforest and building his own igloo in the Canadian wilderness. He still has a strong affinity with the UK and visits several times every year to hit as many old pubs as possible, pick-up as much tea as his suitcase will allow and scoff as many bags of cheese and onion crisps as his body will take.
Published February 6, 2010 by Harmony. 242 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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