This practical guide reports the latest positive psychology research findings and offers specific, detailed explanations of coaching interventions from a positive psychology perspective. Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate, illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching. Filled with reflective exercises, this book enables positive psychologists and coaches to enhance their own development and, ultimately, to grow their practices.
1 Education to Empowerment: An Introduction to Applying Positive Psychology Coaching.
2 Using Your Best to Make You Better.
3 Harnessing Positivity.
4 Making Molehills out of Mountains: Coaching Goals and Hope for the Future.
5 Positive Diagnosis.
6 Positive Assessment.
7 Gray Hairs and Gravestones: Positive Psychology Coaching Across the Lifespan.
8 The Practice of Positive Psychology Coaching.
ROBERT BISWAS-DIENER, MS, holds a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University and, in 2005, founded Meridian Life Coaching, LLC, to provide life coaching services to a wide range of academics and professionals. He is known as the "Indiana Jones of positive psychology," with his studies taking him to such far-flung destinations as Greenland, Spain, Kenya, Israel, and India, where he has worked with remote groups of people traditionally overlooked by researchers. He is the coauthor, with Ben Dean, of Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients (published by Wiley) and, with his father, Ed Diener, of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, (published by Wiley-Blackwell).
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