Become the Person You Were Meant to Be: The Choice-Cube Method: Step by Step to Choice and Change.

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Beth Blevins Cuj; BECOME THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE: THE CHOICE-CUBE METHOD: STEP BY STEP TO CHOICE AND CHANGE; Booksurge (Self Help) $17.99 ISBN: 1439256853

The author compares the mind to a large astrodome with a tiny golf ball sitting on top. The golf ball is reflective of our conscious mind--what we are actually aware of--and the astrodome is the non-conscious mind which includes those things weve forgotten ignored or refused to have looked at. The huge discrepancy between the two is why we sometimes dont understand our actions and why some behaviors are difficult to stop.

Enter Dr. Beth Blevins Cuj and her Choice-Cube Method a self-help approach that consists of four key steps to help participants cross the bridge from shadow (unbalanced thinking) to light (living in our healthy best real self). This program is the culmination of the authors experience as a therapist workshop presenter and university faculty member. It uses a six-sided cube called cubi which is depicted as a cartoon figure. The cubes six sides represent body emotions mind will shadow and light.

Cuj holds a doctorate in Counseling and Human Development from The George Washington University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors is a member of the American Psychological Association and has been in full-time private practice for twenty-five years.

Become the Person You Were Meant to Be lays out the four steps one must take in order to break a bad habit. These steps and the aspect of the self that they act on are: Recognize (Body) Interrupt/Release (Emotions) Refocus (Mind) and Replace/Act (Will). Sets of tools are available at each step. For example Recognize means we admit we have a problem and one tool used here is deep breathing.

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