Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Consumer Critique: The Problem Was Me

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 
 Bullying is a hot-topic, ever-present with kids in schools and playgrounds, young adults in hazing, and even in the corporate and professional world. Most of us have, at one time or another, been a victim, a bully, or a bystander - and some of us have been more than one of those roles. 

For all three roles involved in a conflict, negative self-talk can be a huge part of what creates the cycle. Tom Gagliano, MSW, in collaboration with "Pittsburgh's most famous psychiatrist,” Dr. Abraham Twerski, provides the tools needed to conquer these negative behaviors in their book The Problem Was Me: How to End NegativeSelf-Talk and Take Your Life to a New Level.

According to the book, the roles we play in adulthood have their roots in childhood, affecting relationships, careers, and parenting. It's a very honest book, where the author really opens up with his own emotional and mental issues, but then also provides tools for how to overcome them, in a very sympathetic, I've-been-there-too kind of way. You can view the clip below to learn more.

Tom Gagliano is a life coach, speaker and author.  Early in his career, he was an entrepreneur who found success in small business ventures.  His true passion, he learned, was to help others and he used his business roots to facilitate family counseling groups.  He returned to school at the age of 51 and received his Master's degree in social work.  Gagliano currently counsels families, parents/caregivers and couples and is a keynote speaker around the country.   
For more information, and to review Gagliano's digital programs, Enhance the Intimacy in Your Life and Strengthen Your Parenting Skills, please visit www.theproblemwasme.com and www.thomasgagliano.com

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