Hands-on practitioner tips throughout the book provide valuable hints on how to take a truly strengths-based approach. The definitive, education, practical handbook on positive psychology and character strengths for practitioners working in coaching, psychology, and business – start using strengths today! This book is the epitome of positive psychology: it takes the “backbone” of positive psychology – character strengths – and builds a substantive bridge between the science and practice.
No matter what kind of practitioner you are, this one-of-a-kind field-guide is a goldmine in science-based applications. Working with client’s and our own character strengths boosts well-being, and creates strong, classrooms, fosters resilience, improves relationships, supportive cultures in our practices, and organizations.
Character Strengths Interventions #ad - 70 evidence-based step-by-step activity handouts can be given to clients to help them develop character strengths awareness and use, develop positive relationships, set and meet goals, increase resilience, and find meaning and engagement in their daily lives. Experienced practitioners will deepen their knowledge about advanced topics such as strengths overuse and collisions, hot button issues, and integrating strengths with savoring, flow, morality, and mindfulness.
New practitioners will learn about the core concepts of character and signature strengths and how to fine-tune their approach and troubleshoot.
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P. Seligman and Christopher Peterson. An additional chapter discusses the adaption of MBSP to different settings and populations e. G. Business, education, individuals, couples. It is not only those who are new to mindfulness or to character strengths who will appreciate the detailed primers on these topics in the first section of the book.
The third section then leads readers step-by-step through each of the 8 MBSP sessions, including details of session structure and content, suggested homework, 30 practical handouts provided as printable PDF files available to download, as well as inspiring quotes and stories and useful practitioner tips.
Mindfulness and Character Strengths #ad - The mindfulness and character strengths meditations that accompany the book as MP3 files available to download support growth and development. This highly accessible book, coaches, and consultants, while primarily conceived for psychologists, educators, is suitable for anyone who is interested in living a flourishing life.
Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness? curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice? Or how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities? Look no further – the answers are in this book!At the core of this hands-on resource for psychologists and other practitioners, coaches, and consultants, including educators, is Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice MBSP, the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengths laid out in the VIA Institute's classification developed by Drs.
The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief: A Character Strengths Approach to Finding Calm in the Chaos of Daily Life A New Harbinger Self-Help WorkbookNew Harbinger Publications #ad - The skills and practices offered in this workbook can be learned by anyone, because the capacity for these strengths exist in everyone—including you! Find calm in the midst of everyday chaos. If you’re one of millions who are feeling overworked, overstressed, and overloaded and chances are, you are! this much-needed workbook offers a refreshing new approach to help you find peace of mind and start living the life you truly want to live.
In this evidence-based guide, a psychologist offers an innovative strengths-based stress reduction plan grounded in positive psychology. This strengths-based workbook offers a unique step-by-step approach grounded in positive psychology to help you reduce chronic stress in a busy, frazzled world. Chronic stress is a serious problem for many people, such as heart disease, and can lead to a host of health and mental health problems, anxiety, and depression.
The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief: A Character Strengths Approach to Finding Calm in the Chaos of Daily Life A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook #ad - You’ll find tips and strategies for identifying your key character strengths—such as perseverance, social intelligence, bravery, and more—and discover how these strengths can help you cultivate greater happiness, better relationships with others, self-control, and improve your overall health. Character strengths are a unique catalyst for both happiness and stress management.
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and ClassificationOxford University Press #ad - This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, correlates, and development across the life span, causes, consequences, explanation, measurement, with special attention to its meaning, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation.
They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, gratitude, humor, kindness, hope, persistence, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character strengths and virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, temperance, justice, humanity, courage, and transcendence.
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification #ad - Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, and who might be the most effective teacher? what roles are played by family, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, the media, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, schools, can it be taught, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits.
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Don’t just read it…use it!” ~ donna mayerson, digs wide and deep into the character strengths work, phd, advisor for Applied Practice at the global non-profit VIA Institute on Character “Ready for transformation? Give yourself the gift of a 30-day strengths practice in Jane Anderson’s book…Jane is a gentle and thorough guide who unlike most practitioners and scholars in positive psychology, uncovering all the nooks and crannies of character strengths practices.
