Happy At Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy

Paperback | December 22, 2009

byRichard O'Connor

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Happiness has been written about by everyone from the Dalai Lama (The Art of Happiness) to Daniel Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness), but in Happy At Last Richard O'Connor takes a fresh look at what happiness is, why we are happy (or not) and how we can stay happy. How? He says we can rewire our brain to be more receptive to happiness by learning to control how our minds work. Drawing on the latest scientific and psychological research, and filled with practical advice and exercises, Happy At Last is the definitive guide to understanding:

. The core skills that we need to feel fulfilled in today's world

. Strategies for increasing happiness

. Techniques for keeping sadness and stress at bay.

Richard O'Connor makes it possible to be, finally, Happy At Last!

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Happiness has been written about by everyone from the Dalai Lama (The Art of Happiness) to Daniel Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness), but in Happy At Last Richard O'Connor takes a fresh look at what happiness is, why we are happy (or not) and how we can stay happy. How? He says we can rewire our brain to be more receptive to happiness by...

RICHARD O'CONNOR, M.S.W., Ph.D., is the author of Undoing Depression and Undoing Perpetual Stress. For fourteen years he was executive director of the Northwest Center for Family Service and Mental Health, a private, nonprofit mental health clinic serving Litchfield County, Connecticut, overseeing the work of twenty mental health prof...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:December 22, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312369077

ISBN - 13:9780312369071

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful Happy at Last by Richard O'Connor is an insightful book on how you can improve your happiness using a Mindful Technique. Richard O'Connor guides you through the many forms of happiness and how to undo the misery that has been created in your life. I found the exercises to be helpful and I plan on keeping these exercises with me on my road to being a happier person. I had only one dislike in the book. Three or Four chapters in the beginning were a bit negative, since it was talking about the world, economy, etc. It was a little bit over opinionated. However once you are past these chapters, the wonderful ideas and challenges of bringing back happiness to your life envelopes you. A good read over-all.
Date published: 2010-08-29

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"Many self-help books are wildly unrealistic and not grounded in any kind of scientific evidence about how the mind actually works. Not so with Richard O'Connor's book. The author provides a clear roadmap through the opportunities, obstacles and complexities of happiness, drawing on the latest scientific research as well as his long and compassionate experience as a therapist. This is a book that leaves you wiser and better equipped to face the future." -Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University; author of Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile"Richard O'Connor, having already helped us to undo depression and chronic stress, now helps us to do happiness. Filled with humor and humanity, this book gives an up-to-date summary of the best of what research and clinical experience has to tell us about being happy. O'Connor is an engaging writer who holds the reader's attention while providing real substance." -Bill O'Hanlon, author of Change 101".a graceful blend of philosophy, research, and practical advice.substantive yet accessible and engaging." -Library Journal"After such a frenetic year, this book is rather a small pleasure." -Winston-Salem Journal