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Booklets by
Marlowe O. Erickson (1929-2019)

Effective Self-Management Skills

Creating Self-Esteem

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

OH WOW!!!  This 23 page booklet can change your life! Really, read Dr. Erickson and see how to choose happiness.

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Maps of Reality

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Dr. Erickson sees through cultural norms which color our Puritan way of thinking and lead to misconceptions about life.  He cleverly applies his insights and invites readers to find their natural desire to be happy.

"Disappearing" Smoking

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Tried to quit smoking and failed?  Same for Dr. Erickson, but as a psychologist he studied his condition and came up with a new approach.  It worked for him and maybe it will work for you!  His success as a clinical psychologist took a fresh approach to looking at life; reading his booklet will bring a smile to your face.

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Minimizing Distress

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Stress is defined as physiological while distress is defined as psychological.  In this treatise, Marlowe Erickson, a psychologist, presents simple but effective ways to meet distress. He shows why the meeting of adversity can be turned aside with a smile on your lips instead of a face red with rage or elevated blood pressure.  Have you lost your dog, your job, a spouse, or a bet?  This booklet will encourage you to think about possibilities you may not be aware of!


by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Marlowe Erickson, after observing parents wishing to raise their children to be responsible adults and raising his daughters, shares his insights gained from a lifetime of counseling, thought, and application.  Dr. Erickson explains parenting with an approach which reframes normal social norms and is as delightful as it is effective.

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Relating in Relationships

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Marlowe and Mary Erickson speak from a lifetime as marriage counselors.  They well know how often relationships fail to end in "happy ever after."  This booklet explores the myth of the fairy tale and how to turn disappointment into happiness.

Self-Talk — Self-Think

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

As a psychologist, Marlow Erickson learned the futility of lying on the couch.  He has developed a whole new way of self-therapy.  Experience as a clinical psychologist gave him ample opportunities to find simple, effective ways to talk yourself into meeting life’s challenges with a smile.  This self-help booklet can easily change your life!

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Basic Thought Tools

by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Most of the time we are unaware why we act like we do, but when we become aware that we are indeed in control of our thoughts we can take a turn and be kinder to ourselves.


by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Dr. Erickson shares his insights after a successful career in marriage counseling.  He tackles the differences between men and women and shows how to handle them.

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by Marlowe O. Erickson, Ph.D.

Dr. Erickson is an insider—he was staff psychologist for one of his corporate clients and he taught management skills in a Masters for Business Associates program for a prestigious university.  But, more importantly, he has been an astute observer of human nature from childhood to adulthood and has figured out some important truths about motivation.  I think his Nordic ancestry affects his understanding of the place of individuals in society.  Want to know what he has learned?  Read  this treatise and you will figure out how to work effectively in the corporate world and you will also figure out something about yourself!!!

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