COVR Winner - 2018 Book of the Year
Paperback 220pg | 2017
SUBJECT: Body Mind Spirit; Self-Help; Psychology
PRINT ISBN 9780875168968
EBOOK ISBN 9780875168975
FEATURES: 18 Cognitive and Acceptance-based Skills for Greater Happiness in Everyday Living. An integrated resource for greater happiness, Rock and Water will keep you moving peacefully through the unpredictable ups and downs of life.
Just as a stream peacefully wanders through the natural world, over, around, or between rocks, Rock and Water provides skills to help you more effectively navigate the obstacles of life. Author Scott Cooper introduces 18 basic skills for enhancing and sustaining happiness that will uphold and carry inner peace and happiness from one day to the next -- skills that are based on Scott Cooper’s research in the fields of cognitive psychology and mindfulness/acceptance.
Cognitive psychology is grounded in the reality that our happiness is strongly influenced by our thinking. It’s not so much a situation that brings unhappiness, but rather our perception of a situation. Mindfulness/acceptance practice is grounded in applying more nonreactive acceptance to daily challenges. Often, cognitive-behavioral psychology and mindfulness/acceptance practice are treated separately and in isolation. Rock and Water provides these concepts in a complementary form applying two simple metaphors from nature: ROCK, the strong personal platform that reasonable thinking and sensible beliefs can provide; WATER, the peace that can come to our lives by learning to let go of things we can’t easily change or that don’t matter.
In this new book, Rock and Water maintains the strong point of view that happiness is not enhanced by more “talk” about happiness, but by applying these conscious “hands-on” techniques that help you to cope with the inner sources of unhappiness —the pesky unpleasant thoughts and feelings that can come to us even if our lives are going well on the outside.