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Books Available through the Institute

Take Charge of Your Life: Are you seeking a happier and more satisfying life? In Take Charge of Your Life, author Dr. William Glasser details the choice theory a science of human behaviors and principles for regaining and maintaining internal control and the role it can play in helping you regain your personal freedom and choice.

 

Take Charge of Your Life, a revision of his 1984 book, Control Theory, includes choice-theory applications. He explains choice theory using personal examples and illustrative stories that allow you to learn how to improve your relationships and take charge of your actions.

Topics include marital and relationship problems, parenthood, alcoholism, diseases, and psychosomatic disorders. For each situation discussed, Glasser ties behavior to the pictures of what people want in their heads.

A-Ha Performance - Building & Managing a Self-Motivated Workforce (2007):  "The drive for behavioural change has to come from the inside - not the outside.  A-Ha! Performance explains why this is true and how to make it happen.  It helps unleash the hidden potential in people.

 

Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage (2007):  Dr Glasser and his wife Carleen, offer a practical guide to an enduring, satisfying, and successful marriage. This book showcases eight real life histories of troubled couples and presents simple, practical solutions to overcoming the pitfalls illustrated therin.  Keeping love alive and strong is not as difficult as you think!

 

Warning: Psychiatry can be Hazardous to your Mental Health (2004):  In this book Dr Glasser explains that psychiatry, lured by billions of drug industry dollars, has completely rejected mental health for the false and hazardous concept of mental illness.  He explains that the basic human problem is not mental illness, it is unhappiness.  The book is written for anybody who takes psychiatric drugs, is involved in any kind of psychiatric treatment, or is unhappy and doesn't know how to regain his or her mental health.

 

For Parents and Teenagers- Dissolving the Barrier Between You and Your Teen (2003):  No relationship, except marriage, is damaged more by external control than parent/teen relationships. This is so sad because, of all the human beings on earth, adolescents who are treated without external control are the most loving.  This book applies Choice Theory to the teen-parent, teen-teacher relationship.

 

Counseling with Choice Theory: The New Reality Therapy, (2001):  In this book, Dr Glasser has expanded, clarified, and updated his 1965 bestseller, Reality Therapy, by explaining how Choice Theory has been totally integrated into Reality Therapy.  By weaving narrative and dialogue throughout a collection of insightful and often entertaining therapy sessions, Dr Glasser shows how the therapy and the theory are so linked that, in practice, it is impossible to separate one from the other.  (This is the re-titled paperback edition of Reality Therapy in Action, 2000).

 

Fibromyalgia: Hope from a Completely New Perspective (2001):  Dr Glasser applies Choice Theory as an aid to sufferers of this perplexing disease and offers, as stated in the title, hope from a completely new perspective.  The medical community has found no pathology associated with fibromyalgia, and herein lies the hope.  If there is no pathology, you could not possibly do harm by trying to help yourself.  Dr Glasser explains how sufferers can learn to put Choice Theory to work in their lives and gain relief from their symptoms.

 

Every Student Can Succeed (2001):  Taking teachers to a new level of excellence, this innovative book demonstrates what to do and say to reach the challenging students a teacher faces.  Teachers will find themselves on the pages of this book, recognize their students and, using these ideas, discover effective ways to help them become involved and feel included.  By the end of the first year, school can be a joyful, connecting place in which all students will learn and many more will gain competence.

 

Getting Together and Staying Together (2000):  What's the secret to getting into a happy marriage, and even more important, staying in one?  Dr William Glasser updates his classic guide to successful marriages, Staying Together, for couples young and old.  As he examines the questions of why some marriages work and others fail, Dr Glasser advises readers on how to create loving and happy relationships by applying his trademark 'Choice Theory'.  The result is a wealth of new information about who would make a compatible partner and how to improve any relationship.

 

What is this Thing Called Love; The Essential Book for the Single Woman (2000):  This book offers you a new, empowering way to look at love, a way that will help you to avoid mistakes and to recognize the right man when he comes along.

 

Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom (1998):  Dr Glasser offers readers a way to get along with people in their lives.  For progress in human relationships he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship-destroying external control psychology that is by far the most dominant one in the world.  Dr Glasser offers choice theory, a non-controlling psychology that gives us freedom to sustain the relationships that lead to healthy, productive lives.

 

The Quality School (1998):  Dr Glasser discusses how coercive management is the main problem in schools and suggests that we replace "bossing" that turns students and staff into adversaries, with a system of management that brings them closer together.  He claims we must stop settling for minimal goals and start convincing students there is quality both in what they are asked to do and how they are asked to do it.

The Quality School Teacher (1998):  A good companion to its immediate predecessor, The Quality School.  This book provides the specifics that teachers need if they want to create the quality classroom.

 

Choice Theory in the Classroom (1998):  An insightful analysis of what is wrong with traditional schooling and what needs to be done about it.  Dr Glasser gives a compelling rationale for the use of learning-teams in schools to capture the excitement and commitment students display in sports but rarely in the classroom.

 

The Language of Choice Theory (1998):  This is the companion volume to Choice Theory in which Dr Glasser and his wife, Carleen, have imagined typical conversations in real-life situations.  On the left-hand page is a typical controlling order or threat, and on the right a more reasonable version, using Choice Theory, which is more likely to get a favorable response from the child, lover, student, or employee.

 

The Control (Choice) Theory Manager, (1994):  Dr Glasser offers an alternative to boss-management.  He emphasizes the need for lead-management and the important result of this satisfied workers and quality work.

 

Schools without Failure (1969):  This book details the shortcomings of current education and proposes a new program to reduce school failure - a program based on increased involvement, relevance and thinking.

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