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The Positive Psychology Of Personal Transformation

Author : James Garbarino
ISBN : 1441977449
Genre : Psychology
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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.

Vulnerable Children

Author : Deborah J. Johnson
ISBN : 9781461467809
Genre : Psychology
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They are laborers, soldiers, refugees, and orphans. In areas of the world torn by poverty, disease, and war, millions of children are invisible victims, deprived of home, family, and basic human rights. Their chances for a stable adult life are extremely slim. The powerful interdisciplinary volume Vulnerable Children brings a global child-rights perspective to the lives of indigenous, refugee, and minority children in and from crisis-prone regions. Focusing on self-determination, education, security, health, and related issues, an international panel of scholars examines the structural and political sources of children's vulnerabilities and their effects on development. The book analyzes intervention programs currently in place and identifies challenges that must be met at both the community and larger policy levels. These chapters also go a long way to explain the often-blurred line between vulnerability and resilience. Included in the coverage: Dilemmas of rights-based approaches to child well-being in an African cultural context. Poverty and minority children’s education in the U.S.: case study of a Sudanese refugee family. The heterogeneity of young children’s experiences in Kenya and Brazil. A world tour of interventions for children of a parent with a psychiatric illness. An exploration of fosterage of Owambo orphans in Namibia. UNICEF in Colombia: defending and nurturing childhood in media, public, and policy discourses. Vulnerable Children is a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians/professionals/practitioners across a range of fields, including child and school psychology, social work, maternal and child health, developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, social policy, and public health.

What To Do When Children Clam Up In Psychotherapy

Author : Cathy A. Malchiodi
ISBN : 9781462530427
Genre : Medical
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Therapists who work with children and adolescents are frequently faced with nonresponsive, reticent, or completely nonverbal clients. This volume brings together expert clinicians who explore why 4- to 16-year-olds may have difficulty talking and provide creative ways to facilitate communication. A variety of play, art, movement, and animal-assisted therapies, as well as trauma-focused therapy with adolescents, are illustrated with vivid clinical material. Contributors give particular attention to the neurobiological effects of trauma, how they manifest in the body when children "clam up," and how to help children self-regulate and feel safe. Most chapters conclude with succinct lists of recommended practices for engaging hard-to-reach children that therapists can immediately try out in their own work.

You The Positive Force In Change Leveraging Insights From Neuroscience And Positive Psychology

Author : Eileen Rogers
ISBN : 9781483418131
Genre : Self-Help
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Praise for You! The Positive Force in Change “This is indeed a path-breaking book! Nick and Eileen have integrated many break-through concepts and research and brought it together in a holistic and powerful manner to propose a roadmap for human excellence.” —Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Vice President, Executive Development, and Chief Learning Officer, General Electric. “A thinking person’s self-help book, YOU! takes you on a continuously stimulating and practical tour of the best current work in the science of human- potential.” —Robert Kegan, Harvard Professor and co-author, Immunity to Change “By drawing on rigorous research, the authors present a delicious menu of techniques that can help YOU! fulfill your potential for both success and happiness.” —Tal Ben-Shahar, Chief Knowledge Officer for Potentialife and bestselling author

Authentic Strengths

Author : Fatima Doman
ISBN : 1681020831
Genre : Psychology
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Can happiness and optimal performance be learned? Positive psychologists say yes! As decades of research and hundreds of studies have now shown, people who express their strengths tend to be happier, engaged, energetic, resilient, less stressed, and higher achievers. Jewelers spot diamonds in the rough. Art dealers identify potential masterpieces. Coaches groom stars and create the conditions for people to flourish and soar. Drawing on the best from the science of positive psychology and from her two decades of experience coaching and training executives around the world, Fatima Doman has created a three step coaching process that can transform a dedicated learner into a star performer. Whether coaching yourself or others, "Authentic Strengths" enables sustainable, transformational change. You will learn the tools designed to explore, empower and engage your strengths all while honoring the strengths in others. No one reaches the top without being led or carried part of the way. "Authentic Strengths" will help carry you to your highest peaks your best self. This book will bring out the best in you and in those you seek to positively influence."


