Positivity

Author: Barbara Fredrickson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851688803
Size: 66.81 MB
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One of the leading members of the positive psychology movement draws on cutting-edge research and lab-tested tools to explain: • Why positivity is more important than happiness • How it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives • How to tap into your own sources of positivity With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.

You Can Choose To Be Happy

Author: Tom G. Stevens PhD
Publisher: You Can Choose To Be Happy
ISBN: 0965337723
Size: 29.11 MB
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Dr. Stevens' research identifies specific learnable beliefs and skills--not general, inherited traits--that cause people to be happy and successful.

The Happiness Trap

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1921966343
Size: 41.12 MB
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A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.

Happier At Work

Author: Gayle Van Gils
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631522051
Size: 75.57 MB
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The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace—one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!

An Invitation To Health Live It Now Brief Edition

Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445953
Size: 77.90 MB
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Offering the most current coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: LIVE IT NOW! BRIEF EDITION, 9e equips students with the information and tools they need to build a foundation for a future of healthy living. Extremely student friendly, this market-leading personal health text integrates health concepts-body, mind, and spirit-with hands-on applications students can immediately begin putting into action. Your Strategies for Change, Your Strategies for Prevention, and Health Now features enable students to start living what they're learning about health. Health on a Budget demonstrates practical ways students can achieve their goals in low- and no-cost ways, while Consumer Alert helps them apply critical thinking skills in evaluating health care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Invitation To Health

Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285783115
Size: 25.52 MB
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In this new edition of the market-leading personal health text, Dianne Hales invites you to a future of healthy living by providing the information and tools they need to make healthy changes NOW. Delivering the most current and thorough coverage available, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: Live it Now! integrates a comprehensive range of health concepts related to body, mind, and spirit with a wealth of applications for students’ lives, including a new chapter on Consumer Health. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Invitation To Health Brief Edition

Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337100005
Size: 70.57 MB
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Explore AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, The Power of Now, Brief, 10th Edition, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making better health choices today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Raising Happiness

Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345519320
Size: 67.44 MB
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What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting—how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table—as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence. In these 10 key steps, she helps you interact confidently and consistently with your kids to foster the skills, habits, and mindsets that will set the stage for positive emotions now and into their adolescence and beyond. Inside you will discover • the best way avoid raising a brat—changing bad habits into good ones • tips on how to change your kids’ attitude into gratitude • the trap of trying to be perfect—and how to stay clear of its pitfalls • the right way to praise kids—and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough • the spirit of kindness—how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children • strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks—and become more self-motivated in the process Complete with a series of “try this” tips, secrets, and strategies, Raising Happiness is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids—and, in the process, become more joyful yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Awaken

Author: Baz Gale
Publisher: Baz Gale
ISBN: 0994250118
Size: 49.28 MB
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Awaken is a book about mindfulness, and this leads to happiness. Awaken is showing how having mindfulness in your daily life will lead to a more happy and content life. Having mindfulness in your life will not only create a happy mind, but you will experience stress reduction, improved memory, better focus, your emotional reaction to different negative situations will be less, and your relationships will greatly improve. Mindfulness is about thinking less and being aware of everything around you, it is knowing without thinking, it is teaching you to let go of stress and anxiety. This results in a more relaxed and happier individual, because mindfulness teaches you to let go of negative emotions allowing you to live a free and happy life. Awaken will teach you how to use mindfulness in your day to day life. Our life, our feeling, and our emotion are all controlled by the mind, what we are thinking about is what we become, our emotional state is really a reflection of our mental state, our thoughts dictate our moods. We are driven by the mind, by our thoughts and expectations and by our fear. Thinking tends to lead to less happiness, and over thinking means we are not really here, instead we are where our thoughts have taken us. Often we think about things in the past that upset us, other times we worry about what will happen in the future. The problem with thinking about past negative events is we continue to relive this, and the brain over time can actually make what happened far worse that it really was. The past is the past and cannot be changed so instead we should learn from this to prevent future problems rather than allowing what happened in the past to influence the present. Instead of blaming and becoming bitter, we can learn and become better. Awaken is showing you how to release past negative emotions that we often hold onto, and this will improve your happiness and self confidence. Also no one knows the future because it has not happened yet, and Awaken is showing you how to live today, free and happy. To be living in the past, reliving the emotion of what happened in the past, or worried about the future, is only creating unhappiness in the present. Learning how to control the mind by learning to live in the ‘now’, learning to release attachment to things that influence our thinking and learning to ‘let go’, is the path to happiness. Mindfulness is showing you how to live now, in the present, free and happy. You will be happy and content in life and you will indeed feel at peace with yourself and your environment. This book will lead you to True Happiness

Human Adjustment

Author: Janet A. Simons
Publisher: Brown & Benchmark Pub
ISBN:
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[The authors] hope you find this book to be special in its approach to adjustment and well-being. You will discover some underlying philosophies in [their] discussion of adjustment. [They] believe human beings have the capacity to change, to adapt, and to effectively cope with stressful circumstances in their lives. [They] believe that knowledge, understanding, awareness and insight are significant factors in adjustment. [They] believe that adjustment takes effort, work, monitoring and peristence.... Culture, ethnicity and gender are important contexts of adjustment. -Pref.