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  1. Applied Positive Psychology

    Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society

    Edited by Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jeanne Nakamura

    Series: Applied Psychology Series

    Positive Psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Doing Something Different

    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices

    Edited by Thorana S. Nelson

    Many books on solution-focused brief therapy provide histories, overviews, and uses of the approach. Doing Something Different does not do any of those things. Instead, it provides those interested in the solution-focused approach with a plethora of ideas for practice, training, and simply enjoying...

    Published May 18th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Joy of Work?

    Jobs, Happiness, and You

    By Peter Warr, Guy Clapperton

    Are you happy at work? Or do you just grin and bear it? We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it. The Joy of Work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yoga, 2nd Edition

    Paths to A Mature Happiness

    By Marvin Levine

    This book describes Buddhist-Yogic ideas in relation to those of contemporary Western psychology. The book begins with the Buddhist view of the human psyche and of the human condition. This leads to the question of what psychological changes need to be made to improve that condition. Similarities...

    Published July 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Human Potential

    Exploring Techniques Used to Enhance Human Performance

    By David Vernon

    Throughout time, people have explored the ways in which they can improve some aspect of their performance. Such attempts are more visible today, with many working to gain an ‘edge’ on their performance, whether it is to learn a new language, improve memory or increase golf handicaps. This book...

    Published June 10th 2009 by Routledge

  6. MindBody Medicine

    Foundations and Practical Applications

    By Leo W. Rotan, Veronika Ospina-Kammerer

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    MindBody Medicine encapsulates a variety of interventions designed to change, strengthen, or enhance a patient’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to promote improved health and wellness. There has been a growing trend among professionals in the health care fields to better understand the...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Positive Therapy

    A Meta-Theory for Positive Psychological Practice

    By Stephen Joseph

    Positive psychology emphasises the need to understand the positive side of human experience, as well as understanding and ameliorating psychopathology and distress. Positive Therapy explores the relevance of positive psychology to therapy. Stephen Joseph and P. Alex Linley argue that therapy is not...

    Published July 12th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Theory and Application

    By Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

    To be unforgiving is harmful. The inability to come to terms with one’s anger or strife often can lead to stress disorders, mental health disorders, and relationship problems. Forgiveness is a personal decision. Forgiveness and Reconciliation focuses on individual experiences with forgiveness,...

    Published May 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  9. The Posttraumatic Self

    Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality

    Edited by John P. Wilson

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Filling a gap that exists in most traumatology literature, The Posttraumatic Self provides an optimistic analysis of the aftermath of a traumatic event. This work appreciates the potentially positive effects of trauma and links those effects to the discovery of one's identity, character, and...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Client Who Changed Me

    Stories of Therapist Personal Transformation

    By Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph. D., Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D.

    Although the impact that clients can have on therapists is well-known, most work on the subject consists of dire warnings: mental health professionals are taught early on to be on their guard for burnout, compassion fatigue, and countertransference. However, while these professional hazards are...

    Published August 14th 2005 by Routledge