I Am Not Sick
I Don't Need Help! Now Available For All EBook Readers!
"This book fills a tremendous void…" wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill.
In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.
I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others…to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.
"I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists."Aaron T. Beck, M.D.Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
I'm Right, You're Wrong,
Break the Impasse and Get What You Need
Stop arguing and LEAP to break the impasse!
Dr.Amador's most detailed book on LEAP to date - gives you the tools and strategies to:
- diffuse anger and lower defenses
- get past stubbornness and even denial
- ask for your opinion, instead of argue against it
- get stalled negotiations moving again
- turn adversaries into allies
- create positive and productive relationships that get you what you need
At home, at work and in life, LEAP demonstrates how winning is not about hearing the other person say "You're right, " it's about getting him to give you what you need - even when he doesn't agree with you.
"Dr. Amador's LEAP method takes you by the hand and heart and gives you the power to break the impasse and get you what you need. I know of nothing even in the same league."
- Gerry Spence, author of the New York Times best seller How to Argue and Win Every Time
"Xavier Amador knows what he's talking about. "I'm right, you're wrong' happens every day, especially at the office, and with this book, you can learn to win those arguments and find the best way to move forward without burning bridges."
- Jeff Fox, author of the National Bestseller. How To Become CEO.
"The techniques Dr. Amador offers are exactly those used in international diplomacy in reconciliation and conflict resolution situations. The book is a practical guide to working around and through problems that is useful on many different levels."
- Robert P. Finn, past U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and INternational Affairs, Princeton University
"This practical and insightful book is an invaluable guide to anyone seeking common ground with an adversary and a way to move forward together."
- Gabriele Boria, PhD, International Criminal Court, The Hague
"I'm Right, You're Wrong. Now What?" is right on target. This book will help anyone who feels trapped in pointless arguments that never lead to solutions that work. It's hard to imagine anyone who couldn't benefit from this practical and empowering guide to making your relationships better. Couples, business people and just about anyone will benefit from this outstanding guide."
- Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. President, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy