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As you scroll the current selection in this series, remember that these first four booklets were chosen for publication because of the timeliness of their topics. C.B.S.I. is continuing to develop new booklets and other aids for this series which will address subjects dealing with other important issues and problems.

Brian R. Johnson, Ph.D.

Boundaries define a person's sense of self (i.e., who he or she is as an individual). They delineate how much an individual has to give of something such as time, money, or energy. Boundaries also separate one person's needs, wants, desires, thoughts and feelings from others'. In human relationships limits are set to make the boundaries visible for those who do not see (or respect) boundaries. Limits are also used in relationships to make things safe both for the ones setting the limits and for others.

This booklet is for anyone who has difficulty maintaining healthy limits in relationships. This publication increases the reader's understanding of boundaries, limits, and the common, appropriate ways people set limits. Special attention is paid to the issue of the way individuals who tend to violate boundaries become entwined with those who do not know how to set limits.

The issue of relationships with blurred boundaries is also addressed. The importance of one's personal history and of substance abuse are discussed as they relate to problems with boundaries and setting limits.

Throughout this booklet are Critical Questions for the reader to answer. These include: How do you set limits? How do you react when someone sets a limit on you? Do you tend to give in, do things against your wishes or tolerate unacceptable conditions? What did your family teach you about boundaries? What difficulties do you have saying no or hearing no said to you? The person who has hurt you says, "I'm sorry," but what does the behavior say?

A strategy for protecting one's boundaries and setting limits on one's inappropriate impulses is given. Therapy, counseling, and support groups are strongly recommended and the reason for this help made clear to the reader.

Item SG1004 (32 pgs)

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SG1004 Boundaries And Limits $ 2.50

*Copyright 1996 Claremont Behavioral Studies Institute

Gloria Woodruff, M.S.

Here is a realistic guide that will help you identify and learn to manage co-dependent behavior while helping you also see that you can be a loving and giving person without falling into this dysfunctional pattern. This booklet is for any individual who tend to take care of those around them at the expense of one's needs.  It is also a guide for those who have unhealthy relationships with substance abusers.

A co-dependent is a person who has developed a habit of living for others. Co-dependents put others first in their lives at their own expense. Often these are very nice people who like to think of themselves as thoughtful, dependable, and there when others are in need. What they often don't see is the responsibility they take for others' needs. When you constantly put others first in life at the expense of your own needs, you are not being just a loving, caring person. You are being a loving, caring co-dependent!*

The author lists the various motivators for co-dependent behavior and provides an exercise for the reader to self-examine their own motivations.

The reader is encouraged to seek help in dealing with their co-dependency and to join AL-ANON or CoDA. A program of morning and evening self-reflection is outlined.

SG1002 (32 pgs)

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SG1002 How To Be A Loving, Caring Person...(Without Being Co-Dependent) $ 2.50

Brian R. Johnson, Ph.D.

This guide is for anyone who remains stuck somehow in life and has not been able to get permanently unstuck. The author explains what causes this and describes how the mind functions to interfere with a person's efforts to break out of self defeating thinking and behavior. The conditions that must exist for real change to occur are identified and a strategy given for overcoming the mental hindrances causing roadblocks and the tendency to slip back into old patterns.

Getting Unstuck challenges the reader to look at his thinking and how it is influenced by unseen assumptions, believes and expectations. This is especially a problem when the person is trying to find a way to break out of an old pattern. The author points out that these unseen ideas influence the way the person thinks about what he reads and what he hears when looking for new answers. People seek answers that fit their understanding of things and reject or discount those that do not.

Not only is the reader instructed in how to address this problem but will learn how to deal with the emotions often triggered when one finds himself struggling with some difficult, self-defeating pattern.

The booklet includes directions for keeping a notebook that will assist the reader in working through problem behaviors. The organization of the notebook and its instructions promotes a new way of thinking and approaching these behaviors.

Getting Unstuck is only thirty two pages long but contains more useful information than many books ten times its size. It is a volume that the reader can quickly refer back to for reminders and positive reinforcement.

SG1001 (32 pgs.)

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SG1001 Getting Unstuck $ 2.50

*Copyright 1995 Claremont Behavioral Studies Institute.

Brian R. Johnson, Ph.D.

"This booklet is written for those who find that they need pastime diversions but are stymied either by lacking motivation, being in a rut, or by not having very much money to spend."

The reader is encouraged to take advantage of materials and resources that are available to him or her. Lists are given that assist the reader to identify these. Activities which are especially good to do as a family, as a couple, or to increase a person's social involvement are designated with special marks.

Activities are organized into 28 categories including:

Using the Public Library. . .Browsing. . .Outside Entertainment. . .
Games and Puzzles. . .Nature. . .Outdoors. . .Hobbies. . .
Social. . .Exercise. . .Mind Stimulation. . .Volunteering. . .Religious

This booklet is more than a list of things to do. Included are instructions for coming up with at least four activities that the reader can do within a next month. Ten road blocks that get in the way of doing leisure activities are also described.

SG1003 (32 pgs.)

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SG1003 1001 Things To Do For Leisure And Recreation (That Are Free or Cost Little To Do!) $ 2.50

*Copyright 1995 Claremont Behavioral Studies Institute.

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