Wednesday, June 24, 2020

#Giveaway A Secret Life by James S. Juliana

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Book Details:

Book TitleA Secret Life: Enduring and Triumphing Over OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by James S. Juliana
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 176 pages
Genre:  Self-Help, Mental Health
Publisher:  Self-Published
Release dates:   October 2019
Tour dates: June 15 to June 26, 2020
Content Rating:  PG. This self-help book deals with adult subject matter of mental illness.

Book Description:

Are you one
 of the millions who reside within a secret life, a life which
constantly feels out of your own control: Are you plagued by repetitive
thoughts and/or actions which interfere with your daily activities? The
author lived for more than 40 years with an undiagnosed form of mental
illness, a phobia now known as OCD: obsessive-compulsive disorder. His
emotional pain and suffering were at times almost unmanageable. In his
mid-sixties, the author, a loving husband, father and accomplished high
school teacher and athletic coach, discovered a unique psychologist
within the Denver therapeutic community who utilizes a radical but
highly successful treatment that's allowed the author to control his OCD
 symptoms almost 100%. "A Secret Life" is one of the few books written
by an OCD sufferer and descries in detail the pain and chaos living with
 this illness can cause not just the victim, but those closest to him.
This story doesn't stop there, but provides readers with options and
advice dealing with OCD from someone who broke the curse of living a
secret life. Now he's ready to share his story in order to help others.

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Guest Post

How Teaching Experiences Influence My OCD Outreach

            As a life-long classroom teacher and athletic coach, I realized years ago I was blessed by God with an inherent ability to successfully motivate adolescents to work hard, persevere and achieve beyond their perceived limitations, both in the classroom as well as in achieving their athletic goals. This special gift also allows me to be comfortable in sharing my life-long struggles with OCD with other sufferers.

I believe that the majority of individuals who live with a form of mental illness are embarrassed about their condition. I am convinced the number of reported and identified cases of OCD are significantly underreported or misdiagnosed, especially with children and adolescents. Fear and guilt are two powerful emotions which prevent many individuals from seeking professional assistance. Repeatedly, Dr. Gallagher has remarked to me during therapy sessions, that in over the twenty-plus years he has been practicing private therapy he has only worked with one or two other patients like me, who possess the inner strength or lack of fear to confront their OCD demons head-on.

Throughout my entire career in education, one of the most important lessons I taught to students was to not be afraid to set high goals and to reach for the stars, whether in academics or sports. Sharing my story of overcoming my OCD symptoms comes naturally to me.

Meet the Author:

Jim Juliana was a hard-working family man with a devoted wife and
adoring children. As a teacher, he taught numerous subjects over a
28-year career, was an assistant principal/athletic director for three
years and mentored generations of youngsters in the classroom and in
athletics. Juliana was a coach for forty years at the high school level.
 Coach Juliana has been a part of two state championship teams, a city
championship team and several league title teams. He spent two years as a
 college instructor and football coach. But Jim Juliana had a secret
life, one over which he had no control. For most of his life, he also
fought - and eventually defeated - an embarrassing and almost
debilitating OCD. OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety
disorder that effects three to five million adults in the US each year.
OCD involves irrational fears or repeated thoughts or obsessions that
drive an individual to engage in repetitive behaviors or compulsions.
Jim Juliana's life was finally changed when he found a therapist whose
treatment all but eliminated his OCD incidents. A Secret Life chronicles
 Juliana's battle against his OCD and gives readers options and
information for treatment based on his experiences.

Connect with the author:  Website ~ Facebook

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June 15 - Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 16 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
June 17 – novelsnerd – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 17 - T's Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 18 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
June 18 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 19 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 22 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 23 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 23 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 - Rainy Day Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 25 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview /giveaway
June 26 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway

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