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Overcoming Procrastination (Overcoming common problems series) [Paperback]

Windy Dryden
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24 Mar 2000 Overcoming common problems series
Procrastinating, putting things off, delaying and obstructing progress - these are all familiar problems in a pressured world where progress in measured by results. This work demonstrates that change can only occur when we have a better understanding of our own emotions and motivations. It presents the Rational Emotive Behaviour Technique (REBT) and centres around finding strategies for developing potential and unlocking the door to more effective and enriched living.


Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sheldon Press (24 Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0859698157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0859698153
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 443,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the programme co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended 30 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
a good book about procrastination without fluff and hype (as oppose as a lot of American books)

This is not a book written for entertainment, but to solve insidious problems that hinders your potential,like procrastination. Highly recommended
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Useful 14 April 2011
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A gem of a book, Short, sharp and to the point. It really helped me to understand the reasons why I was procrastinating and how to procrastinate much less.

This book uses the basic principles of Rational Emotive Behaviour therapy, which was developed by Albert Ellis and is closely related to CBT. There is very little fluff in this book but it does contain many extremely helpful techniques and other practical advice.

It identifies common reasons why people procrastinate and also how to overcome these excuses and rationalisations. There are also some helpful time management suggestions.

It does require a little bit of work from the reader but everything is clearly explained and is fairly easy to do.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Dr Dryden gives good advice on overcoming procrastination. He understands the mix of anxieties behind it and is helpful without being condescending. He makes it clear that its your problem to solve but this is done with sympathy and worthwhile suggestions. A short but down-to-earth book without any pyscho-babble.
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