Item description for Learning to Tell Myself the Truth by William Backus...
Overview Provides exercises in self-evaluation and spiritual growth, and suggests that overcoming misconceptions about life will free an individual from anger, depression, anxiety, and perfectionism
Publishers Description A 6-WEEK PROGRAM Designed to Bring Immediate and Long-lasting Results to the Way a Person Thinks, Feels, and Acts.What Is Truth Therapy?With over half a million copies of Telling Yourself the Truth sold, tens of thousands of people have benefited from author William Backus's life-changing principles of truth therapy. Utilizing the resources of the Christian faith--the power of the truth and the Spirit of truth--truth therapy has already empowered people to break from the tyranny of anger, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and other emotional difficulties.Why a Workbook?Learning to Tell Myself the Truth is a stand-alone workbook designed to provide readers with the directive tools to implement truth therapy into their lives. Through self-evaluation, growth exercises, and the spiritual discipleship unique to a workbook, readers will be enabled to identify their own misbeliefs and replace them with the truth. Based on the premise that people feel and act the way they think, freedom from emotional anguish and behavioral paralysis is possible if true thoughts replace the lies a person believes.Who Is Helped by Truth Therapy?Anyone who has difficulty controlling inappropriate emotions and/or actions--depressed people, anxious people, habitually irritated or angry people, people who want to break tough habits, and people who would like to feel better or establish better control over some aspect of their behavior.Will It Work for Me
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 7" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1994
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 1556612907 ISBN13 9781556612909
Availability 0 units.
More About William Backus
Dr. William Backus is founder of the Center for Christian Psychological Services, and an ordained clergyman in the Lutheran church. He is also a licensed Consulting Psychologist. He has a master's degree in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Backus has conducted follow-up studies of his clients, which show a 95 percent improvement rate, compared to a 67 percent success rate for other methods of therapy. The difference, Dr. Backus says, is "the truth of God as revealed in the Word."
In addition, he serves as an assistant pastor on the staff of North Heights Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota, where he has founded and directed a lay-staffed free counseling clinic. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
William Backus lived in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. William Backus died in 2005.
Reviews - What do customers think about Learning to Tell Myself the Truth?
Required reading to transform your beliefs and regulate emotions. Oct 24, 2008
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I highly recommend this resource to many of my clients. It is a quality work of combining cognitive therapy with a Christian approach. By applying these principles and the truth of God's perspective, it can transform how you view yourself, your relationships and controlling your emotions instead of your emotions controlling you.
A Life Changing Book For Some of My Clients Apr 23, 2008
I am a therapist and have been in practice for over 30 years. I have reviewed thousands of patient education and self help books, but I only recommend a few to my clients. This book has been truly life changing for many of my clients over the last several years. Backus does an exceptional job of integrating cognitive therapy and scriptural principles in a workbook format. For anyone who wants to learn greater emotional control, I highly recommend this book. Dale R. Doty, Ph.D. , Christian Family Institute, Tulsa, OK
Great book May 18, 2007
I would highly recommend this book if you suffer from mild or severe depression, anxiety, anger, or perfectionism, and are looking for help from a Christian perspective. I have never been diagnosed with any of these, but know I have some tendencies in a couple areas, as probably do most people. I admit I did not take 6 weeks to work through the book, but read pretty much straight through, taking more time in certain chapters. It's been a great help to me!
Very Helpful! Mar 27, 2007
I found this book to be very helpful - It will walk you through a self-examination with plenty of follow through in the workbook. It is extremely good when used with Experiencing God and Search For Significance.
A Real Eye Opener ! Nov 10, 2006
I consider myself a perceptive, intelligent Christian with a balanced perspective of my life...but I was somewhat humbled (understatement!) by the author's techniques that truly put the spotlight on MY life. I began to acknowledge the mistruths, defined as core ideas I acted on and made decisions on that were actually false ideas, even lies...formed by my own foolishness and misinterpretations of life's experiences. I then saw how those lies led me to act in ways that were not in alignment with God's will or with general basic moral standards. But this book gave me the tools to rebuild these inner beliefs and change my thoughts and actions for the better. All of this was done without any complicated or far-fetched philosophical exercises; just some basic reflection and "diagramming" on paper my beliefs and their characteristics. "Learning to Tell Myself the Truth" is a must read (or a "must do") for anyone struggling with self-esteem, addiction, a sense of having no real purpose, or just trying to understand your role in this world...I think that covers us all! Five stars in my opinion.