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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard O’Connor, Richard O’Connor Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781427205339
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From the bestselling author of Undoing Depression - a groundbreaking program to get happy and stay happy! Do you want to live the happiest, most satisfying life possible? Does happiness feel like an elusive goal? According to the most recent developments in psychology and science, the brain can be trained to be more receptive to happiness, because staying happy doesn't come naturally. Nor does our society make it easy. In Happy at Last, psychotherapist Richard O'Connor offers new thinking about how we attain and maintain happiness, and he shows us that it doesn't necessarily have to come at a high cost or in a big package. Rather, we can be in command of our happiness by learning to control how our minds work so that we can identify and savor the hidden positive aspects of everyday life. To do this, O'Connor provides us with a set of skills that will help us re-wire our brains to allow ourselves more joy. Filled with practical advice and exercises, Happy at Last is a step-by-step guide that will help you achieve * The core skills that we need to feel happy and fulfilled in today's world. * Strategies for increasing happiness, reducing unnecessary misery, and experiencing greater satisfaction. * Techniques for keeping sadness at bay and stress from getting in the way of enjoying life. This is not glib pop psychology but rather the best current science has to offer, put into an accessible and absorbing book. Richard O'Connor makes it possible to be, finally, Happy at Last!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 linnea | 10/10/2013

    " I felt this really started off with a bang, but I slowly lost interest. This might be me and not the book. I love the cover art. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 9/18/2013

    " Richard O'Connor's so great. I kind of sickly love self-help, but most of it is dumb and useless--this and Undoing Depression, both by O'Connor, are terrific, realistic, practical guides to not feeling crummy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatima | 5/23/2013

    " Such a wonderfully practical book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 5/4/2013

    " His look at positive psychology. Couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/23/2013

    " I liked this. Like with Last Lecture, it's again why am I here and what do I want out of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 10/3/2012

    " An interesting read. I like how the author links brain science to cognitive therapy. Worth reading even if you are not particularly unhappy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nobe | 4/15/2012

    " A well written book describing the psychology of happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha Rose Clifton Oxnard | 10/20/2011

    " An excellent mix of anticonsumerism, mindfulness and neurology - focusing on the mind's ability to rewire itself and form new connections through the practice of new habits! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 S | 10/1/2010

    " Blah, blah, blah...same self help crap, different title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 7/15/2010

    " An interesting read. I like how the author links brain science to cognitive therapy. Worth reading even if you are not particularly unhappy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha Rose | 5/17/2010

    " An excellent mix of anticonsumerism, mindfulness and neurology - focusing on the mind's ability to rewire itself and form new connections through the practice of new habits! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 linnea | 1/13/2010

    " I felt this really started off with a bang, but I slowly lost interest. This might be me and not the book. I love the cover art. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nobe | 7/20/2009

    " A well written book describing the psychology of happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 4/13/2009

    " An engaging review of the current literature on the subject of happiness and "subjective well being." Pick up a copy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/7/2009

    " I liked this. Like with Last Lecture, it's again why am I here and what do I want out of life. "

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About the Author

Richard O’Connor, MSW, PhD 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 professionals in treating almost a thousand patients per year. He is currently a practicing psychotherapist with offices in Connecticut and New York.

About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.