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Taming Your Gremlin

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  89 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Through the powerful metaphor of the gremlin, presented imaginatively in writing and in artwork by Novie Rogers, the author demonstrates ways to identify and banish the tenacious, self-defeating aspects of personality.
Paperback, 110 pages
Published January 1st 1900 by Harpperen
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Sid Johnson
Dec 24, 2015 Sid Johnson rated it it was amazing
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This book has been sitting on my to-read shelf for about 20 years. I just pulled it out and read it, and was blown away by how it is able to communicate so much psychoeducation in such a user-friendly, understandable format. As a therapist, I've ordered copies for most of my clients, as the book covers so much of what we work on and discuss regularly. Personally, I found wisdom in it that I can integrate into my life. I also really appreciated the Zen philosophy underlying it all. I am wondering ...more
Sharon
May 30, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
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This little book is packing with perpetual learning. That is, taming your gremlin will be a life-long task but not necessarily an unpleasant one.

Here's what I think: If you read this thin book quickly without absorbing it fully, you may not get much out of it, or you'll forget what you learned. I read it slowly because I grasped from the outset that I'd miss something if I didn't. I soaked up the theories and ideas, suggestions and information and pondered it. More than that, I will read it aga
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Drew West
Nov 08, 2015 Drew West rated it liked it
A fast and easy read with moderate value. This short self-help has an ambiguous title, but is in essence a beginner's guide to mindfulness. The Gremlin described is the "inner-critic"; the narrative that we grapple with internally which is far more often than not unhelpful and unhealthy. The book is (intentionally) silly, with strange, abstract cartoons filling the pages, while making quite apparent the presence of the author's voice, sarcasm, and occasional non-supported personal beliefs. (Quot ...more
Sarah
Jan 15, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
one of my favorite "self-help." I lend it out all the time.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Feb 01, 2010 Linda Branham Greenwell rated it it was amazing
A funny way to look at your "issues"
Monica
Sep 08, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing
In a world of moreness and muchness, simplicity is like a light shining through to reach the core inside us so that we can see the essence of ourselves and the world a little more clearly again.

This deceptively simple book conveys clearly and powerfully the self-doubts that we often face - in the form of a gremlin. Most of us live lives with recurring thoughts of "should be", "should have", "I am not good/beautiful/smart/kind/professional enough". It never ends - unless we choose it.

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Douglas Lord
Nov 29, 2015 Douglas Lord rated it it was amazing
Carson, a psychotherapist, is humorous, concise, and incisive in his approach to personal happiness. A quick read and a classic, now available in a 2009 revised Kindle edition.

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Clare
Jun 16, 2014 Clare rated it really liked it
Recommended by a coach many years ago, I initially scoffed at the idea I "needed" such a book but have to come clean and say it was one that changed my life. I used to keep a stock of them in my office to give to clients; now I recommend they buy their own! Recommend highly, even to the sceptical.
Peter
Aug 24, 2014 Peter rated it really liked it
Two hours to read, with content that you can never truly 'get', but probably worth re-reading once a year.
Mugen
Sep 14, 2015 Mugen rated it liked it
Much theory, little action.
Ruby
Apr 04, 2015 Ruby rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book but I am a bit prudish and found the story around his teenage thoughts for a girl unnecessary (but that's just me lol) Otherwise a great read
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