Out of the Box for Life: (Being Free Is Just a Choice)

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9780060191009: Out of the Box for Life: (Being Free Is Just a Choice)

In this radical approach to psychological wellness, psychotherapist Dr. Warren Berland proves that no matter how stuck you feel or how deep your psychological wounds, you can be free. No training is necessary. It doesn't even have to take a lot of time. In Out of the Box for Life, you are given the keys to a happy, healthy life.

Berland's box is a metaphor for the way many of us live our livestrapped in a prison of our own making. Through a series of remarkably simple exercises, Berland shows readers how to almost immediately break free of their psychological prisons, essentially by taping over that annoying negative voice that plays in many a head on a continuous loop. He demonstrates how to accept that the thoughts and feelings we identify as ourselves, and which we hold so dear, are not us. The feelings of fear, worry, and insecurity reflect a mechanistic response to life rather than an expression of our true self. When we embrace this realization, our emotions lose their power over us.

With his groundbreaking method, Dr. Berland has helped people deal with everything from everyday malaise to anger, eating problems, relationship issues, and illness. The success stories are astonishing. In these pages, you'll meet Larry and Mimi, a couple on the brink of divorce, who got out of the box and became more loving and intimate with each other than ever before. Beth, a woman with cancer, used the method to shift her focus from fear to healing. Mark, a troubled thirty-one-year-old man who had never been in a relationship, saw a love affair blossom.

Berland has been using his short-term, solution-oriented approach to psychotherapy for fifteen yearsand now the public and HMOs are finally catching up. No longer is it necessary to spend years on the couch revisiting old hurts and past traumas. And no longer are insurance companies willing to pick up the tab.

Out of the Box for Life will show you how to find freedom and possibility in each moment. Surrender to this inner knowing and strengthen your resolve, and your confidence will grow. You will also help raise the standard for all humankind. In setting yourself free, you take everyone a step forward. This book represents a true turning point in our quest for wholeness. There is no greater calling and no greater reward.

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About the Author:

Warren Berland holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He has a private practice in New York City and has been widely recognized for his work with couples, individuals, and those who are seriously ill. Dr. Berland has worked closely with Bernie Siegel and is one of three therapists in New York City trained by Dr. John Gray. He has worked at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and his work has appeared in the premier mind-body journal Advances.

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"A liberating, clear-eyed, and open-hearted approach to peace of mind, body, and spirit. OUT OF THE BOX FOR LIFE is especially useful to those many people who still feel stuck after years of therapy." -- Henry Dreher, author of THE IMMUNE POWER PERSONALITY

"Among all the books on self-care and health, OUT OF THE BOX FOR LIFE is a stand-out. Berland's deep grounding and thorough research are evident on every page, and the sensitive, practical program is sure to make a difference in many lives." -- Dr. Dennis T. Jaffe, author of HEALING FROM WITHIN

"Berland has invented a simple, practical method for rapidly resolving problems, a method that has the potential to take us toward happiness and fulfillment in our lives. Read the book. Use the method. But be warned: This book could be hazardous to your sense of limitations." -- Bill O'Hanlon, author of A BRIEF GUIDE to BRIEF THERAPY; STOP BLAMING, START LOVING; and LOVE IS A VERB

"Dr. Berland has developed a simple step by step program that will move you rapidly to a state of freedom and choice, bringing you a sense of tremendous well being." -- Robert Shaw, M.D., Medical Director, the Family Institute of Berkeley

"Dr. Berland has written a touching, practical and innovative guide for healing our emotional lives. This is an invaluable tool for self-discovery and self-love." -- Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D., author of DR. GAYNOR'S CANCER PREVENTION PROGRAM and HEALING ESSENCE: A CANCER DOCTOR'S PRACTICAL PROGRAM FOR HOPE AND RECOVERY

"If you feel as if your life should be fuller, richer, and more joyful, but don't know how to take the next step, read OUT OF THE BOX FOR LIFE." -- Larry Dossey, M.D, author of BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR, PRAYER IS GOOD MEDICINE, and HEALING WORDS, Executive Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

"In OUT OF THE BOX FOR LIFE, Warren Berland, Ph.D. teaches people how they can facilitate deep, long-lasting changes in their self-esteem, their relationships, and their lives. Berland has drawn on his own research and clinical work to write an excellent, provocative, and practical book." -- Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., co-author, THE MYTHIC PATH, and co-editor of BROKEN IMAGES, BROKEN SELVES

"Warren Berland has written a deceptively simple, wonderfully practical book for folks interested in generative living. I highly recommend this book to you, as I will recommend it to clients of mine." -- Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.,Psychotherapist, author, THE COURAGE TO LOVE

Warren Berland has learned what it takes to live an authentic life. Read his words of wisdom so you can break out of your box and live. -- Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING and LOVE, MEDICINE, AND MIRACLES

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