Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
The Fix Yourself Handbook presents the Process Way of Life, a step-by-step program that can transform your life into one that is happy, healthy, purposeful, and content. Who we are is the product of the interplay between our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual attributes. The Process Way of Life’s fifty-two internal processes will help you create a state of internal balance as these four attributes operate together, providing you with a pure loving energy source that will change your life. Learning to understand and love yourself, and to apply your love to others, is the enduring final gift of the Process Way of Life. The Process Way of Life is the product of over twenty years of Faust Ruggiero’s research and practical counseling application. It is your guide on an exciting and enlightening life journey that will touch every part of you. The Process Way of Life creates one of life’s most exciting and wondrous life journeys, and yours is about to begin.
My professional career spans over forty years. I have counseled clients ranging in age from five, and into senior living. I have counseled in inpatient facilities, prisons, substance abuse counseling centers, in nursing homes, provided employee assistance programs to major corporations, and have extensive experience providing emotional support services to deaf children. I was part of a team that developed the counseling program for drunk drivers that became the prototype for the state of Pennsylvania, and is still being used in many other states. I continue to provide counseling services for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and other emergency personnel. I have taught at the college level, and am published in several research journals.
I’ve been in private practice at the Community Psychological Center, in Bangor, Pennsylvania for over thirty years, specializing in individual, family, substance abuse, women’s issues, and marital/couples counseling. During that time, I developed the Process Way of Life, and have used it with over 2,000 of my clients, helping them to realize and unleash the power they have inside themselves. With the Process Way of Life being so successful as a counseling program, I decided to develop the process-based journey into a written text. The approach underwent several years of research and program design, so that it could effectively be communicated in written form. I want all of you to understand how to present your problems, to understand them, and I want to provide you with the exact steps to fix those problems.The Process Way of Life has now been developed into a written version of the original counseling program, and is presented here in The Fix Yourself Handbook. I have been featured on television, radio, in newspapers columns, and continue to counsel, and conduct workshops and trainings about the Process Way of Life.