The Procrastination Pattern

  • Do you forget about tasks you have to do?
  • When faced with an important project, do you get distracted or busy with other things?
  • Is it hard to discipline yourself to exercise, meditate, or eat well?
  • Are you stuck in a rut at work?
  • Do you avoid making decisions and taking action to move your life ahead?
This is the Procrastination Pattern. Click here for more information.
XIf you have a Procrastination Pattern, you tend to avoid certain kinds of action. You may avoid tasks that have to be done that you don’t particularly enjoy. You may also avoid things you really want to do, especially activities that involve taking risks and the possibility of failure. You may start a project but not stay with it or not complete it. It might take you so long to finish it that you miss important deadlines.

People who procrastinate rarely make a conscious decision not to do something. They just go along with their lives, and after a while they realize that they haven’t done the task. They got distracted with other things. They got lost in thought. They spent time relaxing, partying, having fun. Sometimes they worked hard doing things that were less important than the task they were avoiding.

Sometimes it isn’t a specific task that you are avoiding. It is the thinking and planning that would be required for you to take action. You never seem to find the time to do it. Alternatively, you may think and plan obsessively but never actually make a decision about what to do.

You can transform your Procrastination Pattern
so you can feel confident and take action.

Self-Therapy Journey is an interactive online tool
for resolving psychological issues such as the Procrastination Pattern.
With Self-Therapy Journey, you can transform your Procrastination Pattern into the Work Confidence Capacity, which means you can...
  • Feel confident about your ability to succeed
  • Get tasks done without hesitation
  • Produce higher quality work
  • Stick with a discipline for health, meditation, etc.

This leads to...
  • Success in your career
  • Moving your life forward to the next level
  • Getting what you want—job, relationship, health, financial security
  • Feeling self-confident
  • Increased innovation and creativity
  • Having more time for fun, family, relaxation
 Click here  for more information on the Work Confidence Capacity.

You can create a personalized practice
for activating the Work Confidence Capacity in your life.

Learn How Self-Therapy Journey Works with the Procrastination Pattern

What People Are Saying

"Doing this work on STJ has created a big shift for me in my Procrastination pattern. I couldn't get off the ground before and now I've started a new work project in my business. All the limitations from this pattern have eased and shifted. I feel unblended and that's been huge for me."
-- A. B., Investment Banker

Overcoming Procrastination Webinar

Click here to get this two hour webinar with Jay Earley. Learn about the underlying psychology behind Procrastination. Do an IFS guided meditation on Procrastination. Jay also demonstrates how to use Self-Therapy Journey to transform Procrastination into Work Confidence.

Self-Therapy Journey is a powerful tool
for transforming your Procrastination Pattern
and cultivating your Work Confidence Capacity.

But that's not all!
It works with many other psychological issues as well. It will help you work through a wide variety of patterns and develop many different capacities.

You Can...

  • Take command of your personal growth
  • Work at your own pace in your own time
  • Heal your emotional wounds
  • Gain self-confidence and courage
  • Open to intimacy and love
  • Feel hope and optimism about your life
    - each and every day
Discover how the powerful inner process of Self-Therapy Journey can change your life. It is an interactive web application that includes...

  • Check lists for understanding behavior, feelings, and motivations
  • Stories
  • Guided meditations for healing emotional wounds
  • Journaling
  • Customized reports
  • Personalized homework practices for behavior change
  • An online community for support
  • Systematic tracking of your progress
  • And much more

You can have the life you have always dreamed of,
at a tiny fraction of the cost of therapy.

Learn How Self-Therapy Journey Works with the Procrastination Pattern

Self-Therapy Journey is brilliant. It's been an absolutely great experience to use it. Every time I had a thought like, "What about this?" there was something in the online system to handle it.

-- Athena Murphy

I think Self-Therapy Journey is immensely helpful. You can go as deep as you want.

-- Elizabeth Moulton,
Clinical Psychologist

It is impressive that this tool was so helpful to me considering that I have done ample self-work for over 25 years.

-- Faith Curtin, MA
Clinical Psychology

Working with Self-Therapy Journey will help you:

  • Dramatically increase your self-awareness
  • Understand your partner's behavior (and that of other people close to you)
  • Recognize when you are caught in self-defeating patterns - and change them to positive actions - right in the moment
  • Significantly lower your level of stress and reactivity
  • Be free of the constricting hold of old emotional wounds
  • Work through your fears so you can live authentically and courageously
  • Become emotionally stable and healthy, leading to peace and satisfaction
  • Enhance your ability for love, creativity, personal power, and living a life of purpose


I have been a psychotherapist for 40 years. I have helped hundreds of therapy clients to resolve troubling psychological issues and find love, success, and peace. And hundreds more people have used Self-Therapy Journey to make similar changes. My self-published book Self-Therapy has sold nearly 20,000 copies, and I constantly get emails from readers telling me how much the book has changed their lives.