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Thomas edison, whose inventions changed peoples’ lives for the better, said: “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.30 days of character strengths is a guided practice to help you shift into new possibilities in your work, relationships, health, and virtually every dimension of your life.
Character strengths are human traits that cultivate goodness and excellence. It presents important breakthrough discoveries in positive psychology at a much needed time, and in a well articulated, practical manner.
Positive Psychotherapy: Clinician ManualOxford University Press #ad - This clinician's manual begins with an overview of the theoretical framework for positive psychotherapy, processes, exploring character strengths and positive psychology practices, and mechanisms of change. The second half of the book contains 15 positive psychotherapy sessions, guidelines, skills, each complete with core concepts, and worksheets for practicing skills learned in session.
For over a century the focus of psychotherapy has been on what ails us, correcting faulty thinking, with the therapeutic process resting upon the assumption that unearthing past traumas, and restoring dysfunctional relationships is curative. Each session also includes at least one vignette as well as discussion of cross-cultural implications.
Mental health professionals of all orientations will find in Positive Psychotherapy a refreshing alternative to symptom-based approaches that will endow clients with a sense of purpose and meaning that many have found lacking in more traditional therapies. And indeed, they are - but in the rush to identify and reduce symptoms of mental disorder, something important has been overlooked: the positives.
Positive Psychotherapy: Clinician Manual #ad - Should enhancing well-being, be explicit goals of therapy?positive Psychotherapy provides therapists with a session-by-session therapeutic approach based on the principles of positive psychology, and building upon character strengths and virtues, communities, a burgeoning area of study examining the conditions and processes that enable individuals, and institutions to flourish.
The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's HurdlesHarmony #ad - Readers will first complete the Resilience Questionnaire to determine their own innate levels of resilience. Everyone needs resilience, and now two expert psychologists share seven proven techniques for enhancing our capacity to weather even the cruelest setbacks. Then, the system at the heart of the resilience factor will teach them to:• cast off harsh self-criticisms and negative self-images• Navigate through the fallout of any kind of crisis• Cope with grief and anxiety• Overcome obstacles in relationships, or on the job • Achieve greater physical health• Bolster optimism, parenting, take chances, and embrace life In light of the unprecedented challenges we've recently faced, there’s never been a greater need to boost our resilience.
More than anything else, to bolstering a marriage, it's what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to carrying on after a national crisis. Just as hundreds of thousands of people were transformed by "flexible optimism, " readers of this book will flourish, thanks to their enhanced ability to overcome obstacles of any kind.
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The science in the resilience Factor takes an extraordinary leap from the research introduced in the bestselling Learned Optimism a decade ago. Without resorting to feel-good pap or quick-fix clichés, The Resilience Factor is self-help at its best, destined to become a classic in the genre.
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The ‘digital revolution’ is no longer a revolution. It will appeal to executive and leadership coaches at all levels, including those in training. So how can anyone stand out? how can anyone gain a competitive advantage? How can anyone master more influence? How can anyone lead?The answer lies in coaching: a discipline that enhances performance by generating meaning through the art of relating.
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The book examines methodology, presence and fundamental skills and includes a new, innovative model of leadership. Antonas also uses jungian concepts to address the coach’s internal disposition, supporting their evolution and transformation.
The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to OptimismPublicAffairs #ad - Seligman first encountered psychology in the 1960s, the field was devoted to eliminating misery: it was the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age. In the hope circuit, seligman makes a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, gratitude, and wisdom for our mental health.
One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone. When Martin E. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched. P. Today, thanks in large part to seligman's positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused not on what cripples life, but on what makes life worth living--with profound consequences for our mental health.
The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism #ad - In this wise and eloquent memoir, spanning the most transformative years in the history of modern psychology, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism--including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. He tells the human stories behind some of his major findings, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes with shocking accuracy based on the language used in campaign speeches, like CAVE, the launch of the US Army's huge resilience program, the international spread of Positive Education, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness--which he now reveals was incorrect.