Are your self-defeating habits holding you back & interfering with your life satisfaction & success goals? Do you procrastinate?
Are your eating habits unhealthy?
Is your exercise programming on hold?
Is your life disorganized?
Are you chronically late?
Are you never getting around to doing that project?
Are you still smoking?
Are your money habits out of control?
Is your self-confidence lacking and your life without direction?
Chapters and Selected Subsections
Chapter 1: Priming: Why Did I Do That?
The Hidden Guidance System that Influences Everyone
The Ultimate Goal: Automaticity
Chapter 2: Priming: Necessary Details
This Book Is About Words
What Happens in the Brain When You are Primed?
What Factors Influence the Effects of Priming?
Can I Prime Myself and Use It for Self-improvement?
Which Behaviors Can Become Automated?
Chapter 3: Ironic Process: The Mind Cannot Avoid, The Mind Can Only Attend
Chapter 4: The Mind Has Minds of Its Own: The Conscious, Subconscious, & Unconscious Minds
Just How Much Capacity Does Our Brain Have?
The Conscious Mind
The Subconscious Mind
Chapter 5: The Decisive Factor: The Dominant Thought
Dominant Thoughts, Habits, and Self-Control
Chapter 6: Using Dominant Thought Theory to Change Your Life: The Four Steps
Recent Habit Acquisition Research
Neuroplasticity: How Long Does It Take to Change Brain Structure
Chapter 7: What to Expect: The Demons You Must Conquer and the Help Your Mind Provides
Demons 1, 2, & 3
The Positive: Your Mind Will Deliver Better Dominant Thoughts
The Results: Subtle Urges and Intuitive Nudges
Chapter 8: More Things You Should Understand About Mental Programming
Why and How Does Mental Programming Work?
Brain Plasticity and the New Neural Science
Willpower Versus Mental Programming: Partnering with the Subconscious
Sabotaging Your Own Change
The Idea That Change Should Happen Quickly, Sometimes Referred to as Failure
Positive Thinking, Affirmations, and Mental
Programming: They are Not the Same
Chapter 9: Using Dominant Thought Theory in Psychotherapy: Applications for Mental Health
Back To Basics: The Therapeutic Conversation
Enhanced Empathic Responding
How to Talk Positive to a Negative Person without Them Knowing It
Using Dominant Thoughts to Manage the “I don’t know…” Response
Direct Application as a Technique Chapter 10: Concluding Thoughts and Previous Contributions
Chapter 11: Implanting New Programming for Specific Habits
Creating Realistic Dominant Thoughts
Mental Programming for Healthy Eating
Breathing Clear Air
Being on Time
Getting Things Done
Building Savings and Wealth
Writing a Paper, Book, Thesis, Dissertation, Etc.
Moving Away from Worry, Anxiety, Stress
Contentment and Self-Esteem
Finding Your Life’s Direction
Tips on Talking to Children