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Choose to Be Happy

Choose to Be Happy

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Cataloging, Publication, and Copyright Information for 1998 First Edition version
Book Title: YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression
Author: Tom G. Stevens PhD
Wheeler-Sutton Publishing Co. Box 182, Seal Beach, California 90740. 310-729-3479
ISBN 0-9653377-1-5 Pages: 336; Size: 6"x 9"; Soft Cover; Publ Date: Feb, 1998; List Price: 13.95
CSULB students, faculty, and staff go to campus bookstores for discounted price of 10.95.
Reprinted 2000 and 2002. Copyright © 1998 by Tom G. Stevens PhD. All rights reserved.

What if you could be a little happier the rest of your life as a result of reading one book? Even if you have a history of unhappiness or depression or if you are facing difficult circumstances, you can learn to be happier. Each chapter of You Can Choose To Be Happy is packed with valuable information about how to be happy. The book is especially for people who value growth and self-development to become happier healthier people.
Cataloging, Publication, and Copyright Information for 1998 First Edition version
Book Title: YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression
Author: Tom G. Stevens PhD
Wheeler-Sutton Publishing Co. Box 182, Seal Beach, California 90740. 310-729-3479
ISBN 0-9653377-1-5 Pages: 336; Size: 6"x 9"; Soft Cover; Publ Date: Feb, 1998; List Price: 13.95
CSULB students, faculty, and staff go to campus bookstores for discounted price of 10.95.
Reprinted 2000 and 2002. Copyright © 1998 by Tom G. Stevens PhD. All rights reserved.

What if you could be a little happier the rest of your life as a result of reading one book? Even if you have a history of unhappiness or depression or if you are facing difficult circumstances, you can learn to be happier. Each chapter of You Can Choose To Be Happy is packed with valuable information about how to be happy. The book is especially for people who value growth and self-development to become happier healthier people.

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You CanChoose To Be Happy:
“Rise Above” Anxiety, Anger, and Depression
 
with Research Evidence
Tom G. Stevens PhD
Wheeler-Sutton
 
Publishing
 
Co.
 
 
 
 YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY:
―Rise Above‖ Anxiety, Anger, and Depression
 
With Research Evidence
 
Tom G. Stevens PhDWheeler-Sutton Publishing Co.Palm Desert, California 92260
Revised (Second) Edition, 2010First Edition, 1998; Printings, 2000, 2002.Copyright © 2010 by Tom G. Stevens PhD. All rights reserved.Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproducedin any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews; or except as provided by U. S.copyright law. For more information address Wheeler-Sutton Publishing Co.The cases mentioned herein are real, but key details were changed to protect identity. This book provides general information about complex issues and is not asubstitute for professional help. Anyone needing help for serious problems should see aqualified professional.Printed on acid-free paper.
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-in-Publication Data
Stevens, Tom G., Ph.D. 1942- You can choose to be happy: rise above anxiety, anger, and depression./ Tom G. Stevens Ph.D.
2nd ed.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references.ISBN 978-0-9653377-2-41. Happiness. 2. Self-actualization (Psychology) I. Title.BF575.H27 S84 2010 (pbk.)158-dc22Library of Congress Control Number: 2009943621
 
 
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
: ...................................................................................................................... 8
 
Chapter 1: OUR SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION .............. 12
 
MY OWN QUEST FOR HAPPINESS ..........................................................................................13
 
MASLOW'S CLASSIC STUDY OF SELF-ACTUALIZING PEOPLE ................................................14
 
MASLOW'S METAVALUES (or "Being" values).............................................................................16
 
MOVING TO HIGHER LEVEL RELATIONSHIPS AND GROUPS ...............................................17
 
EXTERNALLY-CENTERED (EC) VERSUS INTERNALLY-CENTERED (IC) VALUES .........................19
 
WHAT IF WE MAKE HAPPINESS A CONSCIOUS ULTIMATE CONCERN?...............................20
 
WHAT‘S WRONG WITH MAKING HAPPINESS A TOP GOAL?
...............................................21
 
 A NEW UNDERSTANDING FOR SOME COMMON TERMS ....................................................26
 
LOVING YOURSELF MEANS TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF........................................28
 
SEEKING THE TRUTH FROM MANY PERSPECTIVES ................................................................28
 
RESULTS OF RESEARCH TESTING THIS BOOK‘S IDEAS
..........................................................29
 
CHOOSE TO LEARN AND BE HAPPY WHILE READING THIS BOOK ....................................31
 
THE YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY SELF-DEVELOPMENT PLAN .....................................32
 
Chapter 2: WE CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY: ....................................................... 36
 
DO YOUR EMOTIONS SEEM TO HAVE A "MIND OF THEIR OWN"? .....................................36
 
WE CAN CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY NOW ..................................................................................36
 
EMOTIONS ARE CONTROLLED MORE BY THOUGHTS THAN BY EXTERNAL EVENTS ........37
 
RESTATE "HELPLESSNESS" LANGUAGE INTO "CHOICE" LANGUAGE .....................................39
 
WE HAVE MANY ROUTES TO HAPPINESS--We are never helpless .........................................40
 
EXTERNAL ROUTES TO HAPPINESS .........................................................................................41
 
INTERNAL ROUTES TO HAPPINESS .........................................................................................43
 
LIFE AS A JOURNEY WITH MANY ROUTES TO HAPPINESS ...................................................45
 
NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AS GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES .........................................................45
 
HARMONIOUS FUNCTIONING AND HAPPINESS .................................................................46
 
SELF-EXPLORATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS ...........................................................48
 
HOW I USE SELF-EXPLORATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS ......................................50
 
Chapter 3: DEVELOP YOUR HIGHER SELF: ........................................................... 63
 
PERSONALITY CHANGE CAN BE SUDDEN, DRAMATIC, AND ENDURING ..........................63
 
HOW DO PEOPLE MAKE RADICAL PERSONAL OR LIFE STYLE CHANGES? ..........................64
 
REASON AND EMOTION AS DECISION GUIDES ....................................................................65
 
GIVING OUT OF UNSELFISH CARING INSTEAD OF OBLIGATION .......................................68
 
THE POWER OF THE HIGHER SELF DEPENDS ON
…………………………………………..
70
 
UNPRODUCTIVE BELIEF SYSTEMS--They devalue health and happiness .................................71
 
GOAL OF HIGHER SELF IS HARMONY AMONG ALL MIND-BODY SYSTEMS .......................73
 
LIFE AND BODY AFFIRMING BELIEFS--How do we know what to believe? ............................73
 
ELEGANT BELIEFS--BOTH COMPREHENSIVE AND SIMPLE ....................................................74
 
 AN INNER GROWING FORCE ..................................................................................................77
 
THE PROCESS OF INNER CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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77
 
REPLACE OLD BELIEFS WITH MORE FUNCTIONAL HIGHER SELF BELIEFS ..........................81
 
THE SOURCE OF MY NEW IDENTITY ......................................................................................82
 
SELF-ACTUALIZATION--THE RESULT OF A STRONG HIGHER SELF .......................................83
 
LIST YOUR TOP BELIEFS TO GIVE YOUR HIGHER SELF MORE POWER ................................84

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