The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World

The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World

by Alan Gettis
     
 

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The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World is a fascinating collection of parable-like stories, myths, and anecdotes. Dr. Gettis draws upon his 40 years of clinical experience as a psychologist and combines that with the latest research on the science of happiness. The result is markedly influenced by Dr. Gettis's passionate involvement…  See more details below

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The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World is a fascinating collection of parable-like stories, myths, and anecdotes. Dr. Gettis draws upon his 40 years of clinical experience as a psychologist and combines that with the latest research on the science of happiness. The result is markedly influenced by Dr. Gettis's passionate involvement with eastern philosophy in general and Zen in particular. The book is written in a down-to-earth, non-pedantic style, that makes it easy to read and digest despite dealing with complex human issues. It combines Zen wisdom, cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, and the new paradigm of positive psychology. The Happiness Solution won the Best Mental Health/Psychology Book Award from USA Book News. It was also selected as one of the Top Ten Books Of The Year by The Best You Can Be Foundation. The book confronts our societal notions of what brings us true happiness. The answers may surprise you. It turns out that power, fame, fortune, prestige, possessions, and intelligence level are not the ultimate answers. You can't buy integrity, love, self-esteem, and peace of mind at the mall. Dr. Gettis uses humor, pathos, and storytelling to lead you to the solution. He believes we are hard wired for stories, dating back to the earliest cultures and our collective unconscious. Dr. Gettis firmly believes that the stories in The Happiness Solution may indeed change the way the reader lives his or her life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979875571
Publisher:
Goodman Beck Publishing
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
976,999
File size:
747 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is well steeped in both Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. His other books include the critically acclaimed Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up: Landing on Your Feet in an Upside Down World and his newest release, It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World. In the 1960s, Dr. Gettis was a Viet Nam-era army psychologist stationed at a military hospital. In the 1970s, he was Chief Psychologist at a large mental health center in northern New Jersey. Since 1975, he has maintained a private practice in River Edge, NJ, where he specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Gettis holds degrees from four different universities including Utah State University and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He gives talks on "The Happiness Solution" and appears regularly on radio and television.

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