Stop Thinking, Start Living

Stop Thinking, Start Living : Discover Lifelong Happiness

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Revolutionary in its simplicity and accessible to all, this bestselling book offers commonsense methods that allow you to let go of depression and tap into natural joy.

In this indispensable handbook, Richard Carlson demonstrates how we can change everything in our lives - earn more money, meet new friends, get a new job - yet still feel dissatisfied. Happiness, he says, is not 'out there' but within, a state of mind that is independent of circumstance: 'If you begin to see that your thoughts are not the real thing - they're just thoughts and as thoughts they can't hurt you - your entire life will begin to change today.'

Carlson's step-by-step guide explains:
* How your thoughts determine how you feel.
* Why thinking about problems only makes them worse.
* That thoughts come and go - you are free to choose at any moment which to hold on to and which to let go.
* Straightforward methods for conquering depression.
* How to dismiss negative thoughts and discover inner contentment.
* How to overcome lifelong pessimism and start really living.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 140g
  • Element Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780722535479
  • 11,137

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'This is the book I give to all my depressed friends; they start to look better from around page 3!'
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About Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson PhD is a stress consultant in private practice and the best-selling author of numerous books, including Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and Slowing Down to the Speed of Life. He is also the co-author of Handbook for the Soul.
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761 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 41% (313)
4 28% (212)
3 21% (163)
2 7% (57)
1 2% (16)

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"The best book I have read about overcoming depression and living a fulfilling life the simple technique described in this book works immediately and is explained superbly. Whilst other books may give temporary relief, once you have read this book the benefits stay with you and work all the time. A great starting point for anyone who is disillusioned. When I first read it I had to re-read it about a dozen times - it is so good!"show more
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