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Editorial Reviews


"Dr. Mastria has developed a unique method for dealing with a vast array of psychological difficulties." -- James J. Feretti, MD, Psychiatry, Private Practice, Jersey City, NJ

"Dr. Mastria's Attention Training should benefit anyone seeking to calm their nerves and attain greater peace of mind." -- David J. Grandcolas, Ph.D.

"Mastria's "back to basics" approach to psychological problems and their treatment is brilliant in its simplicity..." -- Erich Labouvie, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Product Description

"The Habit of Living" introduces the reader to Dr. Mastria's unique and highly effective method for treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive patterns, and other psychological disorders. It is a well written and easy to follow and understand description of his 20 year search for and discovery of a standardized theory and intervention method for psychological problems.

The book introduces the reader to Dr. Mastria's theory of Reflexive Attention Diversion and his treatment method called Attention Training.


5.0 out of 5 stars Makes so much sense, can't wait for the DVD!!!, August 30, 2010
By  Michelle
This review is from: The Habit of Living (Paperback)

I took my time and basically studied Dr. Mastria's book, determined to understand his amazingly practical theory.
I underlined personally relevant passages and really found the Marcus Aurelius quotes at the beginning of each chapter thought provoking and so sensible. I enjoyed the read and finished with a better understanding of how to find happiness, not someday, somewhere, but NOW, this day, this moment. Dr. Mastria puts the tools to happiness and relief from life stresses in our hands by living in the present! I am looking forward to the DVD, manual and other upcoming books! Thanks Dr. Mastria for your GREAT mind!


5.0 out of 5 stars Living Life Stress Free, June 2, 2009
This review is from: The Habit of Living (Paperback)

As someone who has had Fibromyalgia for over 30 years and just recently diagnosed with Lymphodema, I had become well versed in anxiety and depression.

If you use the techniques in Dr Mastria's book and put yourself in the here and now rather than the past of what was, could have been, should have been etc you will find yourself happier than you have been in years.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a stress free life.


5.0 out of 5 starsA guide to stress free and happy living, June 2, 2009
By  Debiana Casterline (Atlantic City, NJ)
This review is from: The Habit of Living (Paperback)

Dr. Mastria, has found a precise way to rid yourself of all anxiety and depression. When the principals of his techniques are applied, and you re learn your thinking process, it like you're a kid on Christmas morning, all over again. I highly recommend this book, for anyone who wants to enjoy life on a daily basis!!


5.0 out of 5 starsThe Only Book on Anxiety & Depression Anyone Needs to Read!, August 6, 2001
By A Customer
This review is from: The Habit of Living (Paperback)

Dr. Mastria takes the reader on an enjoyable and fascinating journey as he details his personal search for a way to relieve thousands of people from the torment of psychological problems affecting their ability to life fully and happily. Working over 20 years to find a single cause for psychological discomfort, Dr. Mastria has uncovered a single method of treating anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and many others. His theory, as well as his simple, four step method of treatment, which he refers to as Attention Training, are unique in terms of the theories and intervention available from today's experts, and are detailed here in easy to understand language. The book provides the reader with all the tools they need not only to understand the cause of their symptoms, but to end them forever. I have personally benefited from this book and feel it's the only book out there with all the answers.