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How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons

By: Albert Ellis Ph.D.,Arthur Lange Ed.D.,Kristene A. Doyle - foreword Ph.D.
Narrated by: Tom Parks
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Publisher's Summary

"No individual - not even Freud himself - has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy." - Psychology Today 

With a New Foreword by Kristene A. Doyle, Ph.D.

CLASSIC SELF-HELP FROM A RESPECTED PIONEER OF PSYCHOTHERAPY 

Life can get tough. From unemployment - or overwork - to divorce or remarriage, the challenges of newly blended families, not to mention everyday hassles, stress can feel non-stop. To top it off, technology confronts us with a barrage of seemingly urgent tasks 24/7. It's no wonder things and people can make you lose your cool. In this landmark book you'll find a very specific, powerful skill set designed to help you keep any scenario from pushing your buttons - and it works. 

Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world-renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, provides you with realistic, simple, proven techniques that will significantly reduce your stress levels and help you react effectively, whether the circumstances are professional or personal. Discover: 

* Ten beliefs we use to let people and situations needlessly push our buttons 

* A powerful alternative to the kind of thinking that upsets us 

* The Fatal Foursome - feelings that sabotage you 

* How to change your irrational thinking using four key steps 

Whether you're dealing with colleagues, parents, kids, friends, or lovers, How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons will show you how to enjoy an active, vibrant, successful life. 

"Don't get mad or get even - get placid using these techniques for defusing difficult situations." - Booklist 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1994 Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Updated edition © 2017 Albert Ellis Institute. Foreword © 2017 Albert Ellis Institute.

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Watch out for self-inflicted button pushing

I'm learning a lot about how to avoid button pushing by myself and others from this book. So much of it is avoidable if you're aware of what's going on. This is an audio that I'll listen to more than once - so many good points and Aha moments.

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Wish I read this 40 years ago

Didn't realize how many people pushed my buttons until I read this. Will listen to a couple of chapters again that will help me with my current button pusher! My ex always said it's a lot easier to pick and choose your battles. This book reinforces that philosophy. Well worth the time to read it.

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Insightful and sound advice.

I enjoyed listening to this a few times. I played chapters 4 and 5 over a few times before they applied the most to me in this season of life that I am in now. The narrator was great and made it easy to follow and listen. I struggle with the application of the 4 steps; they were a little difficult to follow. It would help to read those sections. Overall, this was a good book and a new point of reference for me.

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Worth the money

This book is beneficial to anyone, regardless of where they happen to be in this journey we call life, if you are willing to be honest with yourself, you will grow if you take in all that this book has to offer.

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Good Solid Psychology

This is a good book that probably does everything that it promises provided the user is willing to do a lot of work doing what the authors tell the reader to do.

Wrinkles with the audio version are that the narrator reads filled out versions of the form at the end of each chapter. All of that is good and well. But, it could be off putting if the listener didn't know to expect it or know what the performer was doing. Also, the attached exercise is slightly different than what is in the published book.

Again, be expecting these differences and practice the materials and this is great.

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  • P. Howden
  • 02-13-17

It's a good book.

The narrator is excellent. The book is good but it pretty much goes over what all of Albert Ellis's books do. It's a great book if you don't know anything about REBT but if you do then there's nothing new here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-21

What did I just listen to? 🤷‍♂️

If people need so much basic info in regards to dating, there is seriously something wrong with society.

Was expecting a bit more of a psychological element to it... but if this book improves your dating game, good luck to you ☺️