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.
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.
Publisher: White Crow Books
Published May 2012
Size: 229 x 152 mm