Psychologist’s New Self-Help Handbook Teaches Techniques to Eliminate Stress and Cultivate a Positive Attitude
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
“Live, laugh, learn – while having fun” is the motto of clinical psychologist Dr. Louise Aznavour. Working on the principle that everyone can learn to have a winning attitude, her new book “Goodbye Stress – Hello Success” is the product of over twenty years of helping people bring out their personal best. Dr. Aznavour’s book delivers a light-hearted approach to handling stress and developing resilience – a solution-oriented attitude – when faced with adverse situations.
Children naturally have what Dr. Aznavour calls the “Bounce Back Factor” that allows them to fall and get back up again without giving up. Dr. Aznavour encourages readers to re-awaken their own “Bounce Back Factor” at any age. In one amusing exercise, she suggests that the reader enlist the aid of a virtual “Humor Apprentice”; that is, a funny role model that serves as a virtual coach in various difficult situations. What would the virtual coach say or do? How would the virtual coach react? The answers to those questions can provide much-needed, if not uplifting, perspective during an otherwise stressful period.
“Doom and gloom are not in my room,” says Dr. Aznavour. “In a world where negative and pessimistic attitudes are rampant, it is essential to keep our resilience flowing. A solution-oriented individual changes his or her world and inspires others in the process. Sometimes people feel helpless and they wait for others to make this world a better place. I want to remind people to see and create opportunities for themselves and others.”
Decorated throughout with lively, full-color images, “Goodbye Stress – Hello Success” combines step-by-step exercises, quotes, and humorous anecdotes to illustrate how to let go of negative thoughts and habits. Using practical tips, readers learn how to replace self-defeating thoughts and behaviors with empowering, self-sustaining, and affirming practices. Dr. Aznavour asserts that attitude is in the mind, and that everyone can learn new habits to stay upbeat.
“Notice how we feel energetic and empowered around certain people, and yet totally exhausted with others,” Dr. Aznavour observes. “Attitudes, whether from others or our own, can energize or deplete us. Rather than feeling defeated and burned out, bring positive change in others and in you. When faced with challenges, focus on finding as many solution-oriented options as you can, knowing that each challenge boosts your resilience muscles.”
Dr. Aznavour’s book provides therapy to all in a very accessible manner. Her corresponding YouTube channel serves as a helpful refresher for several of the techniques in the book, and has an international following in all age groups. “There is a need for this type of intervention—practical tools for anyone who wishes to replace stress with resilience,” she concludes.
“Goodbye Stress – Hello Success” is published exclusively in ebook format and is now available from several popular online retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Kobobooks.com. Dr. Aznavour is available for informative, upbeat interviews and other consultations.
Louise Aznavour, PhD. Clinical Psychologist
http://www.stayingupbeat.com and http://www.louiseaznavour.com
About the Author
Dr. Louise Aznavour has 20+ years of experience in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She offers coaching and workshops to the public and to businesses, particularly in the areas of individual and couple therapy, anxiety, panic, depression, burnout, stress, and interpersonal communication skills. Her teaching experience includes doctoral students and seasoned professionals from various countries. She speaks English, French, Armenian, Turkish as well as Sign Language for the Deaf, all of which she considers Life Tools that widen her perspective and enrich her outlook toward different cultures and viewpoints. Dr. Aznavour maintains a private practice in Montreal, Canada.
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