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Robert Holden - Author

About the Author

Robert Holden, Ph.D., is the director of The Happiness Project and Success Intelligence. His innovative work on happiness and success has been featured on Oprah and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown in 16 countries to more than 30 million television viewers. Robert is a consultant and coach to leading brands and organizations such as Dove, Virgin, The Body Shop, and Comic Relief.  He gives public lectures worldwide and has shared the stage with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Patch Adams, and Paul McKenna.

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Other books by Robert Holden

May Gibbs: More Than a Fairy Tale An Artistic Life

May Gibbs: More Than a Fairy Tale An Artistic Life

Author: Robert Holden, Jane Brummitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

May Gibbs is one of Australia's most loved illustrators - her gumnut babies have been adored by generations of children. In May Gibbs: More than a fairy tale her early life and artistic career are explored in detail. Encouraged by her artistic parents, who met at London's famous Slade School of Art, a young May discovered a love of drawing and painting. Before long she was contributing illustrations to newspapers and magazines and exhibiting wildflower paintings to high acclaim. In her twenties, May travelled to England in her quest to develop as an artist. While working and studying in London she became a supporter of the suffragette movement, and in 1911, at the age of 34, she returned to Australia to pursue her career. She soon became a commercial success with her iconic illustrations for children. Her bestselling books, featuring the gumnut babies, established a mythology of the Australian bush that still endures today. This fascinating illustrated biography is complete with beautiful reproductions of May Gibbs' work throughout.

Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles

Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2014

A Course in Miracles is a modern psycho-spiritual text that has inspired teachers like Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Jerry Jampolsky, Sondra Ray, and Gabrielle Bernstein. With more than two million copies in print, in over thirty languages, individual students and study groups study it daily around the world. Robert Holden has studied the daily lessons offered in A Course in Miracles for twenty years. In Holy Shift, Robert has selected 365 of his favorite passages from A Course in Miracles to serve as daily meditations throughout the year. Students who are already familiar with the Course will enjoy this portable edition of miracles, and those new to the Course will appreciate the friendly and accessible introduction. Holy Shift will help everyone to practice the universal tenets of this profound teaching and to experience a year of miracles.

And the Band Played On How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War

And the Band Played On How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

A beautiful and interesting investigation on ow the ANZACs survived the horrors of WWI drawing on music and song, perfect for history and military history fans alike. Cast aside all thoughts of computer-age technology and its resources for entertainment and try to imagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century. At that time the country was still enjoying its infancy as the world's youngest nation. This was a society in which families provided much of their own amusement: anyone who could play an instrument, or who had a passable voice, or could recite, was valued, as well as expected to entertain. In those days, having a piano in the parlour became the mark of a cultured household. Playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry learned in school elocution classes were a staple of family as well as of community life. And so, when the men of this young Australia marched off to war a typical call was, Are you a singing man? . Can you elocute? Can you spin a funny yarn? Can you play a mouth organ, concertina ...or any other instrument? Those who answered this second call to arms became the morale boosters of the First World War. Impromptu entertainments, sing-alongs, yarns and story-telling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire which accompanied these men to war. And The Band Played On seeks to re-create and pay homage to that camaraderie and to that innocent enjoyment and spontaneous entertainment which lifted the spirits of the ANZACs whether they were under the shadow of the pyramids, in the trenches of the Western Front, on board battleships, recuperating in hospitals or even in POW camps.

Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Author: Robert Holden, Jamie Liversedge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, colour, form and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modelling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.

Authentic Success Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's Leading Coaching Programme on Success Intelligence

Authentic Success Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's Leading Coaching Programme on Success Intelligence

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

Are You Living a Successful Life? Do you have a vision? Do you enjoy your work? Are your relationships thriving? Authentic Success - which was formerly published under the title Success Intelligence - examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy and hyped-up world. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique program - called Success Intelligence - used worldwide by artists and writers, entrepreneurs and leaders; and also global companies and brands such as Dove, the Body Shop, the BBC and Virgin. This landmark book is an invaluable guide to genuine success and happiness. KEY THEMES INCLUDE: Authentic Success: Create a vision in your life, work and relationships that doesn't get lost in a sick hurry. The Real More: Identify what the REAL YOU really wants and discover the real purpose of your life. Your Success Contract: Free your mind, liberate your talent and attract more effortless success. Unblock Yourself: Conduct a Busyness Audit, give up Destination Addiction, release dysfunctional independence and overcome your fear of success. Follow Your Joy: Learn why happiness is the key to greater inspiration, creativity and meaningful success.

Loveability Knowing How to Love and Be Loved

Loveability Knowing How to Love and Be Loved

Author: Robert Holden Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/03/2013

Love is your destiny. It is the purpose of your life. It is the key to your happiness and to the evolution of the world. Loveability is a meditation on love. It addresses the most important thing you will ever learn. All the happiness, health and abundance you experience in life comes from your ability to love and be loved. This ability is innate, not acquired. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique programme on love called Loveability, which he teaches worldwide. Using this three-day public programme, he has helped thousands of people to transform their experience of love. 'Love is the real work of your life,' says Robert. 'As you release the blocks to love you flourish even more in your relationships, work, and life.' In Loveability, Robert weaves a beautiful mix of timeless principles and helpful practices about the nature of true love. With great intimacy and warmth, he shares stories, conversations, meditations and poetry that have inspired him in his personal inquiry on love. Key themes include: . Your destiny is not just to find love; it is to be the most loving person you can be. . Self-love is how you are meant to feel about yourself. It is the key to loving others. . When you think something is missing in a relationship, it is probably you. . Forgiveness helps you to see that love has never hurt you; it is only your misperceptions of love that hurt. . The greatest influence you can have in any situation is to be the presence of love.

