Are you happy? Nearly half of adults worldwide—40 percent—would say “no”. Even when we possess it, happiness can be a fleeting emotion. It's natural that we should desire something longer lasting.
In Beyond Happiness: The 6 Secrets of Lifetime Satisfaction, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Guttman guides listeners in living a deeply fulfilling life by aiming for a kind of contentment that is more sustainable than happiness.
Having endured a number of life-altering challenges, Dr. Guttman knows firsthand how transient happiness can be. She spent nine years battling medical professionals to receive care for her son, whose long undiagnosed ailment eventually led to extensive heart surgery. Next, she faced life-threatening health issues of her own and, soon after, her father's death. Unexpectedly, she came out stronger and more content. But how, exactly?
Dr. Guttman analyzed the steps she took to persist in the face of adversity and to remain optimistic despite the obstacles she had to overcome. She subsequently shared these actionable techniques with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, feelings of unlovability, and feelings of existential despair. The tools that had helped her helped them.
In Beyond Happiness, Dr. Guttman empowers listeners to achieve lifetime satisfaction by employing six techniques that can be practiced and even mastered in the comfort of your own home:
- Avoiding assumptions
- Reducing people-pleasing behaviors
- Facing fears
- Making decisions
- Closing out tasks
- Active self-reinforcement
When coalesced, Dr. Guttman's techniques will buttress feelings of inherent lovability, defiant resilience, patience, authenticity, and self-confidence. She provides clear-cut strategies and tangible steps that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.
Engaging and enlightening, Beyond Happiness: The 6 Secrets of Lifetime Satisfaction offers a user-friendly, practical approach not only to surviving life's pitfalls but to thriving with a durable, balanced, sustainable level of contentment.