Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships With Easy-To-Learn, Proven Communication Skills By Georgianna Donadio
(70 customer reviews)
"Recommended as a top-tier psychological self-help manual... [a] strikingly original case for the transformative power of receptiveness." Kirkus Reviews FIVE STARS - "Recommended for a wide readership"…"innovative"…"engaging"…"[a] lively presentation." Foreword, Clarion Review "Changing Behavior is a choice pick for community library psychology and self-help collections." MidWest Book Review WINNER - 2012 Indie Book Award "If someone said you could transform your life and enhance your relationships by using a few simple communication techniques that can be applied in almost any setting, wouldn't you want to do that? Wouldn't you want to learn those skills? If the answer is yes, you've picked up the right book. This easy to read guide is loaded with simple skills that have been scientifically shown to have a huge impact on our relationships!" This is what Beth Borg, RN, MHA, Clinical Operations Administrator for the Mayo Clinic, states in her opening comments for the forward she wrote about this unique, color illustrated guidebook for transforming any relationship through easy to learn, proven communication skills. Ground breaking, hospital tested research is engagingly presented in this beautifully illustrated large size book that explores our behaviors and relationships, including the most important relationship of all - the one we have with ourselves. James O. Prochaska, PhD, author of Change for Good and renowned expert and researcher on behavior change, says this about Changing Behavior and about the subject of the book, Behavioral Engagement™, a proven behavior change model which has been pilot tested for over 30 years in Boston area hospitals and healthcare environments: "The model of Behavioral Engagement has the potential to transform relationships that are suffering or struggling to ones that are thriving!" Whether you are looking to bring your personal relationships to a whole new level of intimacy and fulfillment or if you desire to transform your professional communication skills, Changing Behavior provides the knowledge and tools to create lasting change for all types of relationships.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #31374 in Books
- Published on: 2012-03-22
- Original language: English
- Binding: Paperback
- 138 pages
About the Author
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, DC, PhD, is one of only six American Florence Nightingale Scholars, an award winning Nurse Advocate and an Integrative Health Practitioner. Since 1977, her visionary work has been dedicated to improving the quality of health care delivery and patient advocacy through a Harvard affiliate hospital named Best Practice in Relationship-Centered Care. Whole Health Education® with Behavioral Engagement™ is the first known patient education and health behavior change model developed, tested and utilized in a clinical setting. For 20 years, until retiring in 2008, Georgianna hosted a nationally syndicated cable TV show, Woman to Woman® which explored all topics of interest to women with a special focus on relationships.
Most helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
This book can transform the healthcare system!
By Carol Manglos
Hopefully my title is not too dramatic: However, the principles put forth in this book can add some much needed life to the current healthcare system. I am in the employ of this vast system, and one of the largest complaints from nurses and administration is the lack of "patient compliance.": It is costly and time-consuming, which of course just means 'costly' again. One thing that is not understood, though, is that most people want to make decisions for themselves. For so long it has appeared that the patients are the children and the nurses and doctors are the parents telling them what to do. The response is something like teenagers-NO, we won't do, or fully do, the things you TELL us to do. Now, if we can confer about the matter as adults, and I, as the patient, can have the ownership of my health back again, maybe we will get somewhere! That is the principle that is outlined in this book through a process called "Behavioral Engagement." It engages the patient in their care, and puts the onus for their own good health right back where it belongs...to the patient. The methods by which we approach a patient must change, or the lack of compliance will always be an issue.
Dr. Donadio has a well-written manuscript here and it is greatly worth the read....it carefully outlines the who, what, where, when and why of this valuable process of engaging patients in their own care. A must read for hospital administrators and healthcare workers. The book is well-researched and some pretty powerful people in the field are now endorsing it.
And, it just may change your own relationships as well, to more respectful levels that foster peace.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
A Revolutionary Approach To Transcending Common Communication Barriers
By Providential Publications
As a publishing and editing professional, I am greatly impressed by Georgianna Donadio's eye opening book. A unique combination of beautiful illustrations, clear and concise prose, thorough and fascinating research and above all, a truly revolutionary approach to improve and enrich all types and forms of communication. This timely book should be read by one and all. It has the potential to facilitate a cultural shift in how we communicate and interact with one another. Highly recommended reading!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Dr. Bill Croft
By William L. Croft
Once in while, a book comes along that can make real difference in how we view the world and see others. This book will transform your thinking about "changing behavior". It is very succinct and easy to read. The nuggets of wisdom scattered throughout the pages will enlighten you to why we as humans behave the way we do. Understanding this fact is the first step towards change. While I have read many books on the subject, they are often cloaked in language and mystery that cannot easily be understood even by experienced healthcare professionals. This will be a great handbook to keep by my side when I need help or when a patient needs help. Never underestimate the power of simplicity. When Dr. Donadio wrote the book, she clearly intended to "demystify" this complex subject. She has certainly done this and more!
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