Shake it off!: Build Emotional Strength for Daily Happiness

Shake it off!: Build Emotional Strength for Daily Happiness

by Rafael Santandreu

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"Please read this book. It's the best tool to obtain the best mental health for the average man or woman" - Santiago Dexeus MD.

"Without doubt, this is the best method to acquire emotional strength" - Dr Luis Miguel Martin, psychiatrist.

"With this book you will initiate a marvelous trip to inner peace and fulfillment" - Manolo García, musician.

Bestselling author Rafael Santandreu knows how to ensure our happiness in life. One of the most prestigious psychologists in Spain, he has established his own renowned center of psychotherapy and has laid the foundations of a new era in the treatment of emotional disorders.

Teaching a philosophy of rational acceptance and emotional resilience, Santandreu allows us to use our capacity for logic to good effect in everyday life. We do not need to be buffeted by our emotions or to catastrophise our lives. Building on the work of the imminent psychologist Albert Ellis, Santandreu adds his own take on how to build our capacity for dealing with life's problems.

Shake It Off! offers ways to:
• Build self-esteem
• Improve personal relationships
• Alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety
• Unravel irrational beliefs and unhealthy thought-patterns

With case studies and suggestions throughout, you will learn how to stop obsessive, unhelpful thoughts and create a life which is free from fears and open to adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly


Psychotherapist Santandreu (Nothing Is So Terrible) takes a practical look at finding happiness, spurred by an observation that many of his clients’ problems were rooted in their tendency to “awfulize,” or only consider the down-side of things. Awfulizing, he writes, creates a ripple effect, and constantly assuming the worst can easily become a habit that’s difficult to break. To help readers embrace a healthier outlook, Santandreu provides a rating scale, ranging from “great” to “awful,” that can be used to evaluate a situation, adjust one’s perspective, and balance emotions. Breaking the awfulizing cycle requires perseverance, he writes, and the work is not simple. For example, Santandreu encourages readers to process feelings of irritation, nervousness, despair, or fear through his rating system and then to assess these emotions after being removed from the immediate situation. However, the straightforward lessons might be too brusque to some: “Thinking of one’s own death is one of the best mechanisms for becoming more mature and for gaining emotional strength,” and “In nature, there is no such thing as fairness.” Santandreu’s tough love approach will help readers looking to stop negative self-talk and transform their inner dialogue. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781398802988
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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