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Super Joy

By Ph. D. Paul Pearsall

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Format: Paperback, 324 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 May 2012
"Super Joy goes far beyond happiness or contentment. It is the regular and enduring celebration of the delight of daily living, the savoring of the moments of our lives that are all too often missed. This super joy is a joy that feeds rather than takes from the human spirit." -Do you think you must get the most of everything you do? -Do you thrive on stress? -Do you think you must solve all your problems in order to be happy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you must read Super Joy. Super Joy dies not belittle your problems or wish your stresses away. One again, Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., best selling author of Super Marital Sex and Super Immunity, considers how we really live-which is not always the best way-and has developed a revolutionary new psychology, based on being super healthy, super strong, and super joyful. Pearsall studies people who don't get sick-despite the stresses of modern lifestyles-and applies their characteristics to daily living. While so many other books have described the psychochemical relationships between stress, depression, and disease, this is the first book to focus on the "up side" of that cycle-joy, a too often forgotten natural human response. Pearsall explains a step-by-step program that can make joy a permanent part of your life-regardless of the outside pressures you endure. Through revealing questionnaires, intriguing case studies, and sensitive examples, he teaches you how to turn on your own joy juices. He discusses joy in working, loving, and includes special messages for those times when you have lost someone, or when you're sick or hurt, or can't find someone to love. Integrating Eastern and Western religions and modern psychological principles, Super Joy is a call to a new way of life-a joyful new perspective on the art of living.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Beyond the Walls of Normalcy From Death Marks to Birth Marks Beyond Happiness Addicted to Joy The Abnormality and Sickness of Being Normal The Brain's Own "Uppers" and "Downers" Sick Science, Unhappy Normal People, and the New Science of Joyology A Joyology Case Example Twelve Principles of Joyology A Map for the Joy Journey PART ONE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF SUPER JOY Chapter Two Curing the Captain Ahab Complex Testing for the Captain Ahab Complex The Captain Ahab Syndrome Test Ahab's Diseases Retreating to Advance on Joy How to Get IN A JOY Chapter Three Joyful Thinking for Stressful Times No Joy in Paradise The Joyful Thinking Test A Paradigm Shift for Joy Chapter Four Your Super Joy Quotient Reminders of Lost Joy Measuring Your Own Joy Quotient The Joy Quotient Test Joyful Nutrition The Stages of Joy Development Chapter Five The Psychochemistry of Super Joy Getting High on the Right Stuff Special People and the Problem of Attention A Visit to the Brain's Drug Factory: SAD, SAM, PAC, and WAM Doing What You Think and Thinking About What You're Doing: The Five "Other" Human Responses The Exercised Body and the Neglected Spirit Having Sex vs. Experiencing Our Sensuality The Joy of the Relaxation Response Eating Yourself Up and Down Communicating with the Not So Far Beyond Chapter Six The Super Joy Program Recycling for Joy The Joy Manifesto Detoxification and Clearing Ourselves "for" the System Toxic Targets The Joy of Simplicity Simplification Survey How to Get into Your Own Home You Can Buy Happiness, but You Can't Buy Super Joy Joy for the Spirit The Buddha's Warning The Joy of Learning Working Yourself Too Far Up To Play's the Thing Just Let Yourself Stop PART TWO THE JOY OF WORKING, LOVING, AND BELIEVING Chapter Seven The Joy of Meaningful Work The Three Ds of Work The Five "Must" Myths The Work Cynic Cycle The Personal and Social Joy of Working The Personal Joy of Work Factors The Personal Joy of Work Factors Test The Social Joy of Work Factors The Joyful Job The Joyful Job Test Chapter Eight The Joy of Sympathetic Loving Rethinking Love The Star of Joyful Love and a Cure for the Cupid Complex Love, Rationality, Talking, and Sensibility Eleven Love Lapses Simplified Communicational Test Sensitivity, Time, and Responsive Loving The Love Time Test Sensuality, Trust, and Responsible Loving The Sensuous Joy Test Spirituality, Tolerance, and Respectful Love The Love Tolerance Test Sexuality, Touch, and Reliable Love The Sexual Reliance Test Chapter Nine The Joy of Faith: How to Develop Your Placebo Ability A Breath of Fresh Hope Your Hypnotic Ability The Hypnotic Ability Test Solid and Soft Support Systems Catastrophizing, Awfulizing, and Talking to Yourself with Respect The Value of Enlightened Self-deception Autonomic Lability: Hyperreacting to the Past The Autonomic Lability Test Wait a Healing Moment Tilling the Terrain: Fertile Soil for the Seeds of Healing The Challenge of Wellness Committed to Health Being the Controlling Partner in Your Own Healing Psychiatry and the Ten Commandments A Simple Psychological Test of the Ten Commandments Chapter Ten Finding the Light of Joy PART THREE SIX SPECIAL JOY MESSAGES Chapter Eleven A Joy Message for Times When We're Sad The Fertilizer Feelings Test The Facts of Sadness Chapter Twelve A Joy Message for Times When Our Emotions Control Us The Efficacy and Resilience Affirmations for "I-sight" Improvement The I-sight Test Chapter Thirteen A Joy Message for Times When We Lose Someone The Grief to Joy Cycle Chapter Fourteen A Joy Message About Our Immune Systems and the Threat of AIDS The Cure for "FAIDS" Some