All human beings have a genetic need to be socially connected, and we benefit from all types of social connections, from informal to formal. Social connections can fall on a wide spectrum, from a simple smile with a stranger at a grocery store to a hug from a relative or close friend. But all social connections, from slight to intimate, help us feel connected to others and are good for mental health. If you want to bake a cake, you require specific ingredients. If you want to bake happiness into your life, you need strong and healthy social connections.
Dr. Bill Howatt, offers a step-by-step workbook to help readers move away from isolation and loneliness, and build authentic connections. Dr. Howatt offers opportunities for reflective check-ins, insight on the benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, and recommendations for practice, as well as a road map for discovering and building authentic connections.
He shows you how to unlock your mental trap – negative thoughts, like insomnia, anxiety, and depression, that limit your ability to close social connections gaps.