Monday, January 30, 2017

Lessons from a Difficult Person by Sarah H. Elliston (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I'm happy to be kicking of the tour for Lessons from a Difficult Person by Sarah H. Elliston. The methods outlined in this book gives you the ability to take a strong, positive, confident—yet compassionate—stance with the “difficult person”—whether that is a relative, coworker, friend, one of your children or anyone else for that matter.

Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win this book and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Book Details:

Book Title: Lessons from a Difficult Person: How to Deal with People Like Us
Author: Sarah H. Elliston
​Category: Adult Non-fiction, 176 pages
Genre: Self-help / Relationships
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release date: November 30, 2016
Tour dates: Jan 30 to Feb 17, 2017
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Elliston is a highly successful workshop leader and trainer, who offers wisdom learned the hard way—by experience – as well as through rigorous study and certification in many areas of professional training that aid her in her work -- Values Realization, Parent Effectiveness Training and Reality Therapy. She is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and developer of Reality Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that teaches people they have a choice in how they choose to behave.

The methods Elliston offers in her book end the trauma and the drama, and minimize the possibility of confrontation. She gives YOU, the reader, the ability to take a strong, positive, confident—yet compassionate--stance with the “difficult person”—whether that is a relative, coworker, friend, one of your children or anyone else for that matter.

Elliston demonstrates how to:

• Identify the ways to talk to a “difficult” person

• Incorporate true incentives to help people change

• Make real the consequences of the “difficult” person’s action

• Increase success through acceptance and belonging

• Avoid being triggered by the “difficult” person allowing you to neutralize those hot buttons and communicate without judgement.

Elliston lays out a proven script for peacefully transforming the difficult person’s behavior and the environment. She gives you the tools for successfully initiating and engaging in a conversation with a difficult person that would lead to change.

Buy the Book: Amazon

About the Author:

Sarah (Sam) Elliston is an expert in the art of Dealing with Difficult People. She is a top workshop leader and a member of the faculty of the William Glasser Institute, which espouses “Reality Therapy” to foster behavioral change.

But her instructional career began long before she even became aware that she was herself a “difficult person,” traits that began in Lincoln MA, where she grew up. For more than 30 years she has been teaching and training, first as a high school teacher in Ohio and Cincinnati—and then as an administrator in the not-for-profit sector.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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  1. Thanks for this feature and giveaway which would be invaluable. Encountering difficult people is common, but learning how to behave and interact with them takes great skill and understanding.

  2. This looks so interesting and especially useful for the workplace.

  3. I love this cover! Sounds like a great read!

  4. I think that the cover illustration is very creative!

  5. Sounds very useful! I can think of people I would use the information with....


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