I struggled with severe depression for more than a decade – as a teenager and student. When I was ill, no one told me what research tells us works against depression. Nobody talked about exercise, cognitive techniques, improving your sleep or meditation.
So I had to reinvent the wheel. I read up on what science tells us about this important topic, and used these techniques to completely overcome depression. It wasn’t easy, and it took a lot of hard work, but it worked!
After getting well, it became important for me to share what I had learned with others that struggles with depression and other mental illnesses. So I wrote my first book; Rise from Darkness.
Some years after, I wanted to take it one step further. I wanted to write a book containing a comprehensive program to overcome depression. The program contains a selection of the various techniques that research tells us is effective against depression. I wanted the book to be short, to be an easy read. I wanted it to be motivating to the reader, to help him or her actually do the necessary work to get better.
The result is the self-help book 14 Steps to Happiness.
It was originally written in Norwegian, but is now available in English translation. At the same time, I’ve published the accompanying workbook: 14 Steps to Happiness – Workbook. It’s meant as a companion to 14 Steps to Happiness, making it easier and more motivating to follow the program in the original textbook.
14 Steps to Happiness contains the following steps:
- Decide to Get Better – and Believe You Can
- Eat Yourself Happy
- Exercise Your Way to Happiness
- Find Sources of Joy
- Sleep Better
- Use Therapy Efficiently
- Become Radically Grateful
- Cultivate the Good People
- Identify Triggers and Domino Effects
- Get a Black Belt in Cognitive Techniques
- Create Meaning in Your Life
- Increase Your Sense of Achievement
- Learn Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-hypnosis
- Learn to Love Yourself
I am very proud of this book, that already has helped thousands of people get a better life. I am now hopeful it can help you!
And, for a limited time, the book is available for free – get your copy here.