Empowering the Disabled to be Proactive

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 General News J E 4
FAR HILLS, N.J., March 31 No one wants to think it couldhappen to them. Whether you're at work or at home, a disabling injury orillness can occur at any time. It can prevent us the ability to work, attendsocial gatherings and live life as we previously did. Suffering from adisability can leave a person feeling withdrawn, helpless and depressed. Butit is possible to do things you never envisioned, and even have a better life.

WINNING THE DISABILITY CHALLENGE: A Practical Guide to Successful Livingby John F. Tholen, Ph.D. (New Horizon Press, April 2008), is the first bookthat guides the disabled worker through both the emotional trauma andoccupational disability. Dr. Tholen helps workers negotiate the complex worldof rights and benefits while providing methods to personal security and self-fulfillment. He explores the frustrations of the newly disabled maze ofdisability benefits, while offering one hundred affirmations that can providecomfort and help disabled people feel positive about their conditions.

Dr. Tholen presents a winning course of action when handling insurancecompanies, signing documents and settling occupational disputes, and he alsoprovides an inspiring, uplifting message of hope. He believes that disabledpeople can become happier and enjoy life even more than before. WINNING THEDISABILITY CHALLENGE: A Practical Guide to Successful Living provides step-by-step methods for improving health, managing pain, battling insomnia and copingwith depressive symptoms. Helpful tips and advice are also included to helpanswer those "hard to answer" questions such as "What forms do I need tofile?" or "What support groups are there with other people who share mydisability?" This book is ideal for people with lifelong disabilities, woundedmilitary veterans and those injured on the job.

About the Author

John F. Tholen, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has been treatingoccupationally disabled workers since 1980. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. degrees inClinical Psychology from the University of Miami, as well as an M.S. in PublicHealth and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. He lives in Long Beach, CA.WINNING THE DISABILITY CHALLENGE A Practical Guide to Successful Living By John F. Tholen Health/Psychology April 2008 release $13.95 paperback ISBN 13: 978-0-88282-290-7 ISBN 10: 0-88282-290-X New Horizon Press P.O. Box 669 Far Hills, NJ 07931-0669 908-604-6311 Phone 908-604-6330 Fax E-Mail:

SOURCE New Horizon Press


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