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Publisher's Summary

What would you rather do tomorrow: Regret the past or build a successful future?
"Moving ahead doesn't mean forgetting where you've been. It means acknowledging that where you've been is not the only place you can go," asserts Dr. Arthur Freeman in WouIda, Coulda, Shoulda. Break out of your daily litany of "woulda, coulda, shoulda" excuses and get into action with this problem-solving program. Learn to stop letting negative events from the past block you from living fully in the present. Your past does not have to be an indicator of your future. You can unlearn self-defeating behavioral patterns and begin to lead a happy, rewarding life. Using the techniques of cognitive therapy, Dr. Freeman does not encourage you to painfully analyze why you became a "woulda, coulda, shoulda" thinker. Instead, he instructs you on how to replace suppressive anxiety over the past with a step-by-step action plan for now. You also discover specific methods for:


Coming to terms with past mistakes
Analyzing your own thoughts to identify and eliminate negative, distortional thinking patterns
Using diversionary tactics to stop the flow of "woulda, coulda, shoulda" thoughts

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda will lead you from confusion to decision, from immobility to productive activity. Based on the landmark book by Dr. Freeman and Rose DeWolf, this program offers you internationally recognized methods for overcoming past mistakes, regrets and missed opportunities.
©1989 Nightingale Conant for Arthur Freeman, Rose DeWolf (P)1989 Nightingale Conant
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By Randall on 03-29-17

Do not waste your money or a credit on this book

Very little content contained in the book. No cognitive exercises or techniques. Only high level observations and commentary of which you're already aware. If you're looking for tools to correct or improve, this book provides none.

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By Luisa on 01-24-16

Such a silly sally book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who is new to the self-help, psychology or cognitive therapy

What aspect of Arthur Freeman and Rose DeWolf ’s performance would you have changed?

The music inbetween the chapters were the cheesiest ever. Great 1990s, eh?

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

Any additional comments?

I will return it

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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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