Who S Pushing Your Buttons

Author: John Townsend
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418588288
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Button-pushers come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: Their behavior drives us crazy and makes us dream of ways to escape the mess we're in. The person who pushes your buttons is likely someone who matters to you – a spouse, a parent, a boss, a fellow church member. Almost always this difficult person is connected to you by blood, love, faith, or money, so you can't just end the relationship without causing pain and upheaval in your life. Our friends and today's culture will often advise us to abandon such relationships quickly – to end this unpleasant chapter and get on with our lives. Psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend disagrees, "Your button-pusher is not someone you would easily and casually leave. You are intertwined at many levels. It is worth the trouble to take a look at the ways the relationship you had, and want, can be revived and reborn." In this easy-to-read book he offers Expert insights to help you understand your own button-pusher Wise assistance in determining the nature of the problem Compassionate help in identifying your failed attempts to fix things A hope-filled vision for what can be and how to make it come true Rich resources to help you navigate the necessary changes

Handling Difficult People

Author: John Townsend
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781404175679
Size: 80.69 MB
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Let's face it, hard as we try, none of us can avoid contact with difficult people in life. Some people just seen to make life hard for everyone, causing conflict and stress wherever they are. Often they aren't even aware of their effect on others around them, including you! Bestselling author and noted relationship expert, Dr. John Townsend, will help you better understand what makes "button pushers" act the way they do - and why it is so easy for you to allow them to bring out the worst feelings and reactions in you. He challenges you to take personal responsibility and stop responding to difficult people in ways that just don't work! He then offers a whole new repertoire of responses, including specific guidance on healthier attitudes, self-control, and verbal scripts, which will allow you to interact and negotiate with "crazy-makers" on a brand new level. No, you can't always avoid difficult people, but in learning to relate with them more effectively, you'll discover that you are becoming more and more the person God has created you to be.

How To Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons

Author: Albert Ellis
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806538104
Size: 68.41 MB
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“No individual—not even Freud himself—has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy.”—Psychology Today With a New Foreword by Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D. CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY Life can get tough. From unemployment—or overwork—to divorce or remarriage, the challenges of newly blended families, not to mention everyday hassles, stress can feel non-stop. To top it off, technology confronts us with a barrage of seemingly urgent tasks 24/7. It’s no wonder things and people can make you lose your cool. In this landmark book you’ll find a very specific, powerful skill set designed to help you keep any scenario from pushing your buttons—and it works. Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world-renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, provides you with realistic, simple, proven techniques that will significantly reduce your stress levels and help you react effectively, whether the circumstances are professional or personal. Discover: * Ten beliefs we use to let people and situations needlessly push our buttons * A powerful alternative to the kind of thinking that upsets us * The Fatal Foursome—feelings that sabotage you * How to change your irrational thinking using four key steps Whether you’re dealing with colleagues, parents, kids, friends, or lovers, How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons will show you how to enjoy an active, vibrant, successful life. “Don’t get mad or get even—get placid using these techniques for defusing difficult situations.” --Booklist

Hiding From Love

Author: John Sims Townsend
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310201071
Size: 13.50 MB
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When you experience emotional injury, fear, shame, or pride your first impulse is to hide the hurting parts of yourself from God, others, even yourself. Often you've learned these hiding patterns during childhood to protect yourself in a threatening environment. The problem is that when you hide your injuries and frailties, you isolate yourself from the very things you need in order to heal and mature. What served as protection for a child becomes a prison to an adult. In Hiding from Love, Dr. John Townsend helps you to explore thoroughly the hiding patterns you've developed and guides you toward the healing grace and truth that God has built into safe, connected relationships with himself and others. You'll discover: The difference between "good" and "bad" hiding, Why you hide the broken parts of your soul from the God who can heal them, How to be free to make mistakes without fear of exposing your failures and imperfections, How to obtain the joy and wholeness God intends you to have through healthy bonding with others. Hiding from Love will take you on a journey of discovery toward healing, connected relationships, and a new freedom and joy in living.

Dealing With Difficult People

Author: Charles J. Keating
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809125968
Size: 24.95 MB
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Surveys the various types of personalities and recommends methods for handling conflicts with people at home and at work.

People Can T Drive You Crazy If You Don T Give Them The Keys

Author: Mike Bechtle
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441239626
Size: 65.76 MB
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Strange as it may seem, other people are not nearly as committed to our happiness as we are. In fact, sometimes they seem like they're on a mission to make us miserable! There's always that one person. The one who hijacks your emotions and makes you crazy. The one who seems to thrive on drama. If you could just "fix" that person, everything would be better. But we can't fix other people--we can only make choices about ourselves. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people's craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people. More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers' lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.

God Will Make A Way

Author: Henry Cloud
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141856995X
Size: 39.91 MB
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The best-selling book God Will Make a Way by Drs. Cloud and Townsend clearly illustrates the often-surprising ways God shows up and addresses our problems in ways we never dreamed possible. This new companion workbook goes even deeper to help readers thrive relationally, emotionally, and spiritually--especially in difficult times.

Life S Healing Choices Revised And Updated

Author: John Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416567054
Size: 77.59 MB
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LIFE HAPPENS. Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing. We've all been hurt by other people, we've hurt ourselves, and we've hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here? Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book. In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life stories of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future -- one healing choice at a time.

Boundaries With Kids

Author: Henry Cloud
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310565669
Size: 30.10 MB
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Keys for establishing healthy boundaries--the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for children and adults.To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries bring their biblically-based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents:* how to bring control to an out-of-control family life* how to set limits and still be loving parents* how to define legitimate boundaries for the family* how to instill in children a godly character