Author : Bob Rosen
ISBN : 9781119508441
Genre : Business & Economics
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Conscious is a deeply human approach to personal change Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Ambushed by speed, complexity, and uncertainty, many of us are unprepared for this acceleration. We act on autopilot as new challenges confront us. We are too reactive to problems and miss out on opportunities. We get hijacked by conflicting values and polarizing relationships. We face uncertainty with fear and mistrust. Stress and burnout are pervasive as many of us do not perform up to our potential. Organizations are not adapting well either. Seventy percent of change efforts fail. Slow execution, unrealized growth, unhealthy cultures, and obsession with short-term results undermine long-term success. Inside communities, there is more tension, diminishing trust in our institutions, and a growing inability to solve our most complex social problems. The primary culprit for these maladies is our lack of awareness. Let’s face it: Our current approach to change is running out of steam. And the cost of unaware people is too high to pay. In this age of acceleration, we need a fresh approach to living and leading. CONSCIOUS is our wake-up call – to be aware, awake, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. Conscious is the new smart. As one of the premier global experts on leadership and transformation, Bob Rosen and Healthy Companies have revealed a profound truth about modern-day change: the most successful people, at all levels of society, follow four powerful practices of being conscious: Go Deep – Discover your inner self Think Big – See a world of possibilities Get Real – Be honest and intentional Step Up – Act boldly and responsibly Conscious is your personal roadmap through transformation – helping you adapt and accelerate into the future. To create sustainable change for yourself and your business. Why not be the one with your head lights on while others are driving in the dark?

Leverage Your Mind

Author : Luc Goulet
ISBN : 9781946928078
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explains why happiness is a choice, and success is a mindset. It offers an easy to use complete toolbox of mindset techniques. You will begin a journey of self-empowerment and enjoy immediate benefits and limitless results. We begin by debunking the myths about our limits. You will get a true update on where science stands today in the knowledge of the mind. The author demonstrates how his “4 Hidden Aces” (visualization, self-hypnosis, meditation and magnetism), and more, can align your conscious, subconscious, heart, and soul. This work presents easy to use methods that anyone can learn and apply. You will be able to combine powerful mind reprogramming methods to reach into your inner strength, and find your full potential. You will learn to build your “Invincible Self-Esteem” in a matter of days. You will also learn peak performance mindset techniques enabling you be your best at all times and have greater focus and be in the zone in any situation. You will learn how to overcome any challenge, and turn all the negative situations into positive outcomes. Leverage Your Mind proposes a unique and simple “3R” approach for success, you will Recognize your true potential, Reset your mindset at will, and Reinvent your future through action, for concrete results. Most importantly, it proposes actionable steps that will mobilize you for positive change, from day one. This book will enable you to truly reach your dreams, guide you towards your life’s purpose and become the best you can be. You will understand that you are an important part of the positive social evolution, and that your contribution matters. REVIEWS FOR LEVERAGE YOUR MIND: "OMG! There are more solid nuggets of self development… I mean specific, easy to implement "how to's" in this book than anything out there. Luc has assembled a uniquely comprehensive treasure trove of wisdom that will help you navigate to a truly evolved life. Could be this generations' Think And Grow Rich!" -David M. Corbin, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker- Business Advisor-Award Winning Inventor and Two time bestselling author "Luc Goulet and his work are something in and of this world but also reach far beyond what we already know to be true of it. Many leaders promise successful methods to change. But, with ease Luc delivers ways to distinguish yourself from the person you used to know yourself to be with the person and business that you are capable of conceiving, becoming and mastering." -Jo Standing, Author of Conquer Trauma Drama, Speaker and Entertainer on PTSD Resilience "Luc Goulet compassionately delves into the very essence of human suffering and joy, offering his recipe for happiness. It’s not the circumstances that we stumble into that transform us. Instead it’s our ability to transcend expectations, serve others and choose to fully embrace the whole package of the realities of who we are and what life has to offer with humility and gratitude --- the good, the bad and the ugly, that creates the change we seek.” -Dr Theresa Nicassio, Registered Psychologist & Integrative Wellness Educator Award-Winning Author & Founder of "This book is a game changer! Word for word, this book is filled with empowering messages to inspire us to live life to the fullest. I was inspired by Luc’s first book The Big Bang Project, but in this book, Luc takes it to the next level and shows us step by step, how to open our hearts, believe with 100% conviction that whatever we want to achieve is waiting for us. "If you need to be inspired, or need an injection of confidence and belief in your next project, this book shines! Luc has an honourable gift with his writing, reaching out via his heart. His words literally lifted from the pages and found their way to me on a soul level. Leverage your mind is a book everyone must read! Read this book today, and see the results of your new life unfold right before your very eyes.” -Jason Stephenson, You Tube meditation superstar with over 60 million views and 500 000 followers. CEO, Relax Me Online Australia Pty Ltd "When Luc Goulet says "Happiness is choice and success is a mindset" he masterfully captures the essence of how to live a more joyful, wholehearted life. His book is all about how to "reset" not only the old, self-defeating patterns of thinking, perceiving and being but also those beliefs and cognitions that do not serve to move us into joyful and abundant living. Here is a jewel of a book, concise, accessible, easy to read and yet profound in terms of powerful insights and tools to create the life we truly wish to lead. I highly recommend this book as it seems to me to be a guiding light in the current darkness of confusion, fear and uncertainty around us." -Robert (Dusty) Staub, best selling author of four books “As a professional tennis coach, I highly recommend Leverage Your Mind to all coaches, teachers, mentors, athletes and students. The peak performance mindset techniques put forth will help you reach your personal level of excellence. This is priceless information for anyone who wants to perform at their best, always!” -François Lefebvre, Top level professional tennis coach

