Joe Guse

Biography

Joe Guse is a former comedian from the Pacific Northwest, who performed around Chicago for several years before deciding to go into psychology as a career. Joe made this seemingly odd transition after working as an entertainer in nursing homes, where he found that there was a very strong relationship between laughter, resilience and healing. This relationship between laughter and mental health has been the crux of Joes work as a psychotherapist, and he has since written 11 books on various topics detailing his experiences integrating laughter into his work. Joe works in private practice in Chicago, and also does seminars around the country helping people explore the relationship between humor and mental health in their own lives. Joe holds 2 Master’s degrees in Human Development and Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois.

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Books

Stories of Hope & Courage: Alzheimer's Disease
You set the price! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The following stories are based on the author's experiences working with Alzheimer's patients and reflect the resilience he saw on a daily basis. Joe Guse is a former comedian from Chicago who now works with and cares for the elderly while pursuing a career in clinical psychology.
The Dog That Ruined My Life: And Other Stories From The Road
You set the price! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A semi-autobiographical book from author Joe Guse about his wide variety of experiences growing up and traveling around the country.
A Life Lived Twice: Elderly Reflections Using Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Joseph Campbell described people's movement through life in terms of a Heroic Journey. In this book the author explores this concept in the lives of four extraordinary seniors who all lived lives full of passion, loss, heartbreak, love, and ultimately redemption.
The Empath
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A novel about an empath. An empath is described as "A person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person. Highly developed empathy is a psychic ability to sense the emotion of others.It can be challenging for empaths to function healthily in society as they are often unaware that they have this sensitivity and are apt to be alone."
The Tragic Clowns: An Analysis of the Short Lives of John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, and Chris Farley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book provides a psychological profile of John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, and Chris Farley, and attempts to examine the pathos that exists in the inner worlds of comedians.
The Substitute People
You set the price! Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This book is for anyone that has ever felt second best, for the bridesmaids, the backup choices, the substitute people.
Gorgeous Synchronicity: A book about the interconnectedness of human lives
You set the price! Words: 20,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A personal journey to understand the interconnectedness of human beings from a former comedian, psychotherapist, and writer.
Gorgeous Synchronicity: A book about the interconnectedness of human lives
You set the price! Words: 20,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories:
A personal journey to understand the interconnectedness of human beings from a former comedian, psychotherapist, and writer.
Barack, Lance, Oprah, & Rudy- Exploring Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey in Contemporary American Society
You set the price! Words: 15,820. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Joseph Campbell provided a series of steps that each person undergoes on their own unique Hero's journey. Although these steps are based on mythological stories from the beginning of time, they are all still highly relevant to our current world, and this book explores this idea in the lives of Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong, & Rudy Giuliani.
Laughing Your Way To Happiness, Joy, & Health
You set the price! Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories:
This book explores the healing power of laughter, and considers existing research in the field as well as the author's personal experiences working with children, the elderly, and headache patients. The book explores the use of humor in psychology from the viewpoint of people as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Patch Adams, as well as from fields such as neuropsychology.
Laughing Your Way To Happiness, Joy, & Health
You set the price! Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories:
This book explores the healing power of laughter, and considers existing research in the field as well as the author's personal experiences working with children, the elderly, and headache patients. The book explores the use of humor in psychology from the viewpoint of people as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Patch Adams, as well as from fields such as neuropsychology.

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