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It's All Part of the Dance
It's All Part of the Dance

It's All Part of the Dance

Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World


306 Pages, 5.53 x 8.36

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2010

ISBN 9780979875533

Rights: WOR

Goodman Beck Publishing (Oct 2010)

Price: $16.95


It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World is a fascinating collection of parable-like stories, myths, and anecdotes. Dr. Gettis draws upon his 40 years of clinical experience as a psychologist and combines that with the latest research on the science of happiness. The book is written in a down-to-earth, non-pedantic style that makes it easy to read and digest, despite dealing with complex human issues. It combines Zen wisdom, cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, and the new paradigm of positive psychology. The book confronts our societal notions of what brings us true happiness. The answers may surprise you. Dr. Gettis believes we are hardwired for stories. He believes that the stories in It's All Part of the Dance may indeed change the way the reader lives his or her life.

Author Biography

Dr. Alan Gettis is a clinical psychologist who is well steeped in both Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. His collection of "Upside Down World" self-help books includes the critically acclaimed Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up: Landing on Your Feet in an Upside Down World, the award-winning The Happiness Solution: Finding Joy and Meaning in an Upside Down World, and the highly praised It's All Part of the Dance: Finding Happiness in an Upside Down World. In the 1960s Dr. Gettis was a Vietnam-era army psychologist stationed at a military hospital, and in the 1970s he was chief psychologist at a large mental health center in Northern New Jersey. Since 1974 he has maintained a private practice where he specializes in individual psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Gettis holds degrees from four different universities, including Utah State University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons..