Introducing New Zealand’s first book on
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
A best seller - now in its 7th printing!

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Your Step-by-Step Guide

by Wayne Froggatt

Published by HarperCollins NZ

February 1993

Do you want to choose how you feel?

Wayne Froggatt has already taught hundreds of people in New Zealand to do just that. Choose to be Happy is the result of that experience. In it, he applies his methods to a comprehensive range of common human problems and areas of personal growth, including:

  • worry
  • fear
  • anxiety
  • phobias
  • guilt
  • depression
  • anger
  • disapproval and criticism
  • unassertiveness
  • perfectionism
  • decision making
  • self-motivation

Do you want to be your own therapist?

You can learn to help yourself - with a proven method of psychotherapy that emphasises the use of your own reasoning powers to achieve personal control and growth. This book introduces the method step by step, allowing you to understand and change the way you react to events in a rational and realistic manner.

Choose to be Happy offers more than inspiration and 'positive thinking'. It holds out the prospect of permanent change.

The author has been practising as a social worker for over 20 years, most of these specialising in mental health counselling. A graduate of Canterbury University, he is an Associate Fellow of the New York Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, and Executive Director of the New Zealand Centre for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. As well as being an experienced therapist and group worker, he is involved in training other professionals and volunteer helpers, and has a long held interest in the self-help possibilities of mental health education.

Published by HarperCollins New Zealand, Auckland, 1993. ISBN 1-86950-083-0. 206 Pages. Cover illustration by Pamela Wolfe.

What the reviewers and readers have said:

  • 'It is amazing how he covers so much ground in so little space and with such clarity.’ Dr. Albert Ellis, from the Introduction.
  • 'Froggatt has succeeded better than most in translating detailed professional literature principles into a form which is easily assimilated by the public.’ Medical Journal of Australia.
  • 'Humans can, believe it or not, learn to choose how they feel and behave … this book is a clear and concise guide to a method for doing just that.’ Sunday Star.
  • 'I’ve found it excellent both personally and professionally.’ A practising counsellor.
    'I felt that your book was talking to me.’ A reader.
  • 'Provides a wealth of practical suggestions.’ The Dominion.
  • 'An excellent investment in yourself.’ Daily Telegraph.

How to obtain Choose to be Happy:

  • In New Zealand or Australia, you can purchase from bookstores that sell self-help literature (eg. Whitcoulls, PaperPlus, London Bookshop, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, etc.)
  • Internationally, you can purchase Choose to be Happy right from the internet - go to the Rational BookShop.