COVID-19 update: SHOP EARLY - DELIVERY UPDATE.
Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments

Laughing Guide to a Better Life

by Isaac Prilleltensky and Ora Prilleltensky

  • Hardcover
    $39.96
ISBN: 9781475846379
ANNOTATION:
The book combines humor with science to engage readers in a process of change. Based on empirical research of proven strategies, readers will learn how to leverage four drivers of change: interactions, context, awareness, and next steps. This is an action model aimed at motivating readers to engage in achievable steps to improve their lives.
10% OFF SALE! WAS $44.40
$39.96
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 12 to 14 days
From Sydney (AU)
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff_message }} {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff_alt }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
{{ DeliveryOption.special_message }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
  • Hardcover
    $39.96
ISBN: 9781475846379
ANNOTATION:
The book combines humor with science to engage readers in a process of change. Based on empirical research of proven strategies, readers will learn how to leverage four drivers of change: interactions, context, awareness, and next steps. This is an action model aimed at motivating readers to engage in achievable steps to improve their lives.

Annotation

The book combines humor with science to engage readers in a process of change. Based on empirical research of proven strategies, readers will learn how to leverage four drivers of change: interactions, context, awareness, and next steps. This is an action model aimed at motivating readers to engage in achievable steps to improve their lives.

Publisher Description

The motto of this book is smarter through laughter. If you can laugh about it, you can probably change it. The authors use a heavy dose of humor (the laughing side), and a healthy measure of science (the learning side) to help you improve yourself, your relationships, and your surroundings. The book introduces the "I CAN model," which stands for Interactions, Context, Awareness, and Next steps. Interactions are powerful determinants of health and happiness. There are two skills that can make our interactions healthier: the ability to connect and the capacity to communicate. Context is also a powerful but often neglected driver of change. The contexts of our lives consist of people, places, and things. To leverage context to our advantage we need to master the art of reading cues and changing cues in the environment. Awareness is the next driver of change. Regardless of where you are in the process of change, there is always a next step to strengthen your change, maintain your gains, and keep thriving. To do that, you need to make a plan, and you need to make it stick. The book will teach you how to use these drivers of change to flourish and thrive.

Author Biography

Isaac Prilleltensky is the former dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, where he is currently professor of educational and psychological studies and vice provost for institutional culture. He is the author of ten books and the recipient of awards by the National Newspaper Association for his humor writing; and from the divisions of community and counseling psychology from the American Psychological Association for his scholarly work.

Ora Prilleltensky earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at OISE at the University of Toronto and has taught at Victoria University in Australia, Vanderbilt University and the University of Miami. She has also practiced in university counseling centers, schools, and rehabilitation settings in Canada and Australia.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Ease into a Better Life The Learning Side I CAN model The Laughing Side United in Judgment Parental Fitness Taming Temptations Planning Interruptus Chapter 2: Mastering Awareness to Improve Yourself The Learning Side Know Yourself Know the Issue The Laughing Side Patriotism The Chutzpah Diaries Pet Friendly Florida Low Expectations Informed Indecisions Meat Eaters Suddenly Go Vegetarian Chapter 3- Mastering Interactions to Improve Your Relationships The Learning Side Connect Communicate The Laughing Side Empathy and Chutzpah Evolution of Thank You InTRUMPetation of Historical Events Chapter 4- Mastering Cues To Improve Your Surroundings The Learning Side Read the Cues Change the Cues The Laughing Side The Meaning of Sexy Context is Everything How to Fix Education Chapter 5- Mastering a Plan to Make It Stick The Learning Side Make a Plan Make it Stick The Laughing Side Cliches Clutter Notes About the Authors

Review

What a gem of a book. Serious and fun, sophisticated and accessible, academically rigorous and practical. But be forewarned: Do not read this book in libraries, in quiet cars on trains, or around people who're asleep. You're going to be making excessive noise as you LOL on your way to a happier life -- Tal Ben Shahar, Best Selling Author of Happier Isaac and Ora masterfully use humor to help us explore areas in our lives where we can make changes to improve our well-being and happiness. The funny anecdotes and lessons are effective reminders for us not to take ourselves too seriously, and the science validates how we can change our mindsets and actions in order to construct a better life. This book is all of this, plus full of laughter. It is practical and fun. -- Karen Guggenheim, CEO WOHASU (TM) LLC & Co-Founder of the World Happiness Summit In the concluding book of their "Laughing Guides" trilogy, Isaac and Ora Prilleltensky deliver on their ambitious project to educate, entertain, and enliven us on the path to a better life. They skillfully draw on a diversity of treasured resources and bring to bear their own poignant, funny, and always endearing life stories to inspire and encourage. A bow of gratitude to these two gifted researchers and teachers for helping the world become a better place, and providing a useful roadmap for each of us to become a happier and more fulfilled version of ourselves. -- Scott Rogers, Director, Mindfulness in Law Program, University of Miami School of Law

Long Description

The motto of this book is smarter through laughter. If you can laugh about it, you can probably change it. The authors use a heavy dose of humor (the laughing side), and a healthy measure of science (the learning side) to help you improve yourself, your relationships, and your surroundings. The book introduces the "I CAN model," which stands for Interactions, Context, Awareness, and Next steps. Interactions are powerful determinants of health and happiness. There are two skills that can make our interactions healthier: the ability to connect and the capacity to communicate. Context is also a powerful but often neglected driver of change. The contexts of our lives consist of people, places, and things. To leverage context to our advantage we need to master the art of reading cues and changing cues in the environment. Awareness is the next driver of change. Regardless of where you are in the process of change, there is always a next step to strengthen your change, maintain your gains, and keep thriving. To do that, you need to make a plan, and you need to make it stick. The book will teach you how to use these drivers of change to flourish and thrive.

Product Details

Year
2019
ISBN-10
1475846371
ISBN-13
9781475846379
Format
Hardcover
Author
Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Pages
118
Subtitle
Using Humor and Science to Improve Yourself, Your Relationships, and Your Surroundings
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
2 Tables, unspecified; 1 Illustrations, black and white
Short Title
The Laughing Guide to a Better Life
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
Publication Date
2019-01-15