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How to make yourself happy and remarkably less disturbable
Ellis, Albert.
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Publication Information:
Atascadero, Calif. : Impact Publishers, [1999]

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209 pages ; 23 cm
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BF575.A5 E444 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Would you like to: Change your disturbing thoughts into healthy ones? Make yourself less disturbable in the face of adversity? Overcome anxiety, depression, rage, self-hate, or self-pity? How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable will show you how! This user-friendly guide offers simple, straightforward procedures and practical wisdom on a happier, more trouble-free life, from one of the most highly respected psychologists of our time. Dr. Ellis includes dozens of real-life case examples, detailed descriptions of self-help action steps, and a witty, articulate style that you'll find entertaining and enlightening. Go ahead--make yourself happy!

Author Notes

Albert Ellis was a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. He was born on September 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellis originated the rational-emotive therapy movement, which ignores Freudian theories and advocates the belief that emotions come from conscious thought "as well as internalized ideas of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis' books on marital romance and sexuality were criticized by some as being radical and sensational; however, few realized that Ellis was merely laying the groundwork for modern sex education.

Ellis was educated at the City College of New York Downtown and at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1943. He taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and the Union Graduate School. He was executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City. Ellis was the author of Sex and the Liberated Man, Sex Without Guilt, and Sex Without Guilt in the Twenty-First Century.

Despite his health issues, Ellis never stopped working with the assistance of his wife, Australian psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis. In April 2006, Ellis was hospitalized with pneumonia, and had to stay in either the hospital or the rehabilitation facility. He eventually returned to his home --- the top floor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He died there on July 24, 2007 in his wife's arms. Ellis had authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles during his lifetime. He was 93 when he died.

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Table of Contents

1 On Making Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbablep. 1
2 Discovering, Disputing, and Demolishing Your Disturbing Demandsp. 13
3 The ABCs of Remarkably Changing Yourselfp. 21
4 You Can Change If You Think You Can Five Self-Starting Beliefsp. 29
5 On the Road to Less Disturbablep. 39
6 Accepting Yourself and Othersp. 47
7 It's Awful! It's Terrible! It's Horrible! I Can't Stand It!p. 57
8 What's the Worst that Could Happen?p. 67
9 Thinking Ways to Make Yourself Less Disturbablep. 85
10 More Thinking Ways Problem Solving, Insight, Spirituality, and Self-Esteemp. 111
11 Feeling Ways to Make Yourself Less Disturbablep. 131
12 Action Ways to Make Yourself Less Disturbablep. 155
13 Onward to Self-Actualization and Increased Happinessp. 167
14 Some Conclusions on Making Yourself Happy and Less Disturbablep. 175
15 Rational Chicken Soup for Your Head and Your Heartp. 191
Referencesp. 197
About the Authorp. 203
Indexp. 205