Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.
But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?
This book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:
It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages and dysfunctional parenting.
In this book you’ll learn:
- Why everyone is addicted to control
- How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
- How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them
Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.
“Insightful, straight to the point and very helpful”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Juliana Loh
Finished it in one sitting on my kindle. It’s very insightful, easy to read and has great analogies you can quite simply visualise. Gets to the point in a very matter of fact way, which is easy to process. I subscribe to the blog and get bite size nuggets via email – but finishing the book in one sitting really gave me a great overview and a more indepth way to look at myself and situations.
About the Author
Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.
A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey.