內容簡介 In this book, Professor Dryden outlines seven core principles that form the basis of good mental health. Beginning with the importance of taking personal responsibility, he then discusses four attitudes that will keep you mentally healthy in the face of life's adversities. Since an important part of good mental health is the capacity to experience 'healthy negative emotions' about life's adversities, Professor Dryden takes care to clarify this principle. Finally, Professor Dryden presents a realistic outlook on personal change and lists a number of steps you can follow to achieve and maintain good mental health. Windy Dryden is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths University of London and is in part-time independent practice. His interests are in REBT, very brief interventions and promoting self-help. Professor Dryden has written or edited over 235 books.