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Authentic Happiness

By Martin E. P. Seligman
  • ISBN Code: : 0743247884
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
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A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness. According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven’t yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.

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The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the philosophical, conceptual and managerial issues in the field of health tourism with contributions from more than 30 expert academics and practitioners from around the world. Terms that are used frequently when defining health tourism, such as wellbeing, wellness, holistic, medical and spiritual, are analysed and explored, as is the role that health and health tourism play in quality-of-life enhancement, wellbeing, life satisfaction and happiness. An overview is provided of health tourism facilities such as thermal waters, spas, retreats and wellness hotels and the various challenges inherent in managing these profitably and sustainably. Typologies are given not only of subsectors of health tourism and related activities but also of destinations, such as natural landscapes, historic townscapes or individual resources or attractions around which whole infrastructures have been developed. Attention is paid to some of the lifestyle changes that are taking place in societies which influence consumer behaviour, motivations and demand for health tourism, including government policies, regulations and ethical considerations. This significant volume offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text is international in focus, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study and will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in health tourism.

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
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  • Total of Pages : 200
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Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive - is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process. - Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy - Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective - Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises - Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
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  • Total of Pages : 294
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  • Pdf File: savoring.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is about savoring life—the capacity to attend to the joys, pleasures, and other positive feelings that we experience in our lives. The authors enhance our understanding of what savoring is and the conditions under which it occurs. Savoring provides a new theoretical model for conceptualizing and understanding the psychology of enjoyment and the processes through which people manage positive emotions. The authors review their quantitative research on savoring, as well as the research of others, and provide measurement instruments with scoring instructions for assessing and studying savoring. Authors Bryant and Veroff outline the necessary preconditions that must exist for savoring to occur and distinguish savoring from related concepts such as coping, pleasure, positive affect, emotional intelligence, flow, and meditation. The book’s lifespan perspective includes a conceptual analysis of the role of time in savoring. Savoring is also considered in relation to human concerns, such as love, friendship, physical and mental health, creativity, and spirituality. Strategies and hands-on exercises that people can use to enhance savoring in their lives are provided, along with a review of factors that enhance savoring. Savoring is intended for researchers, students, and practitioners interested in positive psychology from the fields of social, clinical, health, and personality psychology and related disciplines. The book may serve as a supplemental text in courses on positive psychology, emotion and motivation, and other related topics. The chapters on enhancing savoring will be especially attractive to clinicians and counselors interested in intervention strategies for positive psychological adjustment.

The Little Pocket Book of Happiness

By Lois Blyth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ryland Peters & Small
  • Book Code : 1782495231
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 872
  • Pdf File: the-little-pocket-book-of-happiness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment and choose to live in a happier way. Happiness is like the answer to a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. A feeling of happiness has the power to light up our whole being. Scientists will tell us that happiness has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Like the air we breathe, we are not conscious that we need it, until it disappears. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive. The Little Pocket Book of Happiness offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world; simple things you can do to reconsider your life – consciously – so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It includes strategies to warm the heart and open the mind to the extraordinary power of happiness. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone’s grasp.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Psychology of Happiness

By Arlene Uhl
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101217146
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-the-psychology-of-happiness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is something to smile about! Ten years ago, the new discipline of Positive Psychology-the study of what makes people happy-was founded and quickly gained universal appeal. Now psychology professor and psychotherapist Arlene Matthews Uhl gathers all the current research in the study of happiness and helps readers apply it to their everyday lives. * Expert author, teacher, and psychotherapist * Clear introduction to a hot new area of psychology * For both general readers and students * Explores the science of happiness, helping readers pinpoint the root source of joy * Jargon-free, engaging, and fun to read

When Soul Is Life

By Kylie Riordan
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504311574
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: when-soul-is-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you searching for the kind of authentic happiness that makes your heart beam with joy? Have you felt a gentle nudge recently to listen to the call of your soul? Do you want to gain the sort of wisdom and insight that will help you have more clarity in life? Then this book is for you. Kylie Riordan, author of When Soul Is Life, lovingly presents life-transforming soul wisdom that inspires you to live a life of authentic happiness in the here and now by using practical real-life virtues such as kindness and love. Are you brave enough to listen to the call of your soul? Are you ready to enter into a sacred contract with love? Once you open this book and embrace the wisdom of your soul, there is no turning back. If you are courageous enough to take the first step, you can be sure that the final destination will be love. When do you know you have obtained authentic happiness? When soul is life!

