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Your Precious Life: How to Live it Well

ISBN: 9781786050014
€12.95
Drawing on the latest research in the area of positive psychology, and using a practical, down-to-earth style with real-life stories, Shane Martin teaches us how to bolster our mental health in order to be as happy and resilient as we can be.
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We all want a life worth living. The search for‘the good life’ has been a driving force for humanity throughout history. Butwhat exactly is a ‘good life’? For too long psychologists have concernedthemselves solely with helping the mentally unwell – those who suffer fromdepression, anxiety and a range of other mental health problems. However, psychologistshave recently begun to focus on mental health,not just mental ill health, on happiness as well as unhappiness.

Drawing on the latestresearch in the area of positive psychology, and using a practical,down-to-earth style with real-life stories, Shane Martin teaches us how tobolster our mental health in order to be as happy and resilient as we can be. InYour Precious Life, he guides usalong the path to optimal mental health and inner happiness, focusing on:

Rational thinking
Compassion
Gratitude
Savouring
Resilience
Community and belonging
Mindfulness
The importance of a healthy body – diet, exerciseand sleep

Martin believes that everyone can use the toolsof psychology to improve their happiness. We should not wait for a crisisbefore learning to address this crucial part of our well-being, but takeproactive steps towards mental wellness. Your Precious Life will appeal toanyone who wants to ensure that the one life we have is a good one.

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We all want a life worth living. The search for‘the good life’ has been a driving force for humanity throughout history. Butwhat exactly is a ‘good life’? For too long psychologists have concernedthemselves solely with helping the mentally unwell – those who suffer fromdepression, anxiety and a range of other mental health problems. However, psychologistshave recently begun to focus on mental health,not just mental ill health, on happiness as well as unhappiness.

Drawing on the latestresearch in the area of positive psychology, and using a practical,down-to-earth style with real-life stories, Shane Martin teaches us how tobolster our mental health in order to be as happy and resilient as we can be. InYour Precious Life, he guides usalong the path to optimal mental health and inner happiness, focusing on:

Rational thinking
Compassion
Gratitude
Savouring
Resilience
Community and belonging
Mindfulness
The importance of a healthy body – diet, exerciseand sleep

Martin believes that everyone can use the toolsof psychology to improve their happiness. We should not wait for a crisisbefore learning to address this crucial part of our well-being, but takeproactive steps towards mental wellness. Your Precious Life will appeal toanyone who wants to ensure that the one life we have is a good one.

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