Young Adult Non-fiction

Unleash Your Inner Happiness: Psychologist Dennis Hargis presents a transformative journey for young minds; teaching self-acceptance; emotional intelligence; and positive relationships to conquer negativity and find joy.

Dennis Hargis is an educator and psychologist with more than 40 years of professional experience working with children; adolescents and youth. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology; a Master’s Degree in School Psychology; and a Certification in Educational Administration. While serving at Osawatomie State Hospital as acting principal for the school located on campus; psychologist and behavior intervention specialist; he provided direct services in educational programming; anger management; individual counseling; and crisis intervention. He also assisted with group therapy and biofeedback groups. Hargis conducted more than 50 workshops; seminars; and presentations to share his program of successful methods in teaching anger management and problem-solving skills to adolescents.

Filled with amazing illustrations by Julia Cubiz

Book description:

Learn to identify feelings and emotions; overcome challenges; and embrace self-acceptance. How to Be Happy Being You introduces a revolutionary program designed to reduce anger and increase problem-solving skills. Using visualization; exercises; and illustrations the reader is guided through the confusing realm of human emotions to learn to identifying their feelings and respond in a way that leads to self-respect and happiness.

In a world overwhelmed by negative emotions; psychologist Dennis Hargis guides young people on a journey to happiness in an easy-to-read book. The evocative accompanying illustrations convey emotions we all feel. By learning and practicing the problem-solving exercises presented; including visualization and emotional response exercises; anyone—young or old—can gain emotional intelligence.

“How to Be Happy Being You” is based upon a proven and successful program developed by the author while serving as a psychologist and behavior intervention specialist for youth. It is a valuable resource to help young adults learn the skills they need to better manage powerful emotions.
This book provides solutions to tough emotional issues facing young adults In a world where anger; fear; and frustration seem inescapable.

The reader is introduced to 15 fundamental rules of anger. We can learn to identify painful feelings; accept them; experience them—realizing they are normal—and understanding there is a way to respond that is respectful of self and others. When feelings are identified; the best way to convey them can be determined. Expressing feelings in a healthy way strengthens communication skills and builds happy relationships.

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