This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Landmark Education. Landmark Education, a global leader in the field of training and development, offers programs in over 20 countries. The Landmark Forum, the foundation of all Landmark Education's programs, is designed to bring about a fundamental shift or transformation in what is possible in people's lives. Landmark Education is the Official Guide to Landmark Education.

Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life, by Susan Campbell, is a valuable resource for people interested in Landmark Education, and it is available through and Barnes & Noble.

From Library Journal
Campbell, a relationship counselor who has worked with international companies and small businesses and as an individual counselor for the past 32 years, defines "getting real" as providing totally honest communication in order to live in the moment. Achieving carpe diem is harder than it may seem because, as children, people adopt false beliefs (e.g., "If you express your wants too strongly, you'll get punished") for protection. To reverse the damage done by that thinking, adults need to re-evaluate their personality. Campbell offers ten "truth skills" one per chapter that allow for more honest communication at home or in the workplace. Using the self-assessment quizzes at the beginning of each chapter, readers can easily evaluate their experiences. The author then details each truth skill, displaying numerous personal and client life issues as examples. A good title for group therapy, this is recommended for most self-help collections. Lisa Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY

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Product Description
Everyone values honest communication, yet few people possess the requisite skills. Susan Campbell provides simple yet practical awareness practices — culled from her 35-year career as a relationship coach and corporate consultant — that require individuals to “let go” of the need to be right, safe, and certain. Such questions as “In what areas of my life do I feel the need to lie, sugarcoat, or pretend?” help guide the reader toward self-realization. The ten truth skills include Letting Yourself Be Seen, Taking Back Projections, Saying No, Welcoming Feedback, Expressing Taboo Thoughts and Emotions, Revising an Earlier Statement, Holding Differences, Sharing Mixed Emotions, and Embracing the Silence of Not Knowing.

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This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Landmark Education. The Official Guide to Landmark Education is Landmark Education.

Landmark Education, an international training and development company, offers a wide range of programs that are designed to address specific interests including producing breakthrough results and new levels of personal fulfillment in career, relationships, home, and community. The ideas, insights, and distinctions on which Landmark Education's programs are based make Landmark Education a leader and innovator in the field of training and development. Landmark Education is headquartered in San Francisco and offers programs in 125 cities around the world. More than 160,000 people per year participate in Landmark’s programs.

The Landmark Forum, Landmark’s flagship program, is the world’s most widely acclaimed personal development program. The Landmark Forum is a powerful, accelerated learning experience specifically designed to bring about positive and permanent shifts in the quality of your life — in just three days. These shifts make available a new and unique kind of freedom and power. More than a million people from six continents and all walks of life have participated in The Landmark Forum.

“One of life's most rewarding experiences.” That's how graduates describe the benefits of The Landmark Forum when surveyed. In fact, more than 90% of participants report that they received, “practical and enduring value.”

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