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The Operating Manual for the Self

Volume One: The Big Picture, The Foundation

By Jeffrey Bryan, MSW, LCSW, BCD
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Format: Softcover
ISBN 13: 978-0-9909949-0-9
LCCN: 2015919187
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Number of Pages: 365
Publisher: International Institute for Self Development
Publication Date: 1/1/2016

In this unprecedented book, expert psychotherapist Jeffrey Bryan offers an illuminating look at our wonderfully complex Selves, culled from 37 years in the field and over 40,000 clinical interviews.

Each chapter stands on its own as a separate area of knowledge, yet also contributes to the bigger picture of the Self. The Manual is both a self-help book and a reference, containing innovative and comprehensive ideas that will inspire both professional and non-professional readers. Throughout the book you’ll find:

  • Points of Empowerment: Brief, positive statements summing up the surrounding text
  • Practices: Revealing exercises designed to help you understand your deepest Self 

The Operating Manual for the Self shows you how to work with your thoughts, feelings, and actions in a safe, nonjudgmental way. The Manual helps you identify frustration and pain, and shows you what causes these feelings and how to deal with them. 

Jeffrey Bryan is a licensed clinical social worker and a board-certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. He is the founder of the International Institute for Self-Development (IIFSD), a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people awaken and develop their potential. Mr. Bryan obtained his Master of Social Work degree in 1978 from the Adelphi University School of Social Work. Since entering the field of mental health, he has been a practicing psychotherapist and a supervisor. His multimodal practice includes cognitive therapy, couples therapy, and psychoanalysis.

To learn more about The Operating Manual for the Self, Mr. Bryan’s work, and the IIFSD, visit and

Format: ePub
ISBN 13: 978-0-9909949-2-3
Publisher: International Institute for Self-Development
Publication Date: 1/1/2016

Format: MOBI
ISBN 13: 978-0-9909949-1-6
Publisher: International Institute for Self-Development
Publication Date: 1/1/2016

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