Loveability Knowing How to Love and Be Loved

Loveability Knowing How to Love and Be Loved

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Love is your destiny. It is the purpose of your life. It is the key to your happiness and to the evolution of the world. Loveability is a meditation on love. It addresses the most important thing you will ever learn. All the happiness, health and abundance you experience in life comes from your ability to love and be loved. This ability is innate, not acquired. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique programme on love called Loveability, which he teaches worldwide. Using this three-day public programme, he has helped thousands of people to transform their experience of love. 'Love is the real work of your life,' says Robert. 'As you release the blocks to love you flourish even more in your relationships, work, and life.' In Loveability, Robert weaves a beautiful mix of timeless principles and helpful practices about the nature of true love. With great intimacy and warmth, he shares stories, conversations, meditations and poetry that have inspired him in his personal inquiry on love. Key themes include: . Your destiny is not just to find love; it is to be the most loving person you can be. . Self-love is how you are meant to feel about yourself. It is the key to loving others. . When you think something is missing in a relationship, it is probably you. . Forgiveness helps you to see that love has never hurt you; it is only your misperceptions of love that hurt. . The greatest influence you can have in any situation is to be the presence of love.

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Construction for Landscape Architecture

Author: Robert Holden, Jamie Liversedge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Construction for Landscape Architecture covers all aspects of landscape construction, giving a good understanding of building materials and assembly. It is heavily illustrated with specially commissioned, detailed construction drawings and has a strong emphasis on sustainability and good practice. At the end of the book there is an extensive glossary and an appendix of technical information.

Shift Happens! How to Live an Inspired Life... Starting from Now!

Shift Happens! How to Live an Inspired Life... Starting from Now!

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2010

Shift Happens! is about more - more happiness, more success, more love, more peace, more prosperity and more joy. Packed full of wisdom, Shift Happens!, tackles the fundamental everyday concerns that can undermine true joy and fulfilment. Written in a short essay style, Dr Robert Holden offers you a powerful mix of inspiring principles and proven methods that help to unblock yourself, release fears, drop the struggle, transform relationships and embrace a new level of creativity and joy. Dr Robert Holden draws on his inspirational practice teaching the psychology of success and happiness and reveals real life stories of people radically changing their lives for the better. With an easy wit and clear style, Dr Holden offers reflections from the full spectrum of human experience to help you manifest change in every aspect of your life. Discover: - How to choose happiness and allow yourself to relax - The route to forgiveness and releasing yourself from past traumas - Harness stress to take you to new heights of success - How to develop trust and let go of your fear Kickstart change in your life today!

Success Intelligence Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's leading Coaching Programme on Authentic Success

Success Intelligence Essential Lessons and Practices from the World's leading Coaching Programme on Authentic Success

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2010

Are You Living a Successful Life? Do you have a vision? Do you enjoy your work? Are your relationships thriving? Success Intelligence examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy and hyped-up world. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique program - called Success Intelligence - used worldwide by artists and writers, entrepreneurs and leaders; and also global companies and brands such as Dove, the Body Shop, the BBC and Virgin. This landmark book is an invaluable guide to genuine success and happiness. KEY THEMES INCLUDE: Authentic Success: Create a vision in your life, work and relationships that doesn't get lost in a sick hurry. The Real More: Identify what the REAL YOU really wants and discover the real purpose of your life. Your Success Contract: Free your mind, liberate your talent and attract more effortless success. Unblock Yourself: Conduct a Busyness Audit, give up Destination Addiction, release dysfunctional independence and overcome your fear of success. Follow Your Joy: Learn why happiness is the key to greater inspiration, creativity and meaningful success.

Be Happy

Be Happy

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Scientifically tested and proven, Robert Holden's training to improve wellbeing and mental health is finally available in this workbook of 50 principles and exercises to radically change a negative thought pattern to a positive mindset. Encapsulating Dr. Holden's world famous techniques, this book shows you how to stop chasing happiness and start enjoying your life as it happens, create a happiness contract to undo mental and emotional blocks to happiness and success, learn to forgive old mistakes, accept the past cannot be changed and focus on being happy now, and use the power of happiness to bless your life and benefit others.

Success Intelligence

Success Intelligence

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2005

What is success? We're so busy chasing it that we've lost sight of what it actually means to us. With today's ever-accelerating pace, the expectation of delivering more, faster, has become the norm and we've begun to equate success with busyness. But does busyness really make us successful? More importantly, does it make us happy? Top corporate speaker and founder of the Happiness Project, Robert Holden, explains that while our permanent busyness may look like success, it doesn't deliver results. It blocks our vision and we lose sight of what is important in work, relationships and life. Robert shows us how to side-step the fast lane and take a broader perspective. By giving ourselves space to find out the reasons for our busyness, we can stop and consider what it is we really want in life - and make it happen. Written in thematic chapters that move us effectively towards our new life direction, this highly motivational book is full of entertaining stories, wise principles, practical exercises and winning formulas to get us the success and happiness we want, without the struggle and stress that holds us back.

Happiness Now! Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good Fast!

Happiness Now! Timeless Wisdom for Feeling Good Fast!

Author: Robert Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1999

How often do you find yourself using the phrase: 'This is all too good to be true' or 'All good things come to an end'? It is all too common a belief that in order to be happy you must earn, deserve, work and pay for it. Happiness is for tomorrow. Today is for well-behaved hardship, martyrdom and quiet desperation. With a combination of stories, exercises, meditations, poetry and prayer, Robert focuses on keys to emotional healing, true self-acceptance, relationships, inner confidence, and pure peace of mind. Challenging, helpful, visionary and practical, Happiness Now! shows how we can begin to enjoy the happiness we truly deserve.

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