If you can only afford to invest in one workbook that will set you on the path to positive change in your life, invest in this top-of-the-line workbook. The exercises contained in this one will cause the reader to do some very serious soul searching which ultimately opens the door to self-discovery. Some of the exercises are quite in-depth; this is definitely not a book one can pick up and complete in a short length of time; the reader should be prepared to make the time to complete each exercise slowly and carefully, giving each one considerable thought and honesty.
What you learn may surprise you. As a counsellor with experience in behavioral psychology, I can assure the reader that the process of self-discovery can be complex and sometimes painful. For anyone experiencing severe trauma or emotional turmoil, this book will probably not remedy the situation - that generally takes professional counselling. However, for those who merely want to improve their outlook and effectiveness, the insight gained in this book should provide helpful information.
One might compare the process of self-discovery to standing naked in front of the mirror. In self-discovery, all the layers are peeled away until one gets to the core of the self. Like the image in the mirror, often one does not like the reflection, but it is only through acceptance and understanding of how we came to be as we are, that we can change the path of the future. The reader will come to understand one is only limited by self-imposed restrictions. This is an excellent workbook and certainly deserving of more than five stars. However, like all other self-help books, the effectiveness is only as good as the long-term commitment of the reader to change, and the dedication one has to achieving positive results.