If there is an overriding philosophy that Ora Nadrich ascribes to, it is this: you can help yourself solve your own problems, you can do it daily, and the process doesn’t need to be complex. Flying in the face of the often oblique language of the self help movement, Ora, a Mindfulness Coach with a thriving practice in Los Angeles, prides herself on not only having devised a method of self discovery and mindful practice that is simple, direct and applicable to everyone, but is also easy to understand and put to use. And, like brushing your teeth, can be done daily and take about as much time. Simplicity is her mantra.
That philosophy forms the basis of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, in which Ora vividly illustrates and breaks down her simple yet highly effective method, based on the principle that while we all face obstacles and negative thoughts in our lives, it is not enough to simply examine and be aware of them---we must question and challenge them in order to bring about true change.
Many of the obstacles people face, are the result of their own negative thoughts holding them back. And often those thoughts don't even originate within them; they're the ideas or opinions of someone else---a critical parent or angry spouse, for instance---which they believe without questioning to see if they're even real or true. Since thoughts create beliefs--which then create behavior--negative thoughts are dangerous things to leave unchecked. You must question them, challenge them. Says Who? shows us how.
More than simple "think positive" slogans and inspirational platitudes, this is not just a motivational book; instead Says Who? provides practical, tangible steps to tackling a condition that affects us all: negative thoughts.
The Says Who? questioning method will begin the process needed for you to know and understand your thoughts better, so that you can be prepared to challenge a negative thought when it unexpectedly pops up and wants to undermine, sabotage, control, or keep you from being your authentic self, and reaching your goals to lead a happy and fulfilled life.
As I've said, you cannot lead a happy and fulfilled life if your inner dialogue is conflicted or causing you to suffer. When you commit to using the following questions, and allow them to be your guide for managing your thoughts, you will see how clear and sharp your perception will become, and how you are able to discern and identify quickly which of your thoughts are real and which are not. By using the Says Who? method with consistency, the bottom line will eventually be, "If this thought doesn't support my well-being, then I have no use for it.
"Using the method regularly will also give you the tools to immediately identify, challenge and resist any negative thought that tries to pull you down a non-productive path. It will enable you to refuse to give in to the type of negative thoughts that can cause you to take a "wrong turn" and derail you from reaching your goals. Says Who? will help you stay on course so you can create the positive mindset needed to reach fulfillment.