Author: Jay Earley
Review: I found this book easy to read and follow. I do procrastinate and needed some help in that area. I read the book and put the principals into action and I can tell you that I finished this semester with a 4.0 with 4 classes. I was ahead in everyone of them and when I thought of doing something else I made sure my school work was caught up and even ahead.
The funny part was that I am an unorganized person and yet every other student commented about how together I was and even asked me for advice….ME? Well I enjoyed this book and can tell you that I could have done it alone…but found this book the push I needed.
I believe this book would be helpful for all of you. It is quick to read and easy to follow.
Publisher: Published August 29th 2012 by Pattern System Books
Quick Review: 5 stars out of 5
Where I obtained the book: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: Do you find yourself avoiding important tasks? Is it hard for you to make decisions and take action to move your life ahead? This book shows how to work through the psychological issues that drive Procrastination so you can take action and accomplish your goals.
You will learn about the different types of Procrastination, the fears that drive them, and the childhood wounds behind them. You will learn how to work through your fears and practice overcoming procrastination so you can achieve your dreams.
This book is based on the Pattern System, a comprehensive and detailed map of the human psyche.
Taking Action is more than a book. It includes:
* An online workbook
* An online quiz
* Recorded guided meditations
* An online community
Do you find yourself avoiding important tasks?
Learn about the part of you that doesn't want to do them.
When you are faced with a project that must be completed, do you get distracted or busy with other tasks?
Uncover the fears that are behind this avoidance.
Do you decide to do something and then forget about it?
Explore the childhood origins of your fears about taking action.
Is it difficult for you to discipline yourself to exercise, meditate, or eat well?
Understand the part of you that may rebel against your best intentions.
Is it hard for you to make decisions and take action to move your life ahead?
Work through your fears so you can move forward with confidence.
Do you want more self-confidence and success?
Create a practice for overcoming procrastination and accomplishing your goals.
Author Biography: Jay Earley, Ph.D., is a transformational psychologist, group leader, psychotherapist, coach, author, teacher, and theorist.
Jay is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and assists with professional trainings in IFS. He leads IFS Classes for the general public which teach IFS as a practice for self-help and peer counseling. He is active in the IFS community and has presented a number of workshops at IFS annual conferences. He also teaches classes on Communication from the Heart, based on IFS, interactive groups, and the Pattern System.
He is nationally known for his innovation in the group psychotherapy field. His book, Interactive Group Therapy: Integrating Interpersonal, Action-Oriented, and Psychodynamic Approaches, Brunner/Mazel, describes his group therapy method in which people learn interpersonal relationship skills by working directly on their relationships with each other. During his ten years on the east coast, Jay was Director of the Group Therapy Center of Long Island, where he trained group therapists in this method. He has written a number of articles on interactive groups and made numerous presentations at regional and national psychotherapy conferences. He continues to lead interactive therapy groups in the Bay Area.
Jay offers Life Purpose Coaching and Change Agent Coaching, on finding your life purpose and making a difference in the world. He has been writing about and leading workshops on Life Purpose since 1984. He has collected his writings on life purpose into an ebook Finding Your Life Purpose.
Jay has created the Pattern System, a method for understanding interpersonal behavior and its underlying psychological issues, which is compatible with IFS. It is used for personal growth, understanding relationships, and interpersonal assessment and treatment in psychotherapy.
In Jay's work with people, he is known for his empathy and his ability to understand a client's feelings, issues, and world view without imposing his own personality or agenda. His insight into human motivation and psychological patterns enables him to help people understand both their strengths and how they block themselves from getting what they want. Because of his own life-long journey of personal growth, his interest in the nature of human consciousness, and his success in creating a passionate and satisfying life for himself, his clients trust him to understand their struggles and spiritual longings, and to support their search for excitement and meaning in life.
Jay has a Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook Graduate School and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of San Francisco. He is a licensed psychologist in California (PSY6973) and a Certified Group Therapist. He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and groups since 1973.
Jay's commitment to his own personal development has led him to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic and growth endeavors over the years. He has a loving, successful 20 year marriage and professional partnership with Bonnie Weiss. He has studied with Richard Olney, Jean Houston, Joanna Macy, and Richard Schwartz. He is a long-time student of the Diamond Approach of A. H. Almaas, a spiritual path that integrates psychotherapy insights and techniques with wisdom traditions in a unique Western approach to spiritual realization.
As a result of his research on human social evolution and its relationship to our current global predicament, Jay has published a number of articles plus the book, Transforming Human Culture: Social Evolution and the Planetary Crisis, SUNY Press.