Mental Wellness Made Easy: The Smart Way to Manage Stress: Emotion Regulation and Stress Management for Everyone

Mental Wellness Made Easy: The Smart Way to Manage Stress: Emotion Regulation and Stress Management for Everyone

by Jeanine Joy


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Are you tired of being told to think positive?

In Mental Wellness Made Easy, you will learn how to know if your thoughts are healthy or unhealthy but more importantly, you will learn strategies that give you the power to change your habits of thought.

While honoring the value of all emotions, you will learn how to know whether your thoughts are increasing or decreasing stress in your mind and body.

Healthy habits of thought lead to the outcomes you want including great relationships, good health, and academic, career, and sporting success. You can know, in each moment, if the thoughts you are thinking are healthy. When you know you are thinking an unhealthy thought, you can use the empowering strategies to change your thoughts to healthier ones.

When it comes to coping skills, only Advanced and Transformational Stress Management Skills permanently reduce stress, making every day of your life better.

Almost all mental and physical illnesses can be traced back to chronic stress. Dr. Joy's groundbreaking work takes stress management to a new level. Moving away from defining emotions as positive and negative, Dr. Joy takes the conversation to the thoughts that cause the emotional response. Dr. Joy's work puts Advanced Stress Management Strategies in everyone's toolkit. Advanced Stress Management Strategies are quick, pro-active, healthy ways to reduce stress as it occurs.

Transformational Stress Management Strategies change the way you perceive life so that your initial thoughts are less stressful.

Before this breakthrough, the most common stress management strategies didn't do anything more than give your mind a break. They didn't change the stress the situation created.

Stress Management skills are critical because life is stressful. People who do not have good stress coping skills will use what is available, which often includes Dysfunctional strategies that quickly make things worse or Maladaptive strategies that slowly make things worse.

Think of your thoughts as seeds. When you want to grow corn, you don't want to plant Brussel sprouts. Everything you care about, including relationships, health, wealth, fun, and success turns out the way it does because of the thoughts you think.

Good mental health does not have to be random.

Replace habits of thought that make your life more difficult than it has to be with habits of thought that make your life more fun.

Dr. Joy has helped thousands of people reduce stress and improve their mental health using these strategies. Her evidence-based, experience-informed methods integrate diverse scientific disciplines including emotion regulation, motivation, organizational behavior, positive psychology, organizational behavior, teams, resilience, self-determination, and self-control.

This book will make your life better every day. Why wait another day? Start enjoying life more now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643704340
Publisher: Thrive More Now, LLC
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Jeanine Joy, Ph.D. teaches people to use their brain more intelligently.

She is a lateral thinker who aggregates research from diverse disciplines to create practical solutions that help people increase success, reduce stress, and improve relationships at work and home.
Jeanine began researching resilience with one goal: to find out what makes some humans thrive in spite of adversity. She discovered that resilience shares a root cause with every area that affects human thriving including relationships of all types, physical, mental, behavioral, and emotional health, and success in academics, career, and sports.

Her purpose in pursuing this knowledge was always to help other people so she began teaching pieces of the solution to groups as soon as the hypothesis worked for her and friends who were willing to apply the strategies.

She developed an engaging way of sharing complex subjects that seem simple. She creates ah-ha moments that frequently lead audiences to wonder why they hadn't seen what is now so clear before.

She makes complex information easy to understand and apply.

Jeanine has read over 6,500 scientific journal articles while writing nine books that cover topics that include: employee engagement, burnout prevention and recovery, resilience and retention, positive health promotion, maintaining, suicide prevention, primary prevention, and restoring mental health. Her work is not silo'd in a single scientific discipline which affords her a deeper understanding of factors that contribute to whether a life is full of fun or suffering.

Dr. Joy is the founder and CEO of Happiness 1st Institute, a Thrive More Now Company.

In 2019, Dr. Joy will walk 2,800 miles across America giving speeches to spread the word about life-changing strategies you can learn from her book today. (

What inspired your work?
A psychiatrist told me that people with histories like mine didn't put themselves through college, have successful careers, and they weren't good mothers right before he asked me how I'd done it. I didn't know I was more resilient than most but I figured if I was, I ought to be able to figure out why and once I did, I'd be able to help other people.
Why are you walking 2,800 miles across the United States next year?
It takes almost twenty years for information from research to reach the public. When new knowledge can literally save lives, that's unconscionable to me. When it is a new drug or new technology, it gets to market fast because there is a profit motive. We need a pathway that brings new information that helps people live the lives they want to them faster. I don't think the path should be profit driven because that just puts the best marketers, not the best information, in front of people. If people are aware of the problem, we'll create a brilliant solution that will do things like stop the school-to-prison pipeline. It's wonderful to have solutions but not using them once they are known isn't okay.
What is the biggest mistake most people make?
They don't understand how toxic stress is. If they knew, they'd take the time to learn better ways to manage stress. A lot of people wear the amount of stress they can take like a badge of honor. The solution isn't doing less. The solution is to use your mind more intelligently. Stress isn't situational. Individual responses vary. Something that stresses Sue out may not cause Courtney any stress at all because Courtney has healthy coping skills.
How does stress harm people?
Stress has a direct effect on every important aspect of our mind and body. Immune function, digestive function, cognitive function, and central nervous system are all negatively impacted by chronic stress. We are smarter when we are less stressed and not as smart or able to find solutions to our problems when we feel more stressed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:






Medical Care

How to Approach This Material

Why is mental health important?

What is Good Mental Health?

Mental Illness Pathway Illustration

If you have a diagnosis

Mental Illness

Risk Factors for Mental Illnesses

Symptoms of Stress

Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, OCD, and Anger Notes

Relationships: Stress, Energy, Emotion, Biochemistry, Thoughts, and Cellular Communication

Brain Chemistry

The Funnel and Emotion Diagram

What Humans Do and Why They Do It

New Definition of the Purpose and Use of Emotions

Is Using Emotional Guidance Selfish?

Lean Toward Satisfying Perspectives

Teaching Children Emotional Guidance

Be Realistic

Long-term, Short-term


Emotional State

History of the Definition of Emotion


Comparison: Old Way and New Way to Use Emotions

Back Stories

Understand how Your Brain Processes Data

Individual Perception

Emotion Regulation: Automatic and Conscious


Define Yourself: Don’t allow Other People to Define Who You Are or What You Can Be


Beliefs: Example

Rational Thought


Unhealthy Habits of Thought Path to Depression

Biochemical Path to Depression

Prevention and Recovery Strategies

What Causes Chronic Stress?

Build a Strong Foundation

Factors Associated with Healthy Habits of Thought (Overview)

High-Level Factors That Contribute to Positive Outcomes



Explanatory Style

Psychological Flexibility

Mental First

Stress Management Coping Strategies

Coping vs Thriving

Develop Healthy Perspectives

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