Choice Theory Books for Personal Growth and Recovery



Take Charge of Your Life (2011)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

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.

He explains how the pictures got there and how people can choose new behaviors to get what they really want. In Take Charge of Your Life, Glasser offers a real model of empowerment. He shows how you can become a part of the equation that adds happiness and connection to the world in which you live now and to the world of future generations.  

 




Price: $20.00



Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom (1998)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

In this seminal book, Dr. Glasser explains how internal control psychology works to improve people's 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. He shows how anyone willing to learn this psychology can improve just about any relationship.  A perceptive reader can readily understand how better choices ultimately mean personal freedom in any life circumstance. 




Price: $20.00


Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage (2007)
(Dr. William and Carleen Glasser)

Partners in any relationship can use this book to find Choice Theory psychology answers to many of the most troubling relationship problems.  Told in a whimsical narrative style, there are descriptions of eight common problems and suggestions for solutions.  One partner may take initiative to try a solution, or both can work together if they wish.  Intimate relationships can be both challenging and rewarding. This book contains information which can help improve any relationship.  Keeping love alive and strong may be easier than you think.



Price: $20.00


For Parents and Teenagers - Dissolving the Barrier Between You and Your Teen (2003)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

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 is about the implications of Choice Theory psychology for parents and teens. As teens begin the normal process of asserting independence, parents may resist. This book explains methods for enhancing the relationship between the parent and the teen, and why this relationship is the most important factor in the teen's successful transition to adulthood.



Price: $20.00


Getting Together and Staying Together (2000)
(Dr. William and Carleen Glasser)

This gem of a book contains the Choice Theory psychology explanation of why needs are such an important part of satisfying human relationships. Dr. and Mrs. Glasser share their lives by telling the story of their courtship and marriage. You will find their descriptions of their personal needs profile and explanation of how needs profiling works. There is also a very clear description of how the relationship killer, external control, destroys partnerships. This book is the all purpose engagement gift and wedding present, as well as for friends who want that elusive "meaningful relationship". After you read it, you will have had a very special introduction to finding compatible relationships and keeping them.



Price: $20.00

 


What is this Thing Called Love? The Essential Book for the Single Woman (2000)
(William Glasser , M.D. and Carleen Glasser, M.A.)

This book offers 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.



Price: $20.00

Staying Together (1995)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

Shortly before cancer claimed her life in 1992, Dr. Glasser's wife of 46 years told him to find "someone with whom he would be happy." Inspired by these loving words of advice, Dr. Glasser shares a deeply personal guide suited for those in search of an intimate partner and for those looking for ways to enhance a marriage. This story has a happy ending. In the course of writing this book Dr. Glasser became engaged to Carleen Floyd. They remain happily married since July of 1995.


Hardcover
Price: $12.00

Softcover

Price: $9.00




Positive Addiction (1976)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

This is Dr. Glasser's practical and inspiring guide to developing "positive addictions" that can help you gain strength and lead a more integrated and rewarding life.


Price: $16.00

Fibromyalgia: Hope from a Completely New Perspective (2001)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

Pain without identifiable physical cause is addressed in this amazing little volume. Dr. Glasser gives a Choice Theory psychology explanation of this phenomenon and explores the implications. He explains a therapeutic approach which can be used by anyone, especially the affected person themselves, without encountering harmful side effects. This book is highly recommended for health care professionals and those who suffer from this condition.



Price: $20.00



The Language of Choice Theory (1998)
(Dr. William and Carleen Glasser)

Using internal control psychology is a challenge when we begin to consider our habits of speech. This amazing little book contains suggestions about how we can arrange our speech to be more consistent with Choice Theory psychology and improve our relationships. Each example is a mini-drama, with the external control language and suggested choice theory language displayed on the opposite page. Using these examples, it is possible to see how Choice Theory psychology can become a part of everyday life.




Price: $20.00

Identity Society (1975)
(William Glasser, M.D.)

Dr. Glasser carries forward his ideas of reality therapy into the field of sociology. He applies his theory and knowledge to the many aspects of modern life: rearing children and reducing the cultural gap; criminal justice; hospitals and welfare; the vast failure-oriented horde; treatment of addicts, parolees, welfare recipients, the maladjusted.



Price: $12.00