How to Be Miserable

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626254084
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

How to Be Miserable

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626254077
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Humor

In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar? This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them. So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

How to Be Miserable

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: Orbit Books
ISBN: 1626254060
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Psychology

Want to be miserable? It isn t as difficult as it sounds, and chances are, you re already doing it! Studies show that repeating specific behaviors can actually increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from your quality of life. In "How to Be Miserable," psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which if followed are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness.On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere."

Your Depression Map

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: UCLA:L0090168279
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Self-Help

This breakthrough workbook shows readers who suffer from depression and manic depression how to identify their personal symptom profile and create a customized self-help intervention program. The book examines the multiple causes and symptoms of depression and allows readers to devise their own depression map, a personalized treatment program that combines the most effective methods available today. Included are guidelines and exercises for analyzing outside help, enhancing lifestyle, assessing biochemical and physical approaches, controlling thoughts and emotions and managing stress. Paterson also includes a chapter on gaining the motivation necessary to set reasonable goals and get better.Paterson's depression-mapping program has proven so successful that it has been taught to 200 agencies all over the world. Because it focuses on the individual's personality and lifestyle, recovery rates are high and recidivism is dramatically reduced.

Dictator s Handbook

Author: Randall Wood
Publisher: Randall Wood
ISBN: 9780615652429
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Ever wonder if the world's tyrants are all using the same instruction manual? They are: here it is. From getting to power to dividing your enemies, suppressing revolution, stealing elections, and making your fortune, this 320 page volume shows you how the pros have been doing it for centuries. Fully factual, with a complete bibliography and footnotes, the Dictator's Handbook gives you a road map to tyranny, step by step. Beautifully illustrated by a professional artist, the text is funny and deadly serious. This is truly a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant.

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

Author: Stephen Van Evera
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801454448
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Political Science

Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers. •How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science." •A section on case studies shows novices the ropes. •Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . . . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?" •In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics. •Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."

The Assertiveness Workbook

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572249110
Release Date: 2000-11
Genre: Self-Help

Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

The Little Book of Big Change

Author: Amy Johnson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252325
Release Date: 2016-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits—once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, you will take charge of your habits and addictions for good. Anything done repeatedly has the potential to form neural circuitry in the brain. In this light, habits and addictions are impersonal brain wiring problems that result from taking your habitual thinking as truth, and acting on that thinking in the form of doing your habit—over and over. This book offers a number of small changes you can make in your everyday life that will help you stop your bad habit in its tracks. If you want to understand the science behind your habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, this book will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all.

The Dictator s Handbook

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610390446
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

Explains the theory of political survival, particularly in cases of dictators and despotic governments, arguing that political leaders seek to stay in power using any means necessary, most commonly by attending to the interests of certain coalitions.

Private Practice Made Simple

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824069
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Psychology

Start and Run Your Own Private Therapy Practice Running your own private practice takes more than an advanced degree, memberships in professional psychology organizations, and the ability to be a good therapist. And while your continuing education and training may be useful, setting up and managing a successful practice is a matter of business and organizational know-how as much as professional proficiency. If you're opening your own private practice or want to run your existing practice more efficiently, Private Practice Made Simple is your detailed guide. This book offers tips on everything from getting client referrals and creating a positive and comfortable office atmosphere to building a strong and thriving therapy practice that can serve both you and your clients. You'll learn how to attract clients as a new therapist and how to manage your practice as it grows. This complete tool kit will help you: Find an office and set up a treatment room Establish headache-free routines for organizing client information and forms Decide on a fee and manage your finances Prevent burnout by maintaining a healthy work-life balance

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The Worry Trick

Author: David A Carbonell
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626253209
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Self-Help

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book is designed to help you break the cycle of worry. Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode—even when there is no danger. The techniques in this book, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, shows you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse. If you’re ready to start observing your anxious feelings with distance and clarity—rather than getting tricked once again—this book will show you how.

Assertiveness Step by Step

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: Sheldon Press
ISBN: 0859699250
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Psychology

Assertiveness training from a respected practitioner. Guidance based on the principals of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) shows how assertiveness can be learned by anyone. The book contains robust advice, action points and self-check questionnaires.

Clutterfree with Kids

Author: Joshua Becker
Publisher: Becoming Minimalist
ISBN: 9780991438617
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents. Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives. And it just may inspire you to live the life you’ve been searching for all along.