According to best-selling self-help authors McKay and Fanning, four major core beliefs keep us from solving our problems: we tell ourselves that we just don't deserve to get what we want, we tell ourselves that the world is too dangerous for us to risk a change, we tell ourselves that we're too incompetent to fix our problem, or we tell ourselves that others are more important and that their needs should always come first. In How to Get There from Here, readers start by assessing which core beliefs are holding them back from solving their problem-and are offered specific self-help strategies to help them overcome these inhibiting beliefs. Readers are then introduced to problem-solving strategies that will help them deal with any problem they face, including step-by-step instructions to help them assess the problem, brainstorm possible solutions, evaluate the consequences of each solution, and develop an action plan to put the best of the new solutions into practice. The cycle closes with an evaluation of how the problem-solving process is going and an assessment of what one might change to improve their outcomes.
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Author Biography - Matthew McKay
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is the author of Visualization for Change and Lifetime Weight Control and coauthor of nine self-help books. Matthew McKay, Ph.D.
, is the clinical director of Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco. McKay is the coauthor of twenty popular books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
, When Anger Hurts
, Prisoners of Belief
, and several professional titles. Additional books written by the authors include The Addiction Workbook
, Self Esteem Companion
, Thoughts & Feelings
, When Anger Hurts Your Kids
, and Couple Skills
, all New Harbinger classics.