Changing for Good

A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

Changing for Good

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you’re in, you can: create a climate where positive change can occur maintain motivation turn setbacks into progress make your new benefifificial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life. The National Cancer Institute Found this program more than twice as effective as standard programs in helping smokers quit for 18 months.

Changing for Good

Practical Steps for Breaking Your Negative Patterns

Changing for Good

Do you feel stuck? Are you trying to find a way to do the right thing? Do you long to overcome sin? Everyone faces barriers and difficulties at some time in life. Everyone has a history including mistakes and failures. But sometimes you may feel as though you cannot go on. Or you may think that your choices are limited, your actions curtailed. If you are ready to see true and lasting change in your life, Raymond Causey will help you find your way in his book Changing for Good. He points to the truth--that there is freedom in Christ. And that there is power from the Spirit to overcome everything that holds you back.

Changing for Good

Sustaining School Improvement

Changing for Good

The most beneficial school improvements are the ones that last. This book offers strategies for sustaining improvement by creating a shared vision, distributing leadership, and celebrating gains.

Changed for Good

A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Changed for Good

From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

Addictive Habits

Changing for Good

Addictive Habits

"Addictions begin with a choice--but come to trap and define you. These daily devotionals refocus us on the God who can restructure lives and disentangle sinners from enslavement"--

Changing the Workplace Safety Culture

Changing the Workplace Safety Culture

Despite the fact that workplaces have implemented and followed new safety innovations and approaches, the majority of them have seen little, if any, significant progress in the reduction of accidental deaths and injuries. Changing the Workplace Safety Culture demonstrates that changing the way an organization views and practices safety will impact the behavior of all employees including executive and line managers. It delineates how safety culture change can be implemented and defines the roles of everyone in the safety culture, including management, employees, and unions and their members. Rather than focus on behavior-based safety measures, this book provides step-by-step procedures on how to establish a long-lasting integrated safety management system in any organization. It explores how to change the safety personality of an organization. The author covers the management principles and functions that need to be applied to bring about safety culture change and includes many real-life examples. He goes on to explain the activities needed to implement safety change and the benefits of getting others involved in the safety management system. The only way to ensure that accidents and their consequences are tackled at the source is to identify and eliminate the workplace risks before, rather than after, the event. To be truly effective, safety activities must be integrated into the day-to-day business and become a way of life for management and employees of the organization. This book provides a blueprint for creating an active safety culture that prevents accidents before they occur and becomes the key component in ongoing safety success.

Social Marketing

Behavior Change for Social Good

Social Marketing

Successful social marketing holds the power to change the world. For almost two decades, Social Marketing: Behavior Change for Social Good has been the definitive guide for designing and implementing memorable social marketing campaigns. Bestselling authors Nancy R. Lee and Philip Kotler present a proven 10 Step Strategic Social Marketing Planning Model and guides students and practitioners through each stage of the process. The new Sixth Edition is packed with more than 25 new cases and dozens of new examples related to today's most pressing social problems including the opioid epidemic, climate change, youth suicide, and more. The new edition also includes significantly expanded coverage of social media. Whether you are on a mission to improve public health, protect the environment, or galvanize their community, you will find Social Marketing an invaluable resource.

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations

Practices, Programs, Policies, and Philosophies

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations

Highlights include a comprehensive exploration of more than 60 proven practices, results-oriented programs, policies, and innovative movements/theories.

The Kindness Method

Changing Habits for Good

The Kindness Method

Map your habits, set your own goals, and treat yourself with the kindness you truly deserve. Shahroo Izadi has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last. She is living proof that her method works – after years of yo-yo dieting she shed over 8 stone (and has kept it off ever since). Professional training coupled with personal experience led her to develop The Kindness MethodTM, where traditional strict regimes are turned upside down to leave you feeling empowered, positive and ready to embrace change. Whether it’s weight loss, cutting down on drinking, improving relationships or ditching a dull job for one that you love, The Kindness Method will help you change any unwanted habit. Because when you shift your focus to your individual strengths and skills (rather than what you can’t do), you too will find you have the power to change – for good.

Pattern Changing for Abused Women

An Educational Program

Pattern Changing for Abused Women

Designed for facilitators of groups for physically, emotionally and sexually abused women, this volume examines a programme that focuses on the woman herself and her power to change the course of her life. The book is based on the accumulated experience of the authors and their continuing evaluation of groups they have facilitated over the past eight years. Both material for clients and easy-to-follow scripts for group leaders are included. Educational rather than therapeutic, the programme includes sessions on family roles, boundaries, feelings and assertiveness skills. It is designed to enable abused women to: understand the problem and reality of abuse for the entire family; set realistic goals; become aware of lifelong