The Language of Choice Theory
- Author : William Glasser, M.D.
- Pub. Date : January 1998
- Format : Soft Back
- Pages : 105
- Price : $20
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.
EXCERPTSExternal Control “As soon as I come in the door, you start nagging. “Why weren’t you home earlier?” “The kids hardly see you.” “The toilet’s still running.” I tell you, I hate coming home anymore.” Choice Theory Alternative “I know you’re dissatisfied. I’m dissatisfied, too. You keep nagging, I keep withdrawing. Where are we going? Is this the marriage you want? Let’s get your mother to take care of the kids, so we can go away for a weekend and try to figure this thing out. I’ve given up caring who’s right and who’s wrong. I’d like some time to love you and to talk together. Anything would be better than this.”- William Glasser, M.D.
Category : Counseling