I created Self-Therapy Journey as a place for you to do your own inner work. I want to make psychological healing available to a wide range of people. When you enroll, I will be personally available to support you in using it. I hold free teleseminars and webinars regularly on Self-Therapy Journey. Please join me.

Try Self-Therapy Journey so you can experience how powerful it is and how easy it is to use.

Jay Earley, PHD

Introductory Video with Jay Earley

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Self-Therapy Journey is based on
two comprehensive and powerful systems!

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1. The Pattern System®

The Pattern System is a breakthrough in understanding personality, a Periodic Table for psychology, created by Jay Earley, PhD.

It is a systematic approach to understanding your personality oriented toward psychological healing and personal growth, Self-Therapy Journey contains about 25 patterns, which are ways of behaving and feeling that you might want to change, such as people-pleasing, perfectionism, self-criticism, or avoiding intimacy.

Self-Therapy Journey helps you transform each pattern into a healthy capacity, such as assertiveness, ease, self-esteem, or cooperation. It also allows you to heal 14 different emotional wounds from childhood, such as being deprived or judged or feeling unlovable.

Everyone is unique! And the Pattern System recognizes this. You aren't put into a box. You get to understand the details of your particular personality.

The Pattern System provides the psychological content and IFS provides the therapy process.

Click here to learn more about the Pattern System.

2. Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is on the cutting edge of psychotherapy. It allows you to understand your psyche in a new way and create deep, powerful healing of old emotional wounds and trauma. IFS is a recognized, proven method for individual psychotherapy with a robust training program and thousands of certified therapists.

IFS enables you to understand each of the parts of your psyche, sometimes called sub-personalities. You can think of them as little people inside you. Each has its own perspective, feelings, memories, goals, and motivations. For example, one part of you might be trying to lose weight, and another part might want to eat whatever you want.

We all have many different parts, and we each have a spiritual center, the Self, which is compassionate, understanding, and grounded. Through IFS you can learn to stay in Self, develop a relationship with each of your parts, and heal them.

The key is that the your healing comes from you! This means that you can do IFS on your own, without a therapist, which is what makes Self-Therapy Journey possible.

Click here to watch an interview of Jay Earley on IFS by Tami Simon of Sounds True.

Support and Witnessing

You can work on Self-Therapy Journey completely on your own, or you can find a buddy or mentor from our online community to witness your work and support you in making changes in your life. You can also find a therapist guide from our list of professionals who will guide you in using Self-Therapy Journey and provide additional therapy if you want it.

In our online community, you can join a group of people who are dealing with the same issue. You can share with them your progress in your Self-Therapy Journey work and get answers to questions.

Learn How Self-Therapy Journey Works with the Procrastination Pattern

I was amazed with the ease of use of STJ and how quickly it helped to identify areas in which I was having difficulty. The guided mediations helped me understand the underlying intention behind my pattern. The homework practice turned out beautifully, allowing me to be more cooperative with others. I learned to re-state confusing feelings in an accepting and loving way. I can now let go of those parts that are no longer serving me.

-- Colleen A.

The greatest benefit of Self-Therapy Journey is its ability to reveal the hidden motivations behind our limiting patterns. I recommend it highly.

-- Nick Lal,
Personal Development

The problems that I worked on using Self-Therapy Journey have been resolved. The Pattern System has jump-started a lot of my clients in understanding their issues at the beginning of their work.

-- Cathy Duke
Licensed Counselor

Have other issues you need help with?
Wondering if Self-Therapy Journey deals with them?
Click here to find out
Are you a therapist, coach, or other professional,
wondering about using Self-Therapy Journey with you clients?
Click here for all the information you need

Learn How Self-Therapy Journey Works with the Procrastination Pattern

XWork Confidence means feeling confident in your ability to work well, accomplish tasks, and produce quality work. It means that you have deep care and devotion for what you do or create and you attend to what needs to be done, without fear or hesitation.

You can plan ahead for what needs to be done and also for larger goals in your life, with confidence that you will be able to accomplish what you choose to do, although you realize that the form this takes may have to change over time. When something doesn't work out the way you expected, you take this as feedback about how you must try a different approach. You never take this as proof that you are inadequate or a failure.

You are capable of working hard when that is called for and also of being relaxed and at ease with your work when appropriate. You are interested in producing quality work without any need to be perfect.