Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hear Tina Tessina PhD Explain the 13th-Step Beyond the 12th-Step - Possibly Life-changing Interview


Despite the millions who've found relief from addictive and compulsive habits through 12-step programs, these same programs' insistence that members always keep coming back unwittingly fosters attitudes that can undermine the foundations of a successful, healthy life.

The Real 13th Step Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the 12-Step Programs refutes the bedrock recovery principle that some people are just born with addictive personalities. Instead, therapist Tina Tessina, who has worked with people in recovery for over four decades, identifies the underlying cause of addiction as learned dependency, and teaches readers how to develop the three central skills of true independence: risk-taking, problem-solving, and coping with failure. Her book then offers practical advice about applying these principles in every aspect of life: relationships, work, decision-making, and managing the continuing temptations of addiction. Readers will learn how they can take control of their own lives and remain free of the fear of relapse or setback in their recovery.

Sound impossible? Go against everything you were ever told about recovery?

Now you can hear the author explain the 13th step and decide for yourself. Hear her interview with Sandy Weiner, Certified Professional Life Coach below.  

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Friday, May 1, 2015

What Reviewers and People Working in Recovery are Saying About Tina Tessina, PhD's The Real 13th Step

"This is the paddle you don’t want to be up the creek without”- Don Fultz, recovery expert

“The premise of this intelligently written title is bound to cause some controversy. Recommended for popular psychology, self-help and recovery collections” – The Library Journal

“Offers strategies that can help people struggling with addictions develop the skills and abilities they need to make clear, effective choices about their own lives – with or without the continuing support of a formal recovery group.” – Yoga Journal

“A therapist’s prescription for avoiding addiction to a recovery group.” – New Age Journal

“Hope of freedom, self-confidence and completion to people in self-help or 12-step recovery programs who have been told they will never be fully recovered.” – American Bookseller

“A manual for those in self-help programs” – Publisher’s Weekly

“The Real Thirteenth Step contains a wealth of astonishingly practical information. Very few therapists can provide better tools for personal growth” –San Francisco Bay Guardian

“A well written, important book that provides an invaluable corrective to the dependency orientation of the recovery movement. It lucidly points the way to the next step: the cultivation of independence and personal autonomy. Imperative reading for every graduate of the twelve-steps.” -Nathaniel Brandon, PhD, Psychologist, author of Honoring the Self 

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. , is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in southern
California since 1978, and the author of 13 books in 17 languages. In her private practice, she counsels both individuals and couples. She earned both her BA and MA at The Lindenwood Colleges, St. Charles, MO, (1977) and her PhD at Pacific Western University, Los Angeles (1987). She is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Certified MFT Training Therapist. She has written for and been quoted by Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, WebMD.com, TimeOnline.com and many other national publications. 

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