Self Help Information and Assessments, Professional Papers,
and Other Materials
On-Line copy of the book, You Can Choose To Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety,
Anger, and Depression (with Research Results)
A self-development program and how-to guide for
increasing happiness and success.
2. Success and Happiness Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ)
Find your HQ (Happiness Quotient with high correlation to happiness, low
negative emotions, life success)
List of other FREE self-help materials and publications See categories
MATERIALS AVAILABLE BY TOPIC
Happiness and Self-Related
(how to be happy, functional values/beliefs, world view, positive thinking,
self-esteem, internal control, self-management and achievement, etc.)
Coping with Negative Emotions
(anxiety, depression/apathy, anger/aggression, grief, low motivation
and energy, etc.)
Relationships (meeting people, conversational
skills, developing intimacy, resolving conflicts, assertion training,
overcoming fears of rejection and loneliness, etc.)
Academic and Career Success
(career/major choice, learning/study skills, motivation, concentration,
Health Tips and Habit Change
(including smoking, addictions, and other bad habits)
and Cognitive Therapy (SHAQ HQ happiness research, Cognitive Therapy,
Life Skills Training, SRQ, etc)
About the Author: Tom
G. Stevens PhD, Psychologist
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1. FREE ON-LINE eBook of
You Can Choose To Be Happy.
It was written as a comprehensive self-development program and covers most
of the topics on this website. A great deal of clinical experience
and research has supported its ideas You may also read chapters out-of-order
to gain information about specific topics--see table of contents or you
may use the SEARCH feature of the HOME page to search the book and all materials
for a special topic.
You Can Choose To Be Happy:
"Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger,
Tom G. Stevens PhD
To learn more about the book:
Success and Happiness Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ)
Begin your self-development or self-help process by first assessing
what your strengths and needs are. The SHAQ questionnaire will assess
many factors related to self-esteem, relationships, internal control, managing
emotions, assertiveness, time management, learning skills, and much more.
It is free and automatically scored. It will also provide a personalized
list of help resources that may help you deal with general or specific problems.
To view the paper summarizing
the research results that support the ideas in the book and SHAQ, br> click
one of sthe following link:
=> For laymen: SHAQ Research Results
=> For professionals:
Development of the Success
and Happiness Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ) To Validate a Cognitive Model
of Happiness, Depression, and Anxiety
=> For faculty
interested in using SHAQ in their classes (free) or other self-development
activities, go to: www.csulb.edu/~tstevens/success/faculty
=> To complete SHAQ (free) go to:
Other Self-instructional Materials
available FREE ON-LINE (click on topic to go to it). All tested
materials used by thousands of others. Dr. Tom G. Stevens
FOR HAPPINESS and SELF-RELATED DEVELOPMENT
* The Choose To Be Happy Checklist: A
summary checklist of the key guidelines from the book for leading a happy,
* You Can Choose To Be Happy
Introduction: the key aspects of being happy and productive and an overview
of the self-development program.
Routes to Happiness (and examples of how people have overcome extreme
finding the inner causes of your unhappiness and resolving them
* Your Higher Self: the natural cognitive system
of values and beliefs that loves you unconditionally and is your greatest
source of power and happiness
Create a Positive World by Adopting a Positive World
View: Find the underlying causes of your negative thinking and
replace them with more functional beliefs and thoughts.
* Overcome Your Greatest Fears: They can make
each day miserable.
Greater Self-Worth and Self-Confidence (and learn how to accept any
"unacceptables" about yourself).
Get more Internal Control and Autonomy:
Learn how to reduce negative influences from other people and dependence
upon them. Also end codependency.
Learn the Harmonious Functioning Model: This model
will explain the root causes of all emotions and the secret of "getting
into the zone" of peak learning and performance.
Learn 6 Key Strategies for Getting Control of Emotions and Getting into
the Zone of Harmonious Functioning and Peak Performance.
* Clarify Values and Meaning: The importance
of satisfying values for happiness and success
Learn how to Fulfill Your Dreams and Goals--be more successful in creating
the world for yourself and others you want.
Get Control of Your Time and Self using
the proven O-PATSM method used by thousands.
The Stream of Negative and Positive Thoughts
* Deficit versus Abundance
Thinking: Changing your expectations can make all the difference
in achieving a happy life.
