Press Release – October 2009 – How To Live A Life Of “self-manifested Magnificence”


Contact: Michelle Conron


Just Give Your Head a Shake…and Change Your Life for the Better

by Cheryl Hitchcock, DSW, ADC





–Reveals how to live a life of “self-manifested magnificence”


According to a 2009 survey by the American Psychological Association, adults who were advised by their health care provider to make lifestyle changes in order to relieve stress were the least likely to report success in making such changes. Award-winning therapist Cheryl Hitchcock advises that “part of minimizing stress is to become mindful of everything you do.” Hitchcock’s clever yet practical guide titled Just Give Your Head a Shake…and Change Your Life for the Better guides readers in understanding themselves more thoroughly.

In a world in which we are inundated with advice on dealing with ‘stress’ and ‘change’ as it pertains to us living a happier and more productive life; many people fail to understand why they feel the way they do. Furthermore, seeking solutions — when you can’t clearly define the problem — is another daunting task most people don’t succeed in completing.

Just Give Your Head a Shake…and Change your life for the Better, conveys simple explanations behind our reactions. In addition, Hitchcock provides quick, practical solutions to improve upon how we interpret stress, life changes, and illness. This fun and easy read is made to help you “realize your true potential, spirit, and enhance your magnificence.”

            “Isn’t that what life is about…to learn, grow, and become the best person that you can be while living an abundant life?” asks Hitchcock, “I want to pass on my knowledge and tools so that people can enhance their lives and live to their potential.”

For over 13 years Hitchcock, a certified clinical counselor operating out of Toronto, ON, has been helping her clients mold their lives into ones of enrichment, success, and personal satisfaction. With a diverse educational, personal, and professional background, her book begins with explaining the origins of our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions, and then provides tools on how to use them to reap positive results.

Key areas covered include:

* The surprising origins of our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions

* The power of perception, and how to manage them

* Incredibly effective meditation exercises

* Understanding “The Stages of Change”

* Utilization of Trust: in yourself and the universe

            Just Give Your Head a Shake…and Change your life for the Better, also outlines ways to improve in areas such as self-esteem, communication, and adaptability as well as giving examples of scenarios with right and wrong behavior descriptions. Hitchcock also writes about addiction, and how she doesn’t view it as a disease; and the Universal Laws that apply to life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

Hitchcock’s unique brand of “life coaching” and even keeled persona instantly grab the reader and put them at ease. As an entrepreneur, mother, and free spirit, she has built her own counseling practice and services clients from around the world in person and via satellite.


Cheryl Hitchcock, DSW, ADC is a certified clinical counselor from Toronto, ON. She has expertise in the areas of general counseling, developmental disabilities, mental health and addictions. Cheryl also holds a specialized forensic certification in the areas of high risk sexual behaviors and anger management. Cheryl uses a diverse repertoire of skills that enable her to guide individuals so that they can foster healthy, positive and sustainable change in their lives and foster the ideal vision of their existence.


Available for purchase at all major online bookselling sites

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: iUniverse (October 28, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1440179840

ISBN-13: 978-1440179846