• Pub. date: Jan. 2007
• ISBN 978-1-932690-25-5
• 260 pages
• 7.5x9.25 paperback
Suppose that four simple instinctual directives helped to bring about
the survival of the human species. While good for survival purposes,
those directives have also been at the heart of most human problems.
Why Good People Make Bad Choices takes you on a journey of
self-discovery by way of new insights about the human condition. The
instinctual directives we follow are described as - the ego's agenda.
Due to this agenda, we experience problematic feelings, maintain
maladaptive thoughts, and engage in behaviors that we know are not in
our best interest - indeed, we make bad choices. The solution is
With this book you can learn how to:
Create integrity, and recognize it in others.
Create peace of mind.
Resolve problematic feelings that may interfere with sustaining integrity.
Create a self-image you can be proud of.
Transform any unwanted behavior or thoughts into new valued behavior.
Understand and manage anger, worry, guilt, bad habits, anxiety, and depression.
Why Good People Make Bad Choices is for the individual who wants to
experience a more harmonious inner nature, or establish a new direction
for their life.
"As you begin to consistently live out your belief system, one choice
at a time, your trust in the outcome of integrity will be the incentive
to continue. Positive results will prevail, and you will be evolving."
About the Author
Charles Lawrence Allen is a licensed psychotherapist working in private
practice in Tampa, Florida. This book is based on his two decades of
experience in transforming lives. Over the years, he has treated
individuals from all walks of life with a wide variety of mental health
concerns. He is in his fifth decade of life, happily married, and has
two wonderful children.
You can learn more about Charles Lawrence Allen, his philosophy, and
methods at www.CharlesLawrenceAllen.com
What People are Saying About Why Good People Make Bad Choices|
"I find this to be a very valuable framework for therapy, and for living a good life generally. It is a challenging book that can lead one to a new, more satisfying life. It does not minimize the difficulties encountered in growth toward maturity, but rather provides useful signposts for the journey."
-Robert Rich, PhD, author of Cancer: A Personal Challenge.
"Why Good People Make Bad Choices is an incredible tool to aid in the transcendence of the ego and to initiate the establishment of a personal belief system in order to live life with integrity. Strongly recommended for anyone interested in improving their life."
-Richard A. Singer Jr., psychotherapist, author of Your Daily Walk with the Great Minds|
"Why Good People Make Bad Choices answers the question in its title by borrowing ideas from an impressive range of psychological theories, expanding or re-defining them, and integrating them into a cogent and useful whole. Thought-provoking and well worth the time, this book should be read once throughout and then repeatedly and in small doses. It is bound to trigger a lot of introspection, something we sorely lack in modern life."|
-Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited