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The Sorry Syndrome
How to Learn from Missteps Without Apologizing
Dr. John B. Waterhouse
ISBN: 9780917849565
Book (Paperback)
Park Point Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
144 pages
January 15, 2017


"It's about time this book was written! Dr. John Waterhouse shares his own story and offers his sensible solution to the affliction of self-guilt and shame. If release from what keeps us stuck in suffering is on your radar, The Sorry Syndrome is a must-read." —Terry Cole-Whittaker, author of What You Think of Me is None of My Business

"Buckle up, friends! In The Sorry Syndrome, Dr. John Waterhouse shakes you out of a comfort zone which for so many has become an insidious confinement zone. He brilliantly guides us through a fresh, exciting and revolutionary way to embrace personal responsibility, helping us see that blame and apology are about the past. When we break free of the Sorry Syndrome and become fully present, then understanding, communication and learning flourish. It’s a powerful step into a life of growth and joy!" —Brian Biro, America’s Breakthrough Coach

Why do so many people constantly say they're sorry—even for the most trifling of offenses?

If this question intrigues you, you’re ready to enter a new and brighter world. When you open up The Sorry Syndrome, Dr. John Waterhouse takes you on a journey of self-empowerment and discovery. He illuminates our ineffective cultural norm of apologizing and offers a healthier model for resolving conflict and reestablishing trust.

Can I escape this ingrained habit and live a sorry-free life?

Yes – you can! By reframing your role when things don’t go well, taking responsibility for your actions, and learning from difficult experiences, you can gain an understanding that creates better outcomes for everyone. With compelling explanations, colorful examples, and concrete steps, Dr. John Waterhouse teaches you how to improve communication, learn from your missteps, and develop healthier relationships.

Look inside, solve The Sorry Syndrome, and never be sorry again!

Dr. John Waterhouse has dedicated his life to revealing the immense power and potential within each person he meets. He is an accomplished motivational speaker and teacher, and has inspired thousands of people throughout the world. He holds a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology and has taught diversity/gender psychology at the postgraduate level. His business experience includes having owned and operated a multimillion-dollar oilfield equipment company and having managed national non-profit programs for organizations such as Robert Schuller Ministries. John and his wife, Barbara, are founders of Center for Spiritual Living, Asheville. John also served as the first president of the international spiritual organization, Centers for Spiritual Living.
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