Happy at Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy

Happy at Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy

From the bestselling author of Undoing Depression – a groundbreaking program to get happy and stay happy!

Do you want to live the happiest, most satisfying life possible? Does happiness feel like an elusive goal? According to the most recent developments in psychology and science, the brain can be trained to be more receptive to happiness, because staying happy doesn’t come naturally. Nor does our society make it easy. In Happy at Last, psychotherapist Richard O’Connor offers new thinking about how we attain and maintain happiness, and he shows us that it doesn’t necessarily have to come at a high cost or in a big package. Rather, we can be in command of our happiness by learning to control how our minds work so that we can identify and savor the hidden positive aspects of everyday life. To do this, O’Connor provides us with a set of skills that will help us re-wire our brains to allow ourselves more joy.

Filled with practical advice and exercises, Happy at Last is a step-by-step guide that will help you achieve

* The core skills that we need to feel happy and fulfilled in today’s world.

* Strategies for increasing happiness, reducing unnecessary misery, and experiencing greater satisfaction.

* Techniques for keeping sadness at bay and stress from getting in the way of enjoying life.

This is not glib pop psychology but rather the best current science has to offer, put into an accessible and absorbing book. Richard O’Connor makes it possible to be, finally, Happy at Last!

Title:Happy at Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312369064
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    Happy at Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy Reviews

  • Sabine

    3.7 starsEven though I am a bit disappointed because my expectations were too high. This book has some very good advice on how to improve happiness. A good start is an attitude adjustment and then lea...

  • Lori

    Now THIS is my happiness guru! I have finally found someone who talks about happiness and positivity and achieving the goal in a way that does not sound too facile. Richard O'Connor does not sound lik...

  • Dani

    Most pessimistic, unhappy book about happiness EVAR.It starts off like: "Most of us want to be happy. But the economy's in the shitter, and it's going to be harder and harder to even scrape by. What c...

  • Emily Davenport

    A great blend of practical advice and scientific research about what it takes (and really means) to be happy. This book is especially helpful for people who have struggled with mild depression and may...

  • Emily Markulis

    I'm giving this book 4 stars because there is a TON of comprehensive, research-backed information on happiness here, from the standpoints of pleasure, life satisfaction, and the minimizing of unnecess...

  • Yellowdreamer

    "Happiness is smaller than you think." Now that's an affirmation I can use! And a lasting lesson I'll take from this book. Was this book life changing? No, certainly not; I've been doing my own life-c...

  • Becca

    Richard O'Connor's so great. I kind of sickly love self-help, but most of it is dumb and useless--this and Undoing Depression, both by O'Connor, are terrific, realistic, practical guides to not feelin...

  • Paul

    His look at positive psychology. Couldn't get into it....

  • Julia

    An interesting read. I like how the author links brain science to cognitive therapy. Worth reading even if you are not particularly unhappy....

  • Patrick

    In a quest to finally discover how to be happy once and for all, I've tried embracing this whole notion of positive psychology in hopes that it will make a difference. I recently finished The How of H...