Constructive wallowing : how to beat bad feelings by letting yourself have them / Tina Gilbertson.
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- ISBN: 9781936740802 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xxxix, 252 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Berkeley, California : Viva Editions, 
- Copyright: @2014
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Part I: Dip your toe in the water -- Part II: Dive in -- Part III: Float like a butterfly.
Actress-turned-therapist, Tina Gilbertson, offers a practical and effective alternative to kicking yourself when you're down in this book. "Constructive Wallowing" will not only help you reach your potential but also will help you heal from past hurts and feel better about yourself, right this minute. It is tempting to turn away from menacing, uncomfortable feelings like anger, grief or regret and treat them like unwanted guests. However, ignoring them just seems to make them stick around. By learning to accept, rather than suppress, difficult feelings, you'll gain greater self-understanding for lifelong emotional health.
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