Have You Met Author Steve Hauptman and His Monkey Traps?

Hello and Welcome All Recovery Friends!

“Ok, ok this blog post is not about monkeys or anything like that! LOL …
This post is about welcoming a new author and his new book titled?
MONKEY TRAPS:  Why Everybody Tries to Control Everything and How We Can Stop!”

Now in recovery, we hopefully learn we can not Control people, places, and things right?
And that is what Steve’s book and guide teach’s you. He has over twenty years of experience as a therapist helping many with this addictive behavior and much more.
Here is more about Author, Steve Hauptman:


About The Author:

Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.

A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey. . .
He has a funky kind of wit and humor about the human condition, as it shows on both his blogs and proves this fun fact right here on Monkeytraps: Were All Monkeys On This Bus .

About His New Book:

Product Details

(Click book to buy on Amazon)
“Something’s missing from your life. This much you know. But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?”

This book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:


It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • Why everyone is addicted to control
  • How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
  • How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them

Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.


Anxious? Depressed? Angry? Addicted? Codependent? Read this.
J. Levin 2016

“I found Steve on LinkedIn a while back and began reading his blog. He is so good at putting therapy into words, I could not wait for this book to come out. I was not disappointed. As a therapist, I will be recommending this book to all of my clients. As a human being recovering from my own control addiction, I will refer to it often. And as a writer? I will aspire to Steve’s clarity, organization, brevity, and humor.

We are all addicted to control. This book explains why and offers effective tools for letting go and trusting that everything will be okay, even though we’re not in charge.”
A 5-Stars! Highly Suggest this one!

A Mind Opener  ~ Feb. 2016 Format: Kindle Edition

“LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Well written, concise and very insightful. Think anyone would benefit from reading it – and it’s very easy to read. Really glad I found Steve’s blog, and grateful he put all his thoughts together in book form. If I could, would give Monkeytraps more stars than five!!”
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Now since Steve is a leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey . . .
What is this blog about? Steve say’s:.

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A Monkeytraps reader once asked me to explain what Bert — this odd gumdrop-shaped gorilla — stands for.

“He’s my inner monkey,” I wrote back.  “He stands for the part of me that tries to control stuff.”

He stands for that part of you, too.  🙂

Steve’s Fav Quote?  “The more control you need, the less control you have.” (by me) ~LOL

So where can your find and connect with Author, Steve Hauptman? See all his social media connections right here:

So go download a copy of his book today and start learning to STOP CONTROLING EVERYTHING! LOL.

“A Recovery Spotlight presented by: “Recovery Starts Here” of Author, Catherine Lyon”