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Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-Help Strategies To Build Strength, Resilience And All-Round Happiness
Akhtar, Miriam | Foreword by Dr. Phil Hammond
Watkins Media / Softcover / 2018-04-01 / 1786781468
Depression & Manic Depression / Positive Psychology - Self Help
price: $16.95
264 pages
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A revised and updated version of the groundbreaking 2012 book that was the first of its kind to explain how following the evidence-based principles of Positive Psychology - often now known as the "science of happiness" - can help readers beat the blues and live a happier, more fulfilled life.

A founding member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) explains key strategies to help you not only overcome depression but also reduce the chances of it occurring or recurring. As you practise the simple yet highly effective exercises, you will find your mood lifts naturally, your confidence, resilience, positivity and strength grow, and your outlook becomes more optimistic. These strategies come not only from the author's professional practice but also her background as someone who has suffered from depression herself.

The book begins by explaining the core principles of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of optimal functioning - what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. It then goes on to focus on how its simple but profound techniques, from learning to savour positive events, expressing gratitude for everyday experiences, practising meditation, and working on cultivating increased optimism in the face of difficulties, can help to prevent the appearance of the dreaded 'black dog' or reduce your symptoms and allow the sun to shine on your life once more.

About the Author:

Miriam Akhtar was one of the first in Europe to graduate from the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of East London, set up by Prof Martin Seligman, co-founder of positive psychology. She is now a leading practitioner of this "science of happiness" and was one of 100 global experts invited to contribute to the World Book of Happiness and its follow-up the World Book of Hope. Miriam works as a trainer, coach and consultant through Positive Psychology Training (www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk). She is a visiting lecturer and serves on the faculty of the Executive MAPP (MSc in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of Lisbon. And she is an inspirational speaker, having presented keynotes at events throughout Europe.

Formerly an award-winning journalist, Miriam is now the author of five books, including her most recent Watkins title What is Post-Traumatic Growth?. Find Miriam on Twitter as @pospsychologist and like her Facebook page - Miriam Akhtar, Positive Psychology Training.

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