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Almost Happy Book
Almost Happy Book

Almost Happy Book

£13.80

Find your buttons, laugh at your inner joke, and be warmly provoked to change for the better. If you are prepared to see the funny side of how you may be sabotaging your life, read on. We hope the provocative suggestions may elicit a wake-up call or perhaps jolt you into realising change is easier than you think.

Once you get your book, just flip the pages until you encounter buttons that make fun of the parts of you that are holding you back. We’d love to hear how you get on.

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Once you have added the book to your cart, start browsing & pick up to 3 free buttons that we will deliver with your book purchase!

Blame my Parents
Blame my Parents

Blame my Parents

£2.00
Choc Hog
Choc Hog
Choc Hog
Choc Hog

Choc Hog

£2.00
Can't Talk Now
Can't Talk Now

Can't Talk Now

£2.00
Moaner
Moaner

Moaner

£2.00

It’s a scientific fact that laughter is good for our physical and mental health.

It’s a vital coping mechanism to deal with life’s difficulties and can act as a tool for us to examine and improve the parts of ourselves we want to change.

Almost Happy combines reverse psychology and amusing graphics to get you to laugh at the darker sides of your self. 114 provocative buttons (or graphics of wearable badges) draw your attention to the parts of yourself holding you back - and warmly provoke you to deal with them there and then!

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Why this book matters

Humour has psychological benefits

Almost Happy is the new book helping us find the funny side of our everyday issues and bad habits.

Learning to laugh at yourself with reverse psychology

Each page is complete with provocative "suggestions" to nudge you to make positive changes.

Stylishly designed with over 114 originally-designed graphics and accompanying buttons 

Each button is carefully designed to get you to to laugh at your inner joke and provoke positive change,

Written by a qualified doctor and art therapist 

Based on 50 years of combined clinical experience, two experts co- created a guide to provoke you to laugh at the parts of yourself that hold you back.

Who is this book for?

It's a proven fact; we are healthier and happier when we are laughing. Not only is laughter good for our body, mind, and spirit, but it can also help us face the uncomfortable challenge of dealing with our personal difficulties.

Almost Happy introduces the reader to a practical and accessible way to use humor to effect change. Reverse psychology can provoke us to discover, own, and enact authentic solutions to many of our issues. Are you ready to read a book that will gently tease you about your issues? The buttons and provocative suggestions are offered with a twinkle in the eye and affection in the heart.

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The 114 original buttons were designed as stirring visual communications to enhance the provocative process--which is based on three core ideas:

1. People don't like being told what to do.

2. Reverse Psychology, a technique known to most parents, also works brilliantly on adults.

3. Irony, satire and parody--when used warmly and responsibly--can provoke the emergence of conscience and common sense. 

Meet the authors

Brian Kaplan, MD

Medical doctor specializing in the use of humor in counseling, Provocative Therapy, Autogenic Training and whole person medicine.

Hephzibah Kaplan

Artist, arts therapist and psychotherapy supervisor. In 2010 Hephzibah founded the London Art Therapy Centre as a group practice and hub for arts therapies.

"The Kaplans makes a crucial and accessible contribution to time-limited psychotherapy."

- Ikwunga Wonodi, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

"It made me laugh out loud. Each button is a succinct and hilarious insight into this thing we call life. I could not stop turning the next page, eager to spot myself, my friends and family in the tiny capsules of wisdom in this witty book."

- Neil Mullarkey, Founder member of the London Comedy Store Players

"I finished reading Almost Happy last night and it’s a really clear and accessible work, no nonsense and a lot of fun! It blows away all the confusion for us lay people. I’m so pleased to have met my sub selves and to know it’s perfectly normal to hear these voices! What a relief!!"

- Brigitte Hill

"I love the simplicity of the book. Beautiful, perfectly precise and to the point. I've laughed out loud several times flicking through it and how great to have a reminder to laugh at yourself on a regular basis!"

- Em Colley