Change Your Life and Everyone In It ! Audio Book

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(formerly titled Fire Your Shrink! Do-It-Yourself Strategies for Changing Your Life and Everyone In It

AUDIOBOOK - Read by the author, Michele Weiner-Davis

Abridged, this audiobook covers what Michele considers to be the high points of the book, Change Your Life and Everyone In It

About the book:

If you’re fed up with being told why you have problems instead of what you can do about them – if you’re tired of examining your feelings and you’re ready for action – here’s good news. Finally, an effective, down-to-earth, simple-to-implement approach presented in plain English and brought to life with stories of people who have triumphed over all-too-familiar frustrations. No matter what your problem, no matter how hopeless it seems, there is a solution, Change Your Life and Everyone In It will help you discover it.

If you’ve got a problem in your life that just won’t go away, “I’ve tried everything.” Is probably a familiar thought. Somehow, the harder you try to make things better, the worse they get. Maybe, in frustration, you’ve turned to self-help books or even a therapist for “expert” advice. You’ve tried “talking it out” and “expressing your feelings.” You’ve scrutinized the past for clues to what makes you tick and why others respond the way they do. But somehow, analyzing the problem to death hasn’t alleviated it.

The truth is, as Michele Weiner-Davis discovered when she set out to practice psychotherapy, you don’t have to go on a psycho-archaeology expedition to solve your problems. Exploring your childhood doesn’t help you to escape the stranglehold of the past. Knowing why you behave destructively doesn’t stop you from overeating or overreacting, curb depression or panic attacks, or build healthy, happy relationships. Even worse, continually thinking and talking about problems makes you feel hopeless.

Determined to find a better way, Michele developed a radically different approach, based on the principles of Solution-oriented Brief Therapy (SBT). Suddenly she was witnessing spectacular triumphs. People who had been stuck for years turned their lives around within days. The transformations were real, immediate, and lasting.

Inspired, Michele shared her techniques for saving troubled marriages in the best-selling Divorce Busting. When readers told her of the amazing results they’d achieved with it, she realized that she could help countless others by showing how the same strategies can be applied to any personal or interpersonal problem. The result is Change Your Life and Everyone In It, (formerly titled, Fire Your Shrink!), a powerful blueprint for bringing about the changes you dream of in your moods, relationships, parenting, work, or any other area of your life – without professional assistance.

Drawing on more than a decade of experience with individuals, couples, and families, Michele explains:

- what makes change – immediate, enduring change – possible
- why looking to the past for understanding prolongs the problem
- how to find “the expert within” and break free of unproductive ways of thinking, feeling, and acting
- how to translate overwhelming problems into achievable goals
- how, despite what you’ve been told, you can change other people as well as yourself

Most important, she shows how to discover the simple but truly revolutionary solutions that often lie right under your nose.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 – Why Ask Why?
Chapter 2 – Putting the Past Behind You
Chapter 3 – The Anatomy of Change
Chapter 4 – The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Chapter 5 – The Butterfly Effect
Chapter 6 – If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else
Chapter 7 – If It Works, Don’t Fix It
Chapter 8 – Do Something Different
Chapter 9 – Act As If
Chapter 10 – Do a 180
Chapter 11 – Easier Done Than Said
Chapter 12 – Smart Talk
Chapter 13 – Do Nothing
Chapter 14 – Last-Resort Techniques
Chapter 15 – Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now
Chapter 16 – Are You a Fix-It Addict?
Chapter 17 – The Beginning

Comments and reviews:

“This book spreads hope – reminding us that vision is greater than baggage, that effective people are opportunity-minded, not problem-minded. Michele Weiner-Davis will restore your faith in your own instincts and resourcefulness.”
-Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


“This book is not about firing anyone, but about giving up ineffective methods of problem-solving and finding effective ones. It is concise, easy to read, and full of practical solutions to life’s dilemmas. Everyone will benefit from reading it.”
-Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles


“Michele Weiner-Davis delivers a swift kick to I’m-a-victim thinking and she also gives us very practical ways to discover the solutions within ourselves-solutions we can sink our teeth into. Her methods have been very helpful in my own life.”
-Gary Smalley, relationship expert Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships


“Weiner-Davis reveals what few in her profession have been willing to admit: Everyone has an ‘inner shrink’ who already knows the answers to his or her unique problems!”
-Melinda Blau, author of Families Apart


“Michele Weiner-Davis’s must be the most sensible voice in psychotherapy today. Her book is brilliant, inspiring, and gutsy.”
-Frank Pittman, M.D., author of Private Lies and Man Enough


“I love this book. It’s mandatory reading for anyone who wants to empower, enrich, and dramatically change his or her life, whether personally or professionally.”
-Ellen Kreidman, author of Light His Fire and Light Her Fire


A powerful blueprint for bringing about immediate, dramatic, and lasting changes in every aspect of life--without expensive, time-consuming, professional assistance. Now readers can learn remarkable effective, yet simple techniques to solve personal problems like depression and anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties involving relationships, parenting and work.


This book is a real winner. Michele lays out practical solution-oriented help that focuses on what is working in your life and how to build on it. She is particularly insightful in relationship dynamics. Though this is by no means a Christian book, many of her principles are in line with Christian teaching.