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Chapter 11: Working with Actions
If readers of this text were surveyed about what has been helpful to them—outside of counseling—in dealing with various life challenges, the answers no doubt would vary widely. Some would report it was all about taking action—talking to someone, leaving a relationship, applying for a job, and so on. Others would speak about thinking about things in a new way, talking to themselves differently, challenging an entrenched belief. Some would describe making an emotional shift—getting in touch with some lingering anger, letting go of a grudge, expressing withheld affection. And finally, others would speak about coming to new understandings, formulating alternate accounts of their identities, making different meanings around key events.
There is no singular or universal path to preferred ...