Monday, September 26, 2022

Rafayel Serents - Author Interview


Rafayel Serents

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Twenty-Five Silver Rules for Mental Health


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.


I was born in Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia. I still live in Yerevan and I am engaged in a creative life. I graduated from two higher educational institutions, one of which is psychological, with the qualification of a medical psychologist. I also write fiction, I have many books and articles; I have been doing psychology for about 30 years, and I have had many scientific articles.


What inspired you to author this book?


The inner freedom of a person was a source of inspiration for me, so that I could show the way to the reader in an accessible language and that there would be no fears, depressions, stresses, and failures in that way. The idea of this book has haunted me for many years. I read many scientific books, and professional books, but along with them, I wanted a book that would be accessible to the average reader. This book also has professional approaches that are presented for a simple, accessible reader.



Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?


The cover of the book kind of tells us what information is important to us and what is not. As if a person makes a free choice and believes in his success. All this was a source of inspiration for me.


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?


The writers Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Botler, and psychologists Jung, Adler, and Maslow had a great influence on me.


What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?


Continuous training was for me filled with difficulties and obstacles because I wanted to present the best book to the reader.


Tell your readers about your book.


The book mainly helps to find harmony in the inner and outer world. In addition to psychology, there are also philosophical aspects. How to look at the world, what is stress, how to get rid of anxiety, depression, etc. The book is new in its structure. There are many secrets in it. Do you want to see those secrets and be healthy and successful? A miracle happens when you yourself are ready to evaluate what you read.


Who is your target audience, and why?


My target audience is a mentally lonely person, with this book I am always with him, a lonely person has lost the desire to talk to himself.


If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?


I would say that you need one word to change your life, if you are sad, just read it, read it several times, I am sure you will find your smile.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?


My greatest success is that I was able to serve people, serve unconditionally and I am happy.


What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?


I differ from the writers of my genre in the ability to give freedom to the reader so that the reader can make a free choice in his ideas about life and move forward. Movement is already life.


How do you overcome writer’s block?


I overcome the writer's crisis with an internal conversation with the reader. My reader wants to hear and read the sincere, kind, and useful. That's how I live and of course, write.


What one piece of advice do you have for new authors?


I would ask the new authors to first of all be honest with themselves. And remember that you can't compose lines at every moment. You need patience and humanity.


What is next for you in your writing career?


The next book will be about anxieties and fears, how to understand them, how to deal with them and how to get rid of them, but I will keep silent about what will be in the book for now.


Tell your readers anything else you want to share.

I have a lot to say to my readers, I also say it through my books, to be brief and sincere: my reader's pain is my pain, joy is my joy, and I love my reader.