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The Self Talk Solution Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 1988

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Outlines specific Self-Talk applications for personal growth, improving relationships, fitness and health, career and skill building, problem solving, personal organization, and accomplishment.

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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEMS! 11 Sept. 2001
By C. G GRIFFIN - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first discovered Mr. Helmstetter's two books, "What To Say to Yourself", and "The Self-Talk Solution" about seven years ago. For as long as I can remember, I have had very low self-esteem, and never understood why or what to do about this problem, until I read "What To Say to Yourself" by Dr. Helmstetter.
His books helped me to understand the "how" and "why" of my "low-self-esteem" problem, and what to do about it.
I grew up in a negative environment -- mostly everyone I was close to, including my parents, had negative attitudes about life in general, and programmed (inadvertently) my self-conscious to the point where I naturally believed that I lacked the necessary skills and resources to be happy in life.
His books gave me the tools I needed to "reprogram" my self-conscious and gradually become much more self-confident and more capable of achieving success in life.
One of the changes I have used the self-talk scripts to bring about was "quiting smoking" after over thirty years of being addicted to cigarettes. I was totally amazed as to how easy it was to "just quit" out of sheer lack of desire to light up ever again. All that after just reading the "Stop Smoking" scripts to myself over about one week period. As a consequence, I have found the withdrawal symptoms to be very manageable, not a problem to my quest of remaining "smoke (and tobacco) free".
While our youngest son was still in high school, he too found himself having very low self-esteem, as a result of peer pressure at school. I introduced these books to him, and provided him with his own copies -- by using the self-talk solution, he was able develope high self-esteem and at the age of 25 now successful and happy in virtually every facet of his life.
I highly recommend these books to anyone who is suffering from low self-esteem, as well as those who are simply looking for ways to enhance thier lives.
The techniques presented by Dr. Helmstetter in his books are a natural course of events that we all are subjected to while growing up, and these books show us how, using the same technique but with control this time, to change our own self-talk. I know this from my own experience of about forty years of life. What more can I say.
55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionized MY Life 22 Aug. 2006
By Throckmorton Scribblemonger - Published on
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I was frustrated and depressed when I first picked up this book. I was jobless, flat broke, nearly homeless. "I can't do anything right. I should just quit. I should just kill myself."

In fact, I was suicidal.

With a little counselling and "The Self-Talk Solution" I was able to revolutionize my life. Dr. Helmstetter's book offers a practical method to change the patterns of your thinking: what you are saying to yourself, and to consciously take control of your mental thinking- and consequently your entire life. These are more than simple affirmations, or "postive thinking" - instead Dr. Helmstetter shows literally how to re-train your entire mental processes into powerful, enabling, patterns that you choose. What if you could re-program your thinking?

In the five years since discovering this book I picked up my life, got a job I love, found a loving relationship, went back to University and travelled to five countries in Asia. But really, the best part is how I now think about myself, I never again have to deal with the depression and low-esteem that previously plagued my life. I hope you will enjoy this book.
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A complete self-talk solution! 24 Aug. 2001
By VladM - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This valuable book contains detailed explanaition of the self-talk techniques and their effectiveness in achieving personal improvement goals. Also included are more than 2,500 personal self-talk phrases for wide variety of self-improvement goals, such as Controling Your Emotions, Improving Your Sleep, Setting and Reaching Goals, Having a Successful Marriage, Taking Responsibility for Your Self, and many, many more! It's literally an encyclopedia of a positive self-talk!
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow-up 9 April 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In his follow up to What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, Helmstetter gives you the scripts you need and shows you how to write them. Fantastic and it works!!!!!
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful self help book 12 Jun. 2007
By Retired Guy - Published on
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This book, and its predecessor What To Say When You Talk ..., has been a godsend. It has helped raise my self esteem and my low moods. I spend about a half hour most days reading the affirmative essays in Part 2. This daily practice plus a half hour of meditation have done wonders for my emotional well being. I am almost completely convinced of the author's premise that we can undo our negative programming and live a more productive and enjoyable life by frequently reading the essays. This is a book I will treasure for life. I am giving copies to friends.
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