Creating Well-Being: Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Life (APA Lifetools) (Paperback)

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Creating Well-Being presents scientifically-supported guidance for people who want to replace stress and painful emotions with a sense of well-being and contentment.

With empathy and unfailing good humor, Dr. Pamela Hays outlines a four-step process that has proven successful in her professional clinical psychology practice as well as in her own life. She invites readers to step onto the path of well-being by recognizing their stressors, avoiding negative thought-traps, re-examining their thinking, and taking action wherever possible, using environmental change, better communication skills, social support, and self-care.

Each chapter demonstrates how taking small, manageable steps adds up, over time, to real and permanent change. Packed with tips and tools for self-reflection and behavioral change, this book shows readers how to build well-being from the ground up.

About the Author

Pamela A. Hays, PhD, is the author of Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy, and Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit. She is coeditor of the book Culturally Responsive Cognitive--Behavioral Therapy. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii and from 1987 to 1988 served as a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. From 1989 to 2000, she worked as a core faculty member of the graduate psychology program at Antioch University Seattle, where she continues to teach once a year as adjunct. Dr. Hays's research has included work with Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian people living in the United States and with Arab Muslim women living in North Africa. Since 2000, she has been back in her hometown of Soldotna, Alaska, working in private practice and as a supervisor for the Kenaitze Tribe's Nakenu Family Center in Kenai, Alaska.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781433815737
ISBN-10: 1433815737
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 221
Language: English
Series: APA Lifetools