Lifeskills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly, and Improve Your Health (Paperback)

Lifeskills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly, and Improve Your Health By Dr. Redford Williams Cover Image

Lifeskills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly, and Improve Your Health (Paperback)

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Here are the eight skills this book will help you master:

1. Identify your thoughts and feelings: how to tap into your feelings, especially the negative ones        
2. Evaluate your negative feelings, negative thoughts, and options: how to decide when to take action        
3. Communicate better: how to be a more effective listener and speaker        
4. Empathize with others to understand their behavior: how to appreciate a situation from someone else's point of view
5. Do problem-solving: how to define the problem, generate alternatives, and evaluate the outcomes
6. Practice assertion: how to get others to do what you want
7. Practice acceptance: how to back off without feeling like a failure
8. Emphasize the positive: how to build better relationships using a proven ratio of positive to negative interactions

Lifeskills shows how building better relationships is an essential part of preserving health--and offers eight clear steps anyone can use to make that happen.
Virginia Williams, Ph.D., is a historian and author. Redford Williams, M.D., is director of The Behavioral Medical Research Center at Duke University and a professor of psychiatry and an associate professor of medicine. Their last collaboration was Anger Kills: Seventeen Strategies for Controlling the Hostility That Can Harm Your Health.
Product Details ISBN: 9780812931969
ISBN-10: 0812931963
Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: May 4th, 1999
Pages: 368
Language: English
Praise for Lifeskills

"Lifeskills is a practical manual for physical well-being and healthy relationships through cultivating the basics of emotional intelligence."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"An enormously useful, informative, and empathic guide for refining our
navigational skills as we negotiate the constantly changing and challenging terrain of life. A very valuable, multidimensional resource."--Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., coauthor, Everyday Blessings, and author, Wherever You Go, There You Are