Steps for IES (Immune Efficiency Syndrome) Chapter Fifteen A Joy Message for Times When We're Sick or Hurt Chapter Sixteen A Joy Message for Times When We Can't Seem to Find Someone to Love Lessons for Finding a Longtime Lover Seven Symptoms of the Impulsive Intercourse Syndrome Chapter Seventeen A Super Joy Contract Glossary of Joyology Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Dr. Pearsall was one of the most requested speakers in the world, having given over 6000 keynote addresses to groups including IBM, AT&T, Sprint, Volvo Corporation, Prudential Financial, the American Academy of Surgeons, The Academy of Cardiologists, Cleveland Clinic's Heart/Mind Institute, The 9th District Judges of the United States, the American Psychological Association, the Million Dollar Round Table, the 50 Governors of the United States, the United States Army War College, and at sunrise from the steps of the Acropolis for the Young Presidents Organization. Including Hawaiian, he spoke four languages and was often joined by his Hawaiian family to present edu-concerts illustrating the wisdom of ancient Hawaiian psychology and medicine as they relate to modern medical research in healthy balance between working and healthy family life. Dr. Pearsall wrote 18 best-selling books, all of which have been translated to several languages and many of which were number one on the New York Times list. His most recent book came out in October, 2007, and is titled Awe: The Delights and Dangers of our 11th Emotion. Dr. Pearsall received numerous awards for his research on the relationship between the brain, heart, and immune system and his ground-breaking research on heart transplant recipients receiving the memories of their donor led to the formation of the Cleveland Clinic's new Heart/Mind program. His research on 500 of the most successful men and women in the world titled "Toxic Success: How to Stop Striving and Start Thriving" earned him the prestigious Trail Blazer in Medicine Award from the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. He was selected by the Oxford Biographical Society as one of the 1000 most influential scientists of the 20th Century, and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. He was presented with the Book of the Year Award in medicine in London, England for his book Super Immunity: Master Your Emotions, Improve Your Health. He served on the editorial board for American Psychology On Line and regularly consults to CNN, Dateline, 20/20 and to Fortune Five Hundred Companies. He had appeared several times on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Dr. Pearsall was licensed clinical neuropsychologist, clinical professor at the University of Hawaii, and on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii State Consortium for Integrative Health Care. He was a member of the heart transplant study team at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and Senior Research Advisor for the Human Energy Systems Laboratory at the University of Arizona. He was a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Hawaiian Healing Program at the Waimanalo Health Center and on the Board of Directors of the Aw International Center for Health and Healing Education. He was president and CEO of Ho'ala Hou, a non-profit institute based in Hawaii dedicated to the study and application of ancient Hawaiian principles to healthy balance in living, loving and working. Dr. Pearsall graduated from Wayne State University where he received the Phi Kappa Phi Award for academic excellence and from the University of Michigan where he received the Distinguished Scholar Award. He did his post-graduate studies at the Harvard and Albert Einstein Schools of Medicine. His former positions include professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Director of Behavioral Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Director of Professional Education at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction and founder and Chief of the first positive psychology clinic in the world at Sinai Hospital where he received the American Psychiatric Association's Rush Gold Medal for scientific and clinical excellence.

Reviews

From Publishers Weekly Author of Super Marital Sex and Super Immunity , psychiatrist Pearsall here emphasizes the rewards of "joyology," describing attitudes that can help one slough off depression and ennui. There is a specific "Joy message" in individual chapters that address sufferers of stress, lack of love, illness, even losses caused by divorce or death. A section on AIDS includes advice on strengthening the body's immune system. Each subject is accompanied by quizzes that are intended to help readers recognize their individual physical and spiritual needs. Pearsall is, as ever, cloyingly upbeat. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Library Journal While traditional psychology and psychiatry focus on mental illnesses and maladjusted personalities, Pearsall focuses on wellness and on people in love with life. He believes that most of us are literally addictedboth psychologically and physico-chemicallyto a cycle of stress and depression. Fortunately we can reprogram ourselves to be addicted to joy, and Pearsall offers the means to do so. Division of the text into small sections makes for easy reading and comprehension, and numerous tests help readers determine their own degree of joy. An encouraging book that should be helpful.John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

EAN: 9781908733160
ISBN: 1908733160
Publisher: White Crow Books
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.85 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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