Life Philosophy, Goals, and Meaning.
Your personal philosophy and values effect your entire personality and life.
* Making Decisions
and Solving Life Problems
Self-Development: Making self-development
and learning a lifelong process can have huge effects over a long time period.
* Managing Overwhelming or Complex Tasks/Projects Using
the POSSI Method
* Finding a Professional Counselor/Psychologist
COPING WITH NEGATIVE EMOTIONS (for focus on happiness see above
* Dealing With Unhappiness and Depression
* Reducing Stress and Anxiety
* Overcome Anger and Aggression
* Coping With Runaway Emotions: Overcoming Panic
Desensitization: A proven method for Reducing Fears, Phobias, and
* Coping with Grief
Improve intimacy, assertiveness, confidence, conflict resolution, helping,
and social skills
Intimacy, Meeting People, Dating, Conversational
Skills, Friendship and Romantic Relationships, and Overcoming fears of Rejection
Overview of Relationship Topics and Skills
Relationship and Communication Tips Summary: Choose To Be Happy in Relationships
* Skills For Meeting People, Dating,
Conversations, and Developing Intimacy
Finding Mr/Ms Right
* Factors Causing Relationship Failure and Success
* Overcome Fears of Loneliness and Rejection and Improve
* Overcoming Loneliness and Fears of
* Independent Intimacy
Notes (Dominant-Submissive Relationships VS. Independent Intimacy)
* The SRQ--Stevens Relationship
B. Resolving Conflicts
and Disagreements Diplomatically, and Becoming More Assertive and Persuasive
* Harmonious Assertive Communication:
How To Achieve Intimacy and Resolve Conflicts
* Assertion Training: Be More Competent
and Confident With Anyone!
* How to Make an Assertive Request: Initiating
a discussion about a problem diplomatically
* Domestic Violence Links
* Problem-Exploration Method: Help yourself or
others using the problem exploration method professional psychologists use
to find underlying issues and problems.
and CAREER SUCCESS
* Academic and Career Success Overview
Career and Academic Major Choice, Goals, and Motivation
an Career or Academic Major: An Overview
* How To Make a Career or Major Decision: A step-by-step
guide for career planning
* The Heart of Managing Your Time and Yourself: O-PATSM--A
* Low Motivation
* Managing Overwhelming
Tasks (such as final exam preparation and writing term papers)
Learning and Memory Skills, and Study Habits
* Improving Memory And Comprehension for Better Grades
and Study Skills
* Learning Disabilities
* Time Management
* Writing Help
* Learn to Read More Efficiently
* Calculating Grade Points and GPA
* Information about Colleges and Universities
and HABIT CHANGE
* Health Tips Notes
* Using Learning Principles to Change Habits
* Making a Motivational Contract
To Change a Habit
Problems: How to Sleep When You Feel Upset
* Weight Control
* Substance Abuse
* Finding a Professional Counselor/Psychologist
PROFESSIONAL PAPERS and COGNITIVE THERAPY
* Descriptions of All Professional and
Therapy-Related Papers, etc.
* Development of the Success and Happiness
Attributes Questionnaire (SHAQ) To Validate a Cognitive Model of Happiness,
Depression, and Anxiety
* Spiritual Cognitive Therapy (SCT) Modifying Core
Beliefs; Workshop for World Conference of American Counseling Association--Detailed
Spiritual Cognitive Therapy (SCT) Workshop for California Marriage and Family
Therapists (CAMFT)--Detailed NOTES includes AUDIO
* Research article related to SRQ and Independent Intimacy
* Life Skills
Workshops and Courses (Live and Online) For Academic Success (a paper for
* SHAQ: The Success and Happiness
Attributes Questionnaire and It's Relevance to the Goals of Higher Education
* Maximizing Counseling Center
Cognitive Therapy Sections
* Problem-Exploration Method:
How to find deeper, underlying issues, conflicts, and causes of unhappiness
and personal problems.
Dysfunctional Beliefs with Positive Beliefs: The Belief Integration Process
* Self-Acceptance Process: Replacing negative self
beliefs with self-acceptance
* Negative Cognitive Styles and Cognitive Therapy
* Classic Cognitive
Therapy Approaches--an outline
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tom G. Stevens PhD, Psychologist/Professor
Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach
* About the Author
* Professional Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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