The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power
ISBN-10: 0757318150 ISBN-13: 978-0757318153
Every woman alive struggles with self-doubt, which is often brought on as she strives for the impossible—society’s version of “perfection”—and the harder she tries to meet those expectations, the harder her girly thoughts work to convince her she is a lost cause.
Psychologist and resiliency coach Patricia O’Gorman, PhD, has created the definitive detox program that will change everything for women—the feminist in her 70s, the corporate executive in her 60s, the small-business owner in her 50s, the divorcée in her 40s, the young mother in her 30s, and the newly minted college graduate in her 20s. This companion workbook to The Resilient Woman: 7 Steps to Personal Power is a guide for every woman who has ever let that negative inner voice—girly thoughts—rob her of her personal power and tell her counter-productive things like:
- You are too smart or too assertive to be desirable.
- You are too heavy, skinny, or busty to be attractive.
- It’s your fault your husband had an affair.
- You need to worry about others, not yourself.
- The only way out is to anesthetize the pain of your girly thoughts.
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head—Sally Kempton
This is why this practical and essential guide is the perfect format for women to:
- Identify girly thoughts, such as ‘I’m fat’
- Understand the source of their negative self-talk– important so women can stop feeling crazy, thinking it is just them
- Change their thinking by taking the steps needed to disengage from their toxic behaviors, and develop skills to create a more resilient spirit.
Using the key concepts from O’Gorman’s well-regarded book The Resilient Woman, this workbook is also an effective, independent resource for women who want to face their biggest roadblock—their inner critic—as a way to live life to the fullest while embracing their unique, creative selves.
$12.95 list, $8.76 HCI online price (publication date 10.28.14)
HCI Books, 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, 800-441-5569
Praise for The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan:
“True beauty comes from inside, not from how you look, but how
you feel about how you look. We can be our own worst enemies, but now
we have our own Wonder Woman in Dr. O’Gorman, who has empowered
us by not only giving our self-doubt a label—girly thoughts—but also by
giving us tools to detox from our negative self-beliefs. Every woman who
ever wondered if she was “good enough” needs to read this book.”
—Karina Brez, Miss Florida USA 2012
“Girly thoughts embody our unhealthy habit of cutting ourselves
off at the knees by listening to the fearful little girl inside all of us
who occasionally swims to the surface and sabotages the confident
woman that we have worked so hard to become. Patricia O’Gorman
has a bold and effective cease-and-desist plan that helps us silence
all that inner trash talk, getting us instead to always speak from a
place of strength, not weakness. She does it with charm, insight, and
a beautifully written, simple, and effective program.”
—Monica Parker, bestselling author of Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to
Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin
“As women, we must learn to love ourselves before we can hope
to be loved by others. Labeling our toxic inner dialogue as ‘girly
thoughts’ is the first step in that journey. Sex, weight, body image,
marriage, aging, parenting—they’re all parts of each of us, yet we let
our girly thoughts tell us we aren’t good enough at any of them. Dr.
O’Gorman’s detox plan will shove those negative thoughts to the curb;
every woman who reads this book will be empowered to continue
her journey to become the strong and resilient goddess she is inside!”
—Pamela Madsen, author of Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked,
Found True Pleasure . . . and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner
“Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D., has once again exhibited her winning
combination of clinical expertise and her gift to inspire and engage
her readers. In The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan, she delivers a
highly readable, practical guide to quieting those self-defeating messages
of shoulds, oughts and not-good-enoughs that so often
plague the female gender.
“This guide belongs on the nightstand of every woman who’s ever
put herself down and/or put her own needs last.”
—Mary Eileen Williams, author of Feisty Side of Fifty
and blogger for the Huffington Post
“Liberation is the promise of Dr. Patricia O’Gorman’s newest book.
And she delivers. All of Dr. O’Gorman’s previous work has led her
to this profound understanding of how women imprison themselves
in what she calls “inner trash talk.” Taking the cultural message down
to the deeply personal, she leads us from the identification to the
healing. Not content to reveal the problem, O’Gorman takes us by the
hand and walks us into liberation.
—Julie Bowden, M.S., psychotherapist and coauthor of
Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
“True beauty is expressed through inner strength and conviction.
Patricia O’Gorman has revealed hers by courageously writing
this brilliant book that will help you find yours through showing
you simply and clearly how to get rid of your toxic, self-limiting
beliefs and be true to you. As the father of two wonderful, strong
women and as a therapist-psychiatrist committed to helping women
find their voices, I applaud Dr. O’Gorman’s important message!”
—Bick Wanck, M.D., founder-owner of Bick Wanck M.D. & Associates,
founder-member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and author of
Mind Easing: Three Layers of Healing for Your Mind
“Dr. O’Gorman offers some “Aha!” moments to those who may not
recognize their own self-sabotage, and offers suggestions and
encouragement to change those counterproductive behaviors.”
—Michaela K. Rodeno, CEO (retired), corporate director,
vintner, and author of From Bubbles To Boardrooms
“Through her skillful writing, Dr. O’Gorman
describes a simple and clear way to identify and address toxic self-talk,
and as always she uses terrific examples and practical information.
I love this book.”
—Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, author of Social Service
Workplace Bullying: A Betrayal of Good Intentions
“Every generation hears the little whispers in their ears that
defeat their forward progress, Dr. O’Gorman inspires women to be
the very best that they can be, and this book gives the tools to make
–Elaine DeCarolis Wilson, Attorney at Law. Past President, Football Bar,
San Gabriel Valley, CA; LA County Bar; Pasadena Bar, State Bar of California
“A fun read that affirms the internal obstacles that many women
struggle with in a straightforward and easy to understand manner, a valuable
read for women of all ages.”
Writer/Producer of The Red Suitcase