"More Than Words has been written to follow a person through recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction to anything, childhood abuse or growing up in a dysfunctional home. The more they read, understand the book's concepts and apply them to their life, the more the book will open up new awareness. Chapters 1-6 will explain the basic concepts of the author's new counseling model to the reader. Chapters 7-10 will introduce them to their internal family and Chapter 11 will explain the internal noise generated by this family. Chapter 12 will show you how all of this information is used in your recovery. All of these chapters are essential reading. Chapters 13-19 will show you their application to spirituality, addiction, therapy, 12 Step Programs and relationships. Chapter 20 puts it all together. Below is an condensed view of the chapters.
Chapter 1 explains the issues underlying anxiety, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, prescription medication misuse, overeating, gambling, criminality and sexual dysfunction and how they developed growing up in a home that was not child-centered.
Chapter 2 explains by how a person takes in information and events, by what method the brain processes the material and in what way the process influences their behavior.
Chapter 3 explains the operating system the brain uses to evaluate the incoming data and what part human emotions play in the process and determine the person's behavioral outcome.
Chapters 4, 5, 6 explain the three stages of human development (childhood, adolescence & adulthood) and what happened to stop or impede the growth of a functional process.
Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 introduce the reader to their internal family and explains how each part influences their feelings, thoughts and behavior.
Chapter 11 explains the reader's internal dialogue; what influence it has on their behavior and how to use it to change unwanted behavior (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc).
Chapter 12 explains how to use the Grief Process as a road map to chart a person's recovery or healing with any issue, feeling or event they may or have experienced in life.
Chapter 13 explains in what way a person's spirituality enhances healing and recovery and when lacking, can impede a person's forward progress in each.
Chapter 14 explains the authors Pain Model of Addiction
Chapter 15 explains how to use the author's new counseling model to increase positive outcomes in therapy.
Chapter 16 explains the fundamental workings of a 12 Step Program and more effective use of the given information.
Chapters 17, 18, 19 explain relationships, exactly how they are sabotaged and in what way to make them positive.
Chapter 20 explains the whole process of my new counseling model and how behavior change is accomplished and anxiety and depression relieved.