Succeed

By Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101475153
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 932
  • Pdf File: succeed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read Heidi Grant Halvorson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, learn how to reach your goals-finally-by overcoming the many hurdles that have defeated you before. Most of us have no idea why we fail to reach our goals. Now Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a rising star in the field of social psychology shows us how to overcome the hurdles that have defeated us before. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers insights-many surprising-that readers can use immediately, including how to: • Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail The strategies outlined in this book will not only help everyone reach their own goals but will also prove invaluable to parents, teachers, coaches, and employers. Dr. Grant Halvorson shows readers a new approach to problem solving that will change the way they approach their entire lives. Watch a Video

Transforming the Struggles of Tamars

By Lina Androviene
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1625641087
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 934
  • Pdf File: transforming-the-struggles-of-tamars.pdf

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This book explores the unprecedented challenge of involuntary singleness for women, and the implications of disregarding this challenge for the Christian (and particularly, baptistic) communities of faith. It argues that these communities not only fail involuntarily single women, but also in so doing, suffer a serious detriment to their own communal health and Christian witness. Taking the challenge of involuntary singleness as a test case, this book explores the method of convictional theology and argues for a holistic framework that can draw together the personal, communal, and visionary spheres of human existence. Although primarily a work of theological ethics, it also draws from a number of different disciplines, including cultural studies and sociology as well as intersections of science and theology.

Learned Optimism

By Martin E.P. Seligman
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307803341
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: learned-optimism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

National Bestseller The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life. "Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

The Human Paradox

By Ralph Heintzman
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1487541538
  • Total of Pages : 836
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 986
  • Pdf File: the-human-paradox.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is a human being? What does it mean to be human? How can you lead your life in ways that best fulfil your own nature? In The Human Paradox, Ralph Heintzman explores these vital questions and offers an exciting new vision of the nature of the human. The Human Paradox aims to counter or correct several contemporary assumptions about the nature of the human, especially the tendency of Western culture, since the seventeenth century, to identify the human with rationality and the rational mind. Using the lens of the virtues, The Human Paradox shows how rediscovering the nature of the human can help not just to understand one’s own paradoxical nature but to act in ways that are more consistent with its full reality. Offering accessible insight from both traditional and contemporary thought, The Human Paradox shows how a fuller, richer vision of the human can help address urgent contemporary problems, including the challenges of cultural and religious diversity, human migration and human rights, the role of the market, artificial intelligence, the future of democracy, and global climate change. This fresh perspective on the Western past will guide readers into what it means to be human and open new possibilities for the future.

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

By Shane J. Lopez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444357921
  • Total of Pages : 1160
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-positive-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice. 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers

Happiness from the Inside Out

By Robert Mack
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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Book Code : 1577318552
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: happiness-from-the-inside-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover 8 Ways to Be Happier, Starting Right Now Many think that happiness, like success, comes from getting what they want. But new evidence from positive psychology suggests that happiness is something else, or at least something more. Presenting surprisingly practical wisdom in a playful and entertaining format, Rob Mack delivers a simple-to-follow instruction manual, based in both science and personal experience, for living a happier, healthier, and wealthier life, starting today. Mack describes eight tried-and-true principles for realizing unconditional happiness and achieving the unparalleled success that comes with it. With a little effort, anyone — regardless of current circumstances — can discover new levels of joy and contentment on the inside and live a wonderfully prosperous and abundant life on the outside.