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Joy, No Matter What: Make Three Simple Choices to Access Your Inner Joy
     

Joy, No Matter What: Make Three Simple Choices to Access Your Inner Joy

by Carolyn Hobbs
 

Joy, No Matter What shows that joy is not something "out there," available only to the lucky few born with emotional silver spoons in their mouths. We all have joy at our core. No matter what's going on in our lives, we can uncover our innate joy and bring it into the light of our everyday lives.

Carolyn Hobbs has worked with thousands of people in

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Joy, No Matter What shows that joy is not something "out there," available only to the lucky few born with emotional silver spoons in their mouths. We all have joy at our core. No matter what's going on in our lives, we can uncover our innate joy and bring it into the light of our everyday lives.

Carolyn Hobbs has worked with thousands of people in individual and couples' therapy, workshops, and graduate courses. She has helped people face depression and anxiety, handle chronic pain and life-threatening diseases, overcome addictions, cope with life transofmrations -- and still find their own joy in the midst of whatever life throws their way. Making the choices that can change your life is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

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These books are based on the premise that while people may not have power over their circumstances, they can control their response to those circumstances. According to Hobbs, a licensed marriage and family therapist, more joy can be experienced in life if one becomes aware of one's current feelings and then responds differently to those that are negative. To that end, Hobbs recommends a three-step approach, which she developed from principles found in New Age spirituality, bioenergetics, and other disciplines. Using case studies and personal examples, readers are taught how to "make friends" with anger, fear, shame, and destructive belief systems. For those interested in digging deep into their psyches, this book would be helpful and is recommended for larger self-help collections. Best-selling writer Casey (Each Day a New Beginning) offers a less intense read built around 12 meditations to help readers to "let go and let God," so to speak. While some religious and Alcoholics Anonymous-based solutions are woven throughout, the prescriptions for peace and well-being are sound and involve various truisms, e.g., that obsessing about others can make people sick. She encourages readers to stop judging, do no verbal harm, be peaceful rather than right, and learn from all experiences. This book is small, is easy to digest, and would likely be taken from the display shelf by someone needing a psychological boost. Recommended for most libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781573249683
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Hobbs is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Association for Humanistic Psychology. She has taught at Naropa Institute and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

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