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Check Your Reality: Transforming Distorted Thinking For Lasting Empowerment & Well-Being

Adult; Self-Help; (Market)

Do the success, satisfaction, and quality-of-life you seek remain elusive despite your best efforts? Does your mind seem to betray you at crucial moments? Are you sabotaging yourself because of problematic thought patterns? Would you like to do something about it? In Check Your Reality: Transforming Distorted Thinking For Lasting Empowerment & Well-Being the author addresses this unique and formidable challenge. Utilizing foundational aspects of ancient Stoic wisdom, contemporary psychological insight, time-tested-and-proven techniques, and an accessible approach aided by illustrative narration as well as the insights of certain preeminent and clear-eyed travelers who have come before--Einstein, Goethe, Locke, Viktor Frankl, Carl Sagan, Nelson Mandela, and others--he draws upon broad experience as both teacher and mental health practitioner to provide veteran guidance on this journey of the mind. Whether you hope to achieve important goals, alleviate depression or anxiety, manage anger or stress, improve relationships, navigate a difficult life transition, or succeed in some other endeavor, Check Your Reality details step by step how to overcome even the most towering and pervasive mental obstacles by harnessing the power of your thoughts!

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea: Keltner, a psychotherapist, takes an intriguingly philosophical approach to mental health and human perception.

Prose: Check Your Reality features sophisticated, polished prose that echoes the work’s frequent literary and psychological references. If at times overly formal, readers who have an intellectual interest in their personal psychology, will embrace Keltner’s style.

Originality: Highly original, Check Your Reality combines exploratory content with more concrete tools relating to acknowledging distorted and destructive thinking patterns.

Character/Execution: Rather than rely exclusively on examples from his practice, Keltner takes an allegorical approach. The result is a more story-driven work that encourages readers to think holistically about their mental well-being and understanding of the world around them.

Date Submitted: October 08, 2020

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