About the book
Which patterns of thinking and behavior help us face trials with dignity and overcome them? Amy Morin asks herself this question not only as a psychotherapist, but also as someone who has suffered several severe losses. As she faces yet another personal tragedy, she ponders the essence of psychic power and articulates the thirteen things that prevent us from developing it.
In this book, Amy Morin describes the bad habits that prevent us from realizing our full potential. It offers an approach to developing mental strength aimed at mastering thoughts, emotions and behaviour.Thanks to the tested tips and interesting stories from the author's practice, you will be able to acquire the habits of mentally strong people. Like them, you will no longer feel sorry for yourself or dwell too much on the past, fear change or failure, or strive to please everyone. With your newfound confidence and determination, you will find your way to happiness and success.
Amy Morin's book will help you break the cycle of failure and live the life you've always wanted. There are 13 revolutionary strategies to improve your mental resilience, conquer your fears and become the strong person you know you can be.
Maureen introduces us to some daily habits that may be holding you back from achieving your best… She wants to help you turn these negative patterns into positive ones and maybe you should let her do it.
About the author
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Verywell. In 2013, her article "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" became an internet sensation and was read by over 50 million people. It became the basis for her book of the same name, which was translated into 33 languages and became an international bestseller.
Maureen is a frequent guest on various media, such as Time, Good Morning America, Oprah.com, Business Insider, where she shares her experiences and helpful tips. Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular TEDx videos of all time with more than 9 million views.
5 Truths About Psychic Power
There is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong. Here are five truths about mental and emotional balance that Amy Morin shares in her book:
1. Being mentally strong doesn't mean being rude. No need to turn into robots or look tough. Instead, just act in sync with your value system.
2. Mental strength does not require you to ignore your emotions. When you increase your mental strength, you don't suppress your emotions, you understand them better. You can analyze how they influence your thoughts and behavior.
3. Being mentally strong doesn't mean relying solely on yourself. When you accept that you don't know all the answers, when you ask for help, and when you admit that your belief in a higher power makes you more resilient, you show that you have a desire to become stronger.
4. Being mentally strong is not about thinking positively. Extreme positive thoughts can be as much of a hindrance as extreme negative thoughts. Psychic power is about thinking realistically and rationally.
5.Psychic power isn't just the latest popular trend in psychology. Just as the world of exercise is full of fad diets and fitness trends, the field of psychology is often rife with fleeting ideas about how to become the best people you can be. Psychic power is not a trend. Since the 1960s, psychology has been helping people learn how to change their thinking, feeling, and behavior.
We are all mentally strong to some extent, but more can always be desired. When you develop mental strength, you begin to better control your emotions and thoughts and maintain a positive attitude despite the circumstances you find yourself in.
Just as some can develop physical strength more easily, others are stronger mentally. There are several factors that determine how easily you develop psychic power:
Genetics – genes play a role in whether you are more or less prone to mental he alth problems such as mood disorders;
Character Traits - Some people just have a natural tendency to think more soberly and have a more positive attitude;
Life Experience – Your experiences influence how you perceive yourself, others, and the world at large.
Of course, you cannot change some of these factors. You can't erase your traumatic childhood. There is nothing you can do if you are genetically predisposed to ADHD. However, that doesn't mean you can't become stronger mentally. Everyone has the capacity to improve their mental he alth…
To understand what psychic power is, you must realize how your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings intertwine and often work together to create the downward spiral illustrated in the above example. This is why we need a three-pronged approach to develop mental strength:
1. Thoughts – we need to recognize irrational thoughts and replace them with more realistic ones.
2. Behavior - we must maintain a positive attitude despite the circumstances.
3. Emotions - we need to control our emotions so they don't control us.
We hear “Think positive” all the time. But optimism alone is not enough to bring out the best in ourselves.
It's easy to feel mentally strong when everything in our lives is going well, but sometimes problems arise. A job loss, a natural disaster, an illness in the family, or the death of a loved one are sometimes unavoidable. When you are mentally strong, you will deal with life's challenges more easily. Benefits of increasing your psychic power include:
Greater resilience to stress – mental strength is useful in everyday life, not just in times of crisis. You will be familiar with more methods to deal with problems more efficiently and effectively, and this can reduce your stress level in general.
Greater life satisfaction – as your mental strength increases, you will also become more self-confident. Your behavior will match your value system, which will bring you inner peace and you will see what is truly important in life.
Better Results - Whether your goal is to become a better parent, increase your productivity at the office, or perform better in sports, when you increase your mental strength, you will achieve your full potential.