“Happiness begins with you. Not with your relationship, your friends or your job, but with you”
My overarching aim in writing this book is to highlight to you, the reader, that you alone are responsible for your own happiness.
Irrespective of any negativity and challenges that you have already experienced or will experience on your journey through life, it is within your own power to feel happy or sad, depending on your thoughts.
Despite the simplicity and logic of the above idea, it has actually taken me, a former sufferer of crippling anxiety, years of attending courses and reading countless books to fully understand it and to become enlightened, in a sense.
This enlightenment has led me to write this book, with simple tips and a multitude of practical exercises designed to enable you to improve your mindset and overcome any difficulties as they arise.
The exercises throughout this book have all been tried and tested on both myself and on many of my hypnotherapy clients, so I can also confirm that they actually work.
That being said, the exercises within this book are in no way a substitute for professional medical advice. Hence, should you be suffering from any mental illness whatsoever, I implore you to contact a medical professional in the first instance.
The idea of writing a guidebook on being happier initially arose as a result of several conversations I had with my clients. Anxiety reduction, increased confidence and self-esteem (to name a few of their goals) often seemed to be a smokescreen for their ultimate goal to be happy.
As a former teacher, I have arranged the contents of this book in the form of a series of 14 lessons.
The lessons can be worked through in their sequential order, or you can simply choose to work through the specific lessons that are relevant to you.
By committing to practising the exercises and by following the tips and advice laid out herein, you may find that you experience one or more of the following benefits:
An increase in inner calm.
An ability to reduce anxiety.
Strength to conquer fears and phobias.
An improvement in your relationships.
An overall unleashing of self-love and self-confidence.
Overall, the lessons will teach you how to be your most authentic and happiest self, enabling you to reach and live out your ultimate dreams.