Just Stop! It’s Easier Than You Think…

June 20, 2012


ImageHi, I’m Megan Hunter, CEO/speaker at Life Unhooked, publisher at HCI Press and CEO/founder at Unhooked Books. I’m dedicated to being your resource for information on unhooking from high conflict people at work and in your personal life so that you can be happier and healthier.

Search for the terms, dating, relationships, weight loss, dieting, or stop smoking in the Amazon bookstore and you’ll find hundreds or maybe even thousands of relevant books. Every book has a perspective and value but few offer readers the option of digging beneath the surface to get at the underlying reasons for our addictions and bad habits. So, when I was approached by two therapist/educators about publishing a series of books that would do just that, I was sold!

The therapists, Vicki Carpel Miller BSN, MS, LMFT and Ellie Izzo, PhD, LPC, found that the majority of their clients shared commonalities, regardless of the issue. They typically had unresolved, underlying issues (or should I just call it what it is in lots of cases – traumas) that usually hung around for years, maybe even since childhood. They developed a method called the Rapid Advance Process to help clients quickly achieve success. But, they thought, what about the people who don’t seek therapy for help? How can they be reached? Thus was born the Just Stop Series.

They started with Just Stop Doing That!, a book that introduces the Rapid Advance Process and a clear, simple explanation of how bad habits form and get stuck in a loop in our neurocircuitry. The reader gets a brief education about the genesis of bad habits, then starts on a path of getting at those life places where they’re stuck. Working through the 5-step workbook portion forces the reader to answer questions about their own history, just like you would in therapy. By the time you get through all 5 steps, that bad habits will either be broken or nearly broken.

The second and third books in the series, Just Stop Picking Losers! and Just Stop Eating That!, focus on dating/relationships and dieting/weight loss. They use the same Rapid Advance Process and a new series of questions that guide the reader through their history and into success and freedom.

Just Stop Eating That! goes beyond calorie counting and yo-yo dieting. Ultimately, Vicki and Ellie teach you to use your thoughts to break the old neurocircuitry that keeps you eating too much, then walk you through the Rapid Advance Process to get quickly to life-altering changes. No more diets. No more bouncing around. Simply understanding what lies underneath, getting rid of old thought patterns and learning new ones.

Just Stop Picking Losers! uses stories from people who chose the wrong person and others who chose the right person, they help the reader stop repeating history and start picking the right person. I love this book because Vicki and Ellie don’t mince words. They caution us to stop ignoring the red flags, help us understand why we keep picking the same relationships over and over, and give us the tools to break the old brain thoughts and replace them with new thoughts that help us pick the right person (aka, healthy person).

Pick up a copy of one or all three. If not for you, then pick them up for your friends. It’s money well-spent. In fact, the $12.95 price is only about 10% of what you’d pay for just one therapy session. Value, value, value. Success, success, success.

About Unhooked Books
unHooked Books is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. We’re not just an online bookstore. I opened unHooked Books after seeing a need for one place for people to find the best and most current information available on personality disorders and borderline personality disorder in particular, living healthy, eating healthy, and managing your life. After 15 years in divorce and child support law in a county prosecutor’s office and the Arizona Supreme Court, I co-founded High Conflict Institute which helps people in high-conflict disputes of any kind. This bookstore stemmed from the needs of the people who contacted us out of desperation. Our books are written by people who are experts in their fields. I’ve personally met and worked with most of them, and those who I haven’t met, come highly recommended by those whom I have met. Enjoy perusing our bookstore and contact us with questions or comments. Thanks for stopping by! Megan Hunter unHooked Books megan@unhookedbooks.com
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