“Charles Gaby has opened a gateway to understanding how consciousness awareness, meditation, and somatic practices can merge together. Choosing to Evolve is necessary reading especially for all yoga teachers who wish to help their students inform their practice with these powerful insights and thoughtful practical teachings.”–– Nicole Shaw, Yoga Teacher Trainer E-RYT 500, and Meditation Teacher 300 RMT
“When talented musicians turn to a career in psychotherapy, they bring with them a unique ear to the emotions of others. Choosing to Evolve exposes an additional side of Charles Gaby — the ability to put into words his insights into the motivational motifs from which human personalities are woven. This book is informative of complex theory but eminently readable because of Gaby’s unique style of teaching by sharing his personal experiences. As a result,he is able to provide the reader interested in changing unpleasant patterns in the self with practical advice and exercises that he himself and those who have worked with him have found beneficial.”–– Vernon C. Kelly, Jr., MD, <br> author of The Art of Intimacy and the Hidden Challenge of Shame <br> co-author of The Upside of Shame.
"Discovered insight into myself why I have some of the feelings."— Cynthia H.
"I was fortunate to meet the author Charles Gaby while traveling in Texas last year. He was super chill & a pleasure to speak with. When he mentioned that he authored Choosing to Evolve, my wife ordered it immediately. I read a chapter a day, sometimes less, as I found myself excitedly re-reading each (mind altering) paragraph over & over again. Choosing to Evolve opened my mind to exploring the many unconscious habituated scripts playing out moment by moment of my life, & to become more aware of those habituated scripts in others. I found this book to be fascinating & have already recommended it to many of my friends. Evolution is real & it is a choice! Thank you Charles Gaby for this most excellent read! Cheers!! "— Robert Sizer
Choosing to Evolve
We are all creatures of habit.
Our most powerful habits involve how we think and feel.
We experience the world through lenses we didn’t choose.
Are you ready to wake up to a new kind of freedom?
If you have had enough of feeling stuck, Choosing to Evolve could change everything. Your evolution begins with a deeper understanding of the way our minds operate through the automatic habituation of imagery and emotional scripting. Following the thread of these insights, Charles Gaby offers guidance through lifelong layers of defenses into the light of new-found freedom.
This thoroughly readable exploration offers new access to transformation in every arena of life. As Gaby writes, “Our mental processes can help or hinder our health and happiness. While we can’t change the way human consciousness works, we can evolve in how we participate in it. Making this evolutionary leap is the key to our individual and collective wellbeing.”
CHARLES GABY has spent more than 25 years in private practice as a counselor, educational consultant, and workshop facilitator. After serving as president of the Tomkins Institute and Training Director for the Institute for Restorative Communities, Charles is now the creator of My Leap Year, web-based community for individuals and organizations who want to gain self-awareness and transform old patterns of being.