Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin Seligman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884132
Size: 79.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2023
Download
'A practical map for a flourishing life' (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence) In this groundbreaking, heart-lifting and deeply useful book, Martin Seligman, internationally esteemed psychologist and the father of Positive Psychology, shows us that happiness can be learned and cultivated. Using many years of in-depth psychological research he lays out the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche and teaches you how to identify the ones you possess. By calling upon your signature strengths, you will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and negative emotion, but also improve the world around you - at work, in love and in raising children - achieving new and sustainable contentment, joy and meaning.

How To Live A Happy Life 101 Ways To Be Happier

Author: Michele Moore
Publisher: Happiness Habit Press
ISBN: 0967873886
Size: 66.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1996
Download
How To Live A Happy Life - 101 Ways To Be Happier. Words of Wisdom from the Happiness Habit study and research program and as shared on Happy Life TV. The book describes lots of new, powerful ways to bring more happiness into your life and attain greater spiritual success. Secrets of living a happy or happier life include Be Guided By Goodness, Fuel Your Life With Fun, Touch Each Person You Meet With A Positive Spirit. The book describes barriers to happiness and cautions readers to Avoid The Fault Finding Feel Goods and to Avoid All Unnecessary, Non-Productive Negativity. How habits work, how to change them and physical well-being are also discussed. Life style suggestions include Discipline Driven By Desire, Profit From Your Mistakes, Radiate Relaxed Energized Well-Being and Practice Being Your Best Self All of the Time. How To Live A Happy Life - 101 Ways To Be Happy is a fun, fast read, a powerful book that shares lots of new insights and wisdom that has not been available before. It will bring your greater happiness from the moment you begin reading it!

Reaching Your Potential

Author: Robert K. Throop
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401820169
Size: 18.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2448
Download
The latest edition of this compact, concise text helps learners of all ages and backgrounds make the challenging transition to post-secondary education by taking control of their lives and improving their self-belief and self-esteem. A blend of concepts and applications helps readers to discover and develop their emotional, intellectual, physical and social potential. The text involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills. Profiles of people who have overcome challenges and succeeded in life motivate learners. Many new, realistic color photos and illustrations reinforce concepts.

Positive Approaches To Change

Author: Mark McKergow
Publisher: Solutions Books
ISBN: 9780954974909
Size: 21.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 3825
Download
The first Solutions Focus field book. This collection of articles from the AMED journal "Organisations & People" describes international experience of applying the positive power of Solutions Focus and Appreciative Inquiry to Coaching, Team Remotivation, Supervision, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Feedback, Organisation Development, Staff Appraisal, Competence Management, and Community Development. Contributors include Louis Cauffman, Sheila McNamee, Paul Z Jackson, Peter Szabo, Gunter Lueger, Harry Norman and others from the UK, across Europe and the USA. This collection gives you new applications and ideas about staying pragmatically positive and incisively simple in many organisational contexts. Includes a new and expanded introduction by Mark McKergow comparing positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Solutions Focus.

The Positive Psychology Of Personal Transformation

Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441977441
Size: 14.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6644
Download
Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Wellbeing A Complete Reference Guide Interventions And Policies To Enhance Wellbeing

Author: Felicia A. Huppert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118716167
Size: 45.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1411
Download
Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a widerange of life domains, Interventions and Policies to EnhanceWellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies topromote wellbeing and mental health. Discusses the results of the latest research in the science ofwellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity,productivity, relationships, and health Covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, aswell as those for organizations, communities, and entirepopulations Looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on theintegration of new technology and the role of the media Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete ReferenceGuide, which brings together leading research from across thesocial sciences

100 Years Of Happiness Insights And Findings From The Experts

Author: Nathan S. Carlin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803633
Size: 31.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1421
Download
This book sums up 100 of years of research into the study of happiness—from 19th century scientific insights on the subject to the pop psychology perspectives of modern-day America. • Concise summaries of classic debates on the meaning of happiness • An examination of cultural and individual belief systems regarding happiness

What Doesn T Kill Us

Author: Stephen Joseph
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748119116
Size: 60.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 419
Download
Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found. For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths. In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.

Failure To Flourish

Author: Clare Huntington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190212209
Size: 14.56 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3164
Download
Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the legal system makes it harder for parents to provide children with these kinds of relationships, exacerbating the growing inequality in America. Failure to Flourish contends that we must re-orient the legal system to help families avoid crises and, when conflicts arise, intervene in a manner that heals relationships. To understand how wrong our family law system has gone and what we need to repair it, Failure to Flourish takes us from ancient Greece to cutting-edge psychological research, and from the chaotic corridors of local family courts to a quiet revolution under way in how services are provided to families in need. Incorporating the latest insights of positive psychology and social science research, the book sets forth a new, more emotionally intelligent vision for a legal system that not only resolves conflict but actively encourages the healthy relationships that are at the core of a stable society.

Bright Sided

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429942533
Size: 70.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2732
Download
A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism Americans are a "positive" people—cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude. Evangelical mega-churches preach the good news that you only have to want something to get it, because God wants to "prosper" you. The medical profession prescribes positive thinking for its presumed health benefits. Academia has made room for new departments of "positive psychology" and the "science of happiness." Nowhere, though, has bright-siding taken firmer root than within the business community, where, as Ehrenreich shows, the refusal even to consider negative outcomes—like mortgage defaults—contributed directly to the current economic crisis. With the mythbusting powers for which she is acclaimed, Ehrenreich exposes the downside of America's penchant for positive thinking: On a personal level, it leads to self-blame and a morbid preoccupation with stamping out "negative" thoughts. On a national level, it's brought us an era of irrational optimism resulting in disaster. This is Ehrenreich at her provocative best—poking holes in conventional wisdom and faux science, and ending with a call for existential clarity and courage.