Seven Times down, Eight Times Up : Landing on Your Feet in an Upside down World

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Partners Pub Group
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Obtaining Piece of Mind Is Easier Than You Think. Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up is a marriage of cognitive behavioral therapy and Zen wisdom. The short stories will help you to think differently, feel better and live your life in a more vital and healthy way. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, insecurity, boredom or anger, let this book encourage you, inspire you and help you be the person you would like to be. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is also well steeped in Eastern philosophy. For the last forty years he has specialized in individual psychotherapy for adults.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Even Monkeys Fall Out of Treesp. 5
Letting Gop. 7
Hang Onp. 9
Out with the Old, In with the Newp. 12
The Prison of Conditioningp. 14
The Meaning of Lifep. 16
Where Are You Looking?p. 18
The Winnerp. 20
Practice What You Preachp. 22
Use What You Havep. 24
You Are Not Deadp. 26
Give Yourself a Chancep. 28
Do You Believe in Magic?p. 30
Ghouls, Goblins, and Things That Go Bump in the Nightp. 32
May Bep. 34
A Tale of Two Secretariesp. 36
The Last Man Standingp. 38
A Work in Progressp. 40
The Buck Stops Herep. 42
It's Always Here and Nowp. 44
Forgivenessp. 46
Dealing with Anxietyp. 48
Waiting for Godotp. 50
Sixty Minutesp. 52
Where There's a Will, There's a Wayp. 54
How Old Are You?p. 56
Bodhidharmap. 58
Ice Creamp. 61
Free at Lastp. 63
Johnny Drew a Monsterp. 66
Take It Easyp. 68
The Heart of the Matterp. 70
Take a Mid-Week Breakp. 72
Dealing with Lossp. 74
All in the Familyp. 76
Metaphorical Reincarnationp. 78
Free at Last [Reprisal]p. 80
The Yogi and the Fork Benderp. 82
R and Rp. 84
May the Force Be with Youp. 87
Yada Yada Yadap. 89
The Gift of Givingp. 91
On Hawaii, Alaska, and the 47 Contiguous Statesp. 93
Looking in the Mirrorp. 95
The Land of Foolsp. 97
The Frightened Childp. 99
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forump. 101
You Don't Have to Be a Brain Surgeonp. 103
Pay Attentionp. 106
Trust Yourselfp. 108
The Garage Salep. 110
No Thank Youp. 112
Buddhap. 114
Babe Ruthp. 116
Beans, Burgers, and Beliefsp. 118
The Chicken Little Phenomenonp. 120
What Do You Need?p. 122
Chickens, Bulls, and Elephantsp. 125
Mr. Fix-Itp. 127
California, Here I Comep. 129
Take a Deep Breath (or Fifty)p. 131
Us and Themp. 133
It Will Never Be This Day Againp. 135
A Tale of Two Booksp. 137
Do You Have Time?p. 139
Don't Expect Things to Be Perfectp. 141
The Wise Manp. 144
The Salt of the Earthp. 146
What Do You Think?p. 148
A Little Bit Betterp. 150
Shocking Newsp. 152
Understand How Powerful Your Thoughts Can Bep. 154
Getting Things in Focusp. 156
A Million-to-Onep. 158
Isnessp. 161
Taking Out the Garbagep. 163
For Lou Gehrig, Catfish Hunter, and Countless Othersp. 165
Swept Awayp. 167
Start a New Traditionp. 169
Keep Your Eye on the Ballp. 171
It Came Down to Thisp. 173
Mayap. 175
Take It off the Drawing Boardp. 177
The Placebo Effectp. 179
September 11thp. 181
Going the Distancep. 183
The Second Time Aroundp. 185
It's Not as Bad as You Thinkp. 187
How to Deal with Your Demonsp. 189
The Meaning of Life: Part IIp. 191
Our Birthrightp. 193
Marching to a Different Drummerp. 195
Give Yourself a Breakp. 197
Make a Differencep. 199
Keep a Journalp. 201
Sadhanap. 204
Buckle Upp. 206
Never Give Upp. 208
When I'm 64p. 210
Looking from a Different Vantage Pointp. 212
Be Careful What You Wish Forp. 214
Nicolo, Ann, and Samp. 216
P is forp. 218
Whack!p. 220
Enlightenment?p. 222
Jenna and Her Bag of Troublesp. 225
The Whole Ball of Waxp. 226
Referencesp. 229
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