Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence inPsychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division ofthe Association of American Publishers
Robert Biswas-Diener, Program Director at the Center forApplied Positive Psychology (UK) and part-time lecturer at PortlandState University, lives in Milwaukie, Oregon. He is known as the“Indiana Jones of positive psychology” for his researchon subjective well-being in remote cultures around the world.
Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher,psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positivepsychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presentsa wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put touse right away in your coaching practice.
Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate,illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching.Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate clientresources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools uniqueto this book that every professional can use in their practice,including:Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies,motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revisionA decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's HopeTheory in the coaching contextAn easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," whichmeasures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward thefuture, and satisfactionMeasures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personalstrengths, motivation, and creativityGuidance for leading clients through organizational and commonlife transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, universitygraduation, middle age, and retirementFilled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal andprofessional development, Practicing Positive PsychologyCoaching also includes guidance and recommendations formarketing a positive psychology coaching practice.
“The emphasis is not exclusively clinical; it includes applications and implications across a number of environments and draws from a number of perspectives, including neurobiology. This range makes it an excellent choice for anchoring major concepts so students can explore the application of positive psychology to their specific areas of interest.” —Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.
“Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.”
--Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist
“This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today."
--Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness
This groundbreaking book reveals that courage is more aboutmanaging fear than not feeling it, and that courage can belearned. The author explains that most courageous people areunaware of their own bravery, and all of us have some form ofcourage in our lives now, to start with. The book is filled withillustrative examples, studies, and interviews from Greenland toKenya, and defines the types of individuals who demonstrategeneral, personal, and civil courage. The author includes clearguidelines and suggestions for increasing our ability to becourageous.Includes guidelines that show how anyone can ramp-up theircourage quotient and develop the qualities that strengthen personalcourageContains a wealth of examples and anecdotes of real-worldcourage from a variety of culturesA prolific writer, the author has a popular blog PsychologyToday
The author extols the virtues of personal courage and shows howto overcome fear and stand up for what is right.