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Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb

Author: Archibald D Hart
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Archibald D. Hart explores the results of society having more access to pleasure, contending that it leads to extreme forms of addiction, boredom, and anhedonia and offering seven steps to recovering from not being able to experience pleasure.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Archibald D Hart
ISBN: 9780849918520 0849918529
OCLC Number: 122338119
Notes: "Includes 7-step recovery process", on cover page.
Description: xiii, 270 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Where has all our pleasure gone? --
The many pathways to pleasure --
Pleasure or happiness? --
Stress and anhedonia --
Saving our children from anhedonia --
When pleasure becomes a hidden addiction --
Sexual anhedonia --
Step 1: seek the right form of pleasure --
Step 2: recapture the joy of little things --
Step 3: control your adrenaline --
Step 4: use humor to enhance your happiness --
Step 5: develop appreciation and gratitude --
Step 6: master relaxation and meditation --
Step 7: make space for the things that matter.
Responsibility: Archibald D. Hart.
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