STORYJACKING: Change Your Inner Dialogue, Transform Your Life!

Do you feel stuck and wish you were living in another story? You know the one, the story filled with happy relationships, where you love your career and have a sense of purpose as you make a life filled with meaning!

What stories are you telling yourself?

StoryJacking is a seven-step guide that offers a practical road map to your personal power. It is your doorway into profound self-awareness and the fundamental truth: You are whole, capable, resourceful, and creative. By getting curious, you can shift your brain from fear into learning and create the life you want.

Lyssa will help you understand your mind and support you as you get curious about your stories. She will empower you to build a toolbox of skills that supports you to transform your stories into successes. It’s time to recognize the connections between the stories you tell yourself and your anxiety, stress, worry, depression, and fear.

Craft a Story Worth Living.


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“Five Stars! The vast majority of people are discontented in their life in some way. This isn’t some statistic I can quote; it’s just a part of the human condition. The author laid out her idea, StoryJacking, in plain, simple language and her friendly, conversational style kept me engaged throughout. The basic idea is that viewing our life as a story gives us more power over it than if we view it as a series of random events. We need to see ourselves as the authors of our tales rather than as passive, powerless bystanders.”

— Manhattan Book Review 


A refreshingly creative debut that focuses on taking control of one’s life. Life coach deHart lays out a contemporary method for achieving “self-awareness and self-mastery”; she calls it “StoryJacking,” a clever term that might suggest elevating one’s own life story or, potentially, “hijacking” one’s thinking to shift “internal dialogue.”…  deHart’s breezy style and natural storytelling skills keep things moving along. Heady, insightful content packaged in a non-threatening engaging manner; includes ample opportunity for the dedicated reader to consider life-altering directions.

— Kirkus Reviews

“Five Stars! It is not every day that I can say a book affected my life in a way that was profound, impactful, and inspirational the way Lyssa Danehy deHart’s did. But the truth of the matter is everyone needs to get storyjacked. While maintaining sensitivity, Lyssa is brutally honest and raw. She does not sugarcoat things in a complex labyrinth of words but instead tells you the way it is. Think of her as your personal life coach, screaming, telling, and talking to you in a way to help you understand that we all have a purpose, a story to be told. StoryJacking is a cornucopia of raw, brutal honesty, wisdom, humor, and life lessons. StoryJacking is a book that doesn’t end. It is a book that continues to gift readers like myself wisdom, integrity, and strength. So, are you ready to get storyjacked?”

— San Francisco Book Review


Lyssa Danehy deHart

“With StoryJacking, life coach Lyssa Danehy deHart provides tools for changing your life stories, for digging out inculcated limiting beliefs and replacing them with empowering narratives. She has chosen to call her method of working with these life stories “StoryJacking,” with all the implications inherent in the use of the verb ‘to jack.’  The information on neuroplasticity was fascinating to me. I already knew about the concept, of course, but still I find it interesting to read about. In fact, reading about it here prompted me to resume my language studies. If you find yourself wanting to change your inner narratives, to weave a new story for yourself, StoryJacking offers a brilliant manner of doing so.”

— Seattle Book Review

Lyssa Danehy deHart, a transformational coach and self-professed storyjacker, reveals in her new book, Storyjacking, how our lives are determined by the stories we tell ourselves. While the concept isn’t new, the term storyjacking is, and it’s about time we had a term for this concept. I’ve always found that when a problem exists and we find a way to label it, we become empowered to overcome it. If you’re ready to tell yourself a new story about your life—so you can have a new and better life—I recommend learning the life-transforming art of Storyjacking.

Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D.

author, Marquette Fiction

“Inspired pragmatism weaves throughout this delightful book of gems for anyone seeking to realize and maximize personal potential. Lyssa’s easy vulnerability and naked revelations about how every person’s life unfolds is shared through her unique story that is at once our universal story of being human. It is a book to savor over time, to rest into on a rainy day by the fire and allow imagination to soar. It is also a book to turn to in a moment of anxiety or despair, StoryJacking is a spark to the banked fire in your heart that’s waiting to roar.”

Janet M Harvey, MA, MCC


“If you’re ready to dive deep into why you keep telling yourself these stories and what you can do about it, then look no further. Lyssa is a master storyteller and coach extraordinaire. She shares such a wealth of knowledge, research, intriguing stories (of course), tools (oh the tools!), and inspiring support throughout her book. Here’s to StoryJacking!”

Margie Beiswanger

Business Coach, Transform Your Brilliance

Do you ever feel stuck, your mind swirling with negative stories? Then StoryJacking is the book for you.  This book gave me several new tools to change my own internal narratives and supported the belief that I can create new stories that take me where I want to go, while rewriting the stories that limit me.

Patrick Snow

Book Coach, Patrick Snow

Very simply Lyssa Danehy deHart has written a helpful book that supports getting curious and changing your relationship to your stories.  If you are ready to make important transformations in your personal narrative, your life, then StoryJacking is a method through the madness!

Jeff A. Barnes

author of The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth, Jeff Barnes

Who doesn’t have parts of their life story they’d like to change?   Lyssa Danehy deHart’s book StoryJacking makes it easy and do-able to tap into the power of the reader, who Lyssa emphasizes is whole, capable, resourceful and creative and the owner of their own story.  I found a wealth of tools and exercises to play with as I focus on generating that new, updated version of my life story.  Reading the book is like having a personal coach and a friend in my corner.  With the author’s sense of humor and use of her own experiences. I felt motivated whenever I seemed overwhelmed or stuck.  Thank you, Lyssa, for treating the topic with humor and fun!

Maureen Purcell

Career/Life Coach, SoLwork

I thoroughly enjoyed StoryJacking. With humor, insight, and a remarkably understandable synthesis of our psychological processes, Lyssa provides her knowledge experience as a therapist, coach, and human to inspire readers to look at their own stories through a new lens so that they can rewrite or tweak their stories to write the life story they CHOOSE.

BJ Levy

JD, MA, PCC, Radiant Life Coaching

Transformational Life Coaching, Team Building and Leadership Development.

Coaching is a transformational process for getting unstuck and moving forward with your life.  StoryJacking is for getting curious about the stories that are getting in the way of your success and helping you get unstuck.

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