Profit From The Positive Proven Leadership Strategies To Boost Productivity And Transform Your Business With A Foreword By Tom Rath

Author : Margaret Greenberg
ISBN : 9780071817448
Genre : Business & Economics
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“Profit from the Positive is a rare business book that is deeply credible and compels you to act right away. If you put its tools and techniques into practice, you will become a better leader.” Tom Rath, from the Foreword You're constantly challenged to grow your business, increase productivity, and improve quality—all while reducing or keeping budgets flat. So what's a manager to do? You've streamlined processes. You've restructured. You’ve sought customer and employee feedback. You've tried everything. Now, try something that works. Profit from the Positive is a practical, groundbreaking guide for business leaders, managers, executive coaches, and human resource professionals. Whether you lead three employees or 3,000, this book shows you how to increase productivity, collaboration, and profitability using the simple yet powerful tools from the new field of Positive Psychology. Featuring case studies of some of the most forward-thinking and successful companies today—Google, Zappos, and Amazon, to name a few—Profit from the Positive provides over two dozen evidence-based tools you can apply immediately. Learn how to: Set habits, not just goals Recognize the Achoo! effect Stop asking the wrong questions Hire for what's not on the resume Turn strengths into a team sport Preview, don't just review, performance The best part? These strategies don't cost a dime to implement! Trained by Dr. Martin Seligman, who is known as the father of Positive Psychology, Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin translate the scientific research and make it accessible to the business world. PRAISE FOR PROFIT FROM THE POSITIVE: "Put it on your nightstand, bring it on the plane with you—however you do it—read this book. Profit from the Positive gives actionable steps for managers' biggest burning questions. As a twenty-first-century leader, you cannot do without it." —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "Profit from the Positive gives the busy executive ways to improve performance immediately--in some cases by up to 50 percent--without restructuring the organization or bringing in any consultants. Finally, a leadership book that bridges the chasm between what science knows and what business needs!" —Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and New York Times bestselling author of PEAK and Emotional Equations "Profit from the Positive is a thought-provoking and practical guide . . . an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to be an exceptional manager and contributor at work." —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project "Greenberg and Maymin--pioneers in the application of Positive Psychology to organizations--have built an exciting and important bridge between compelling evidence and actionable practice. Profit from the Positive is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to boost organizational productivity and the quality of work life." —Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take "Profit from the Positive is a straightforward business book that offers tools, backed by solid research, which can help any manager and their team." —Tony Hsieh, CEO of, Inc., and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness

Reality Is Broken

Author : Jane McGonigal
ISBN : 1101475498
Genre : Psychology
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A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Broadcasting Happiness

Author : Michelle Gielan
ISBN : 9781941631317
Genre : Business & Economics
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Broadcasting Happiness will "inspire you and change your life." —Parade Magazine We are all broadcasters. As managers, colleagues, parents and friends, we are constantly transmitting information to the people around us, and the messages we choose to broadcast create success or hold us back. What’s your broadcast? New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, including 31 percent higher productivity, 25 percent better performance ratings, 37 percent higher sales, and 23 percent lower levels of stress. In Broadcasting Happiness, Michelle Gielan, former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, shows you how changing your broadcast changes your power by sharing jaw-dropping stories and incredible research. Learn Michelle’s simple research-based communication habits that have been featured in her PBS program Inspire Happiness and Oprah’s 21 Days to Happiness class. Broadcasting Happiness will help you: - Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact-checking challenges - Drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity - Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth - Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power - Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital - Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home by creating contagious optimism - Help the people you care about most move from negative to positive in seconds Broadcasting Happiness showcases how real individuals and organizations have used these techniques to achieve results that include increasing revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars, raising a school district's graduation rate by 45 percent, and shifting family gatherings from toxic to thriving. Changing your broadcast can change your life, your success, and the lives of others around you. Broadcasting Happiness will show you how!

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