Four Principles for Facing Life's Challenges: A Guide for Making Choices that Build Life Satisfaction
Publisher: The Write Place
ISBN 10: 0999488775
ISBN 13: 978-0999488775
Through over 25 years of clinical experience and a lifetime living with vision loss, Cheryl Godley, Ph.D., has developed Four Principles for Facing Life's Challenges. While grounded in established psychological literature, Four Principles for Facing Life’s Challenges: A Guide for Making Choices that Build Life Satisfaction uses real life examples and a good deal of humor to provide an easy-to-understand framework for developing effective coping strategies for facing almost any life challenge. This serious but fun book serves as a fundamental guide to making choices and living a healthy life.
“Psychologist Dr. Godley’s new book, Four Principles for Facing Life’s Challenges: A Guide for Making Choices that Build Life Satisfaction, is a gem. Although based on sound psychological principles and science, she has managed to create a fun-to-read self-help book that will appeal to everyone. Her use of numerous interesting and enlightening stories to illustrate her points on how to live a more productive and fulfilling life will resonate with young and old alike. Readers will see a number of ways they can apply the ideas outlined in the book to effectively manage the difficulties and problems that occur in their daily lives. The concise steps necessary to change non-adaptive behavioral habits are clearly outlined in each chapter.
“While there are many self-help books on the market, it is rare to find one that has such a universal appeal as this easy-to-read book. As a psychologist myself, I have often found self-help books to be limited in their scope and not engaging. Dr. Godley has blended her professional clinical experiences with sound psychological theory to provide useful suggestions for self-improvement in an entertaining and informative manner. I highly recommend her book for your reading enjoyment and better understanding of four basic principles leading to a more productive and happy life.”
Charles Davidshofer, Ph.D., retired Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the University Counseling Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
“I have known Dr. Cheryl Godley as both a psychologist and a friend for over 18 years. Dr. Godley is a highly competent and successful clinician. Her visual impairment has only served to sharpen her understanding of people. Dr. Godley has drawn from her decades of experience to create manageable, effective action plans that encourage and direct change. She offers practical, helpful solutions to the complexities of life’s problems. This book is written for anyone seeking to lead a more satisfying life. Professionals will find it useful in therapy as well.”
Julie L. Fox, M.S., L.P.C., Clinical Director of The Healing Place, Casper, WY
“Dr. Godley is known for her ability to explain complex issues in a manner that is organized and easy to understand. She is dedicated to both the art and science of the craft, blending the scientific foundations of her study with taking time to learn how it applies to individual persons. This work is enlightening and beneficial.”
Stephen J. Juergens, Executive Director of Wyoming Services for Independent Living, Cody, WY
“Dr. Godley is the most creative, innovative, and talented therapist I have encountered over the past 30-plus years of psychiatric practice. She is exceptional in her ability to assist others in dramatically improving the quality of their lives. Both mental health clinicians and the general public will enjoy reading Dr. Godley’s book, Four Principles for Facing Life’s Challenges: A Guide for Making Choices that Build Life Satisfaction. Relying on her many years of clinical experience as a psychologist, Dr. Godley has formulated a systematic approach to addressing life’s day-to-day struggles. Her extensive psychological knowledge base is blended with self-reflection and appropriate sharing of her own personal history. Dr. Godley is a wise and empathic clinician. A wealth of clinical ‘pearls’ is presented in a very readable, warm, and engaging fashion. Clinicians will find the material very useful in their therapeutic endeavors. The general public will find that application of these principles will assist in continued personal growth.”
Timothy B. Hudson, M.D., Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Terre Haute, IN
About the Author
Cheryl Godley, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice. She enjoys speaking engagements, advocates for individuals with disabilities, and serves in a variety of special interest organizations.