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THE LAST SELF HELP BOOK that you will ever need to be happy Paperback – December 27, 2021
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What supreme arrogance would allow someone to call their book “The Last Self Help Book: that you will ever need.” It's a catchy title, isn’t it? Maybe it'll grab people’s attention. And if it happened to be true? Or at least part of it turned out to be true? The whole book, one way or another, works on the same premise: Control physiological arousal levels (or stress; tension or cortisol levels etc.). and we can be relatively free of most mental illness, anxiety and depression and be happy. Dr, Miller’s experience and multiple studies quoted in the book finds depression is almost always preceded by periods of high tension and anxiety.
Chapter One defines stress; it provides multiple ways to reduce tension/stress and be happy. There's a chapter on parenting that repeatedly shows how anger and harshness drastically compromises potential for success in children; how to be nice to your kids and still get them to do whatever you want. Want to solve America’s drug problems? See the chapter called “Teen Rescue.” The Anger Management chapter tells you step-by-step how to turn yourself and other people in your world into nice guys (and girls or ladies). There are two chapters on how to use fantasy in therapy, harking back to millennia old story-telling techniques.
Noted in the chapter on “Pain” is that tension reduction will reduce pain levels. Ahhh, sleep. The many dangers of not getting enough is discussed in the Insomnia chapter, along with ways of adding to restful snooze times. Then there's the formula for stopping procrastination. Finally, a chapter on love; some of the secret reasons (yes, pheromones) it happens. Dr. Miller wants to apologize in advance for repetitions. You may read different variations of what devices in lie detectors do and what we can learn from tension. Please look at these repetitions here and there in the book as a way to review some of the important lessons of tension control. It'll often be the same advice in different words. Repetition will help some concepts stay in your brain better. You may get tired of the “apologize” recommendation for so many different situations especially anger management. It turns out this is a very powerful defusing technique and allows you to spend zero time with obnoxious people.
This book includes and ties together information from multiple disciplines including anthropology, neuro-anatomy, various facets of Eastern religion including Zen, biology, physiology, biophysics, chemistry, social science, geology, archeology, meteorology, zoology, human biology, cell biology, psychology, astronomy and a few others. It's hoped that multiple perspectives from multiple disciplines will give a broad, and as inclusive as possible, perspective on humanity.
On Dr. Don Miller’s YouTube Channel multiple videos are posted on several topics to add another whole dimension to the self-help tips in this book. Instead of reading a script in a self-help book that promises to teach you relaxation skills, you can go directly to my YouTube channel and watch relaxation and other videos; be guided through expanded opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in this book. Your life can improve watching these videos; you learn how to break addictions, overcome fear and get motivated. Dr. Miller’s videos help you on your path of personal development. Dr. Miller’s sobriety series that is focused on alcoholism, consisting of 17 videos designed to aid in reaching and maintaining sobriety. There are also videos on weight control, stop smoking, PTSD, insomnia, procrastination, parenting and relaxation. There's some fun videos. New ones are added periodically.
Following the educational advice in a self-help book can often result in better mental health and even happiness, just as a medical book on healthy habits can improve physical health. But in no way can a self-help book or YouTube videos be considered a substitute for treatment with a therapist.
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- ASIN : B09P7XTW7Q
- Publisher : Independently published (December 27, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 516 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8786072946
- Item Weight : 1.89 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.17 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,159,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Miller writes with a lilting, supportive tone that employs humor to keep the pathway to health accessible. Before his instruction begins he shares, ‘The whole book, in one way or another, is working on the same premise: Control physiological arousal levels (or stress or tension or cortisol levels, etc.) and we can be relatively free of most mental illness, anxiety and depression and be happy.’ Another reason this self help book is unique is that it includes references to anthropology, neuroanatomy, aspects of Eastern religions, biology, physiology, biophysics, chemistry, social science, geology, archeology, meteorology, zoology, human biology, cell biology, psychology, astronomy and a few others. Keeping the spectrum broad and inclusive adds a fine dimension.
The sections of the book cover stress understanding and management (including the effects of hypertension), positive parenting, drug addiction, anger management, ‘fantasy therapy’ (‘where does psychotherapy end and voodoo begin?’), depression, coping with pain, PTSD, Insomnia, and relationship (fidelity) insights. Throughout the book Dr. Miller shares themes from his own private practice that serve to make the information even more relatable. Keeping an entertaining mode throughout while touching on multiple serious topics allows for easy reading – and incorporation – of all the ‘therapy’ sessions each chapter offers. Recommended. Grady Harp, June 22
There is no time to waste, choosing this read is always a good decision. No matter if we feel that there isn’t anything notoriously wrong with our life, it is good to reflect upon our behavior and lifestyle. There is always room for improvement. In my case, I just felt really tired all the time, and thanks to this book, I could find the source of that feeling in my thoughts. The Last Self Help Book that You Will Ever Need to be Happy helped me a lot to understand and change the things that were making me feel down.
It caught my attention immediately. It has many interesting chapters; we can find some that talk about pain, insomnia and anger management. It is very good and really helped me! However, as the author himself points out, in no case can a self-help book be considered a substitute for treatment with a therapist. I honestly recommend it because it offers useful advice and practices that can improve our lives!
I found I kept wanting to read more - this book will keep you glued to it like a good novel.
I highly recommend this book for anyone not just seeking answers, but to broaden their knowledge.
Drawing from both empirical, and anecdotal evidence, Miller provides concrete and tangible solutions to all of the major disruptive factors in life. From marital difficulties to child rearing, he explains why we as humans often act in unhealthy and unhelpful ways, and what to do to change the scenario.
Overall, I found the book to be both interesting and truthfully helpful, and I look forward to putting the concepts discussed into practice in my own life.