Available in English for the first time, Encouragement Makes Good Things Happen is a translation of the bestselling German book Mut Tut Gut. It describes a courageous and encouraging style of living and focuses on the belief that human encouragement is the most important natural ingredient for the healthy development of human beings. Written in an engaging and conversational tone, the book first explores the negative consequences of discouragement on the individual and on society as a whole. It then discusses what encouragement is, why it is important in people's lives, and how a person can encourage both himself and others. Several exercises are also included to help guide readers in the encouragement of others. Mental health practitioners of all disciplines and in any setting will find that both they are their clients will benefit from the insights garnered and tested by the author of this engaging and compelling book.
"I am glad that this wise book has been translated and is now available for an English-speaking audience. It offers a series of accessible lessons about using encouragement in daily life. I hope you let these delightfully wise and simple teachings change your life and the lives of those you touch." – Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, Distinguished Professor, Governors State University
"This book might well be characterized as ‘conversations with a friend.’ Rather than a work about encouragement, the author guides the reader through a process of encouragement. Theo Schoenaker captures the reader’s attention by speaking to the heart from which all ‘feelings of community’ originate." – Thomas J. Sweeney, PhD, LPCC, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University; Executive Director, Chi Sigma Iota
A Society without Hope. Human Beings and Encouragement. Encouragement. Qualities to be Developed. How to Encourage Yourself and Others. Fables. Theo Shoenaker's Concept of Encouraging-Training.