April’s Books, Journals & Audio Interviews

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To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop The premise of To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop is simple and compelling: overshopping is a doomed attempt to fill emotional needs with material goods. This is a clear, interactive guidebook for changing all that, for helping compulsive shoppers go the distance from where they are now to where they want to be—centered and in control, knowing who they are, what they want, and what they really need.
2-Part, Fully Assembled Shopping Journals In To Buy or Not to Buy, there are numerous references to a Shopping Journal, a do-it-yourself notebook that you keep as you make your way through the text. This is the optional, fully-assembled version of that two-part Shopping Journal: a 121-page, letter-sized booklet, used primarily at home, and a 168-page, pocket-sized booklet, a portable companion that brings the powerful techniques and strategies of the book directly to your shopping encounters.
Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 9.26.53 AM Stopping Overshopping Text Messaging ProgramFor the last year, we’ve been developing a text-messaging program to help people who are struggling to get their addiction under control. In initial tests of the program, we’ve received extremely positive feedback from our beta testers. We are confident that you’ll benefit from the program, too!
Stop the Shopping Insanity Audio Program Worried that you’re a spendaholic? Free audio reveals how everyday women are solving their spending problems. For immediate access, click here..“I bought your 3 interviews with overshoppers and wanted to thank you. I have been on a slow glide down from the dizzy heights of overshopping for the past year. But I couldn’t quite touch ground and *completely stop* until I heard the first interview. I then had the confidence I could stop too. I just somehow *saw* it was actually in my power to make a plan and stop. That was on August 31st; so far, so good. The other good thing about quitting, is that I’ve discovered, once you quit one bad habit, you can quit others.”-S.H.
I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying & the Search for Self I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self brings together, for the first time, the most important thinking about this disorder. As more and more therapists encounter compulsive buying (whether as a presenting problem or as revealed in the course of ongoing therapy), the need for an in-depth clinical understanding of the disorder has grown. Dr. Benson has responded admirably to that need with a practical, comprehensive, and wonderfully readable work.
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