Albert Ellis (1913-2007) held M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. He was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the pioneering form of the modern Cognitive Behavior therapies. He was the president of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, where he practiced individual and group psychotherapy, supervised and trained psychotherapists, and presented many talks and workshops at the Institute and throughout the world. He published over seven hundred articles and more than sixty books on psychotherapy, marital and family therapy, and sex therapy.
&ldquot;Dr. Albert Ellis is a recognized expert in the field of
rational emotive behavior therapy, which concentrates on changing
behaviors by replacing irrational beliefs with rational ones. HOW
TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY...offers readers practical guidance for
achieving happy and satisfying lives. Dr. Ellis is convinced that
people have the ability to change their lives through the choices
they make. He says you can 'learn to change your thoughts,
feelings, and actions and thereby reduce your emotional distress.'
Ellis teaches readers how to recognize...unreasonable feelings and
convert them to healthy emotions. Readers wishing to ease their
emotional distress will find How to Make Yourself Happy a useful
--The Midwest Book Review, October 1999
"...insightful and understandable for the average layperson. It is organized in an easy-to-follow manner which gives various approaches to difficult situations such as accepting yourself and others as imperfect creatures, separating the actions of others from their personalities, examining what's the worst that can happen, and exploring ways to make yourself less disturbable in both actions and feeling...will offer insight for anyone plagued with self-destructive thoughts and actions, those interested in human nature, or merely those individuals who want happier lives."
--Colorado Libraries, Summer 2000
"...user-friendly guide offers simple ways and practical wisdom from real-life cases."
--Book Browsing, June 2000
"Do you go to extremes? The cure is moderation. Sometimes extremes can be good. In can be healthy to be gung-ho bout a relationship, an activity, or a cause. But many extreme views and actions pack a debilitating wallop. Severe sadness, anxiety, depression, self-pity, and rage can seriously affect your coping abilities. In his book How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable Ellis presents a pragmatic, realistic approach to choosing to reduce your present disturbed thoughts, feelings, and actions, and learning to ward off future emotional difficulties. Written in a lively, frank style that includes real-life case examples...emphasizes moderation in coping more effectively with obstacles to happiness.&rdquot;
--Joint Forces Journal
"Dr. Albert Ellis uses clear and concise language to distinguish what readers may think vs. what is the heart of their difficulties and how to overcome them."
--Today's Librarian, June 2000