Calling on research involving over 450 scientific articles and books, Act from Choice describes:

What we do: the myriad habitual patterns we typically allow to engage, violating our intentions and values, damaging relationships and self-
esteem, and often leading to guilt, shame, and denial.

Why we do it: how the subconscious triggers innocently acquired, automatic, habitual reactions and gives them the power to sweep aside our best intentions.

Proof: examples of how intention and training can overcome habitual patterns, showing that it is possible to manage unwanted habits and choose what to do.

How to manage unwanted habits: novel, simple tools—many not previously available—for training the subconscious to wake us up and bring us to attention when unwanted urges are just beginning to form, giving us early warning and the mind-space and perspective to choose what to do rather than allow habits to engage.