It is sometimes said that humans are story-telling creatures. We love films and novels, enjoy reminiscing about the good times, report stories of our workday, entertain our children with tales, and occasionally gossip. Stories are how we make sense of the day, of the world and--ultimately-- of ourselves. Positive psychology expert Dr. Margarita Tarragona offers a crash course in how to use your daily stories as a springboard to enjoying more fulfilling relationships and being happier. Using clear language and practical tools, you will learn to be author of your life.
Positive Identities is one title in the Positive Psychology Workbooks series. These workbooks introduce readers to a variety of solid science and useful tools for improving life, relationships, and overall mental health. Each workbook contains practical suggestions and offers readers opportunities to reflect and experiment with real world tools. A noted expert in his or her respective field writes each book in this series.
About the Author:
Margarita Tarragona is a psychologist who specializes in applying positive psychology in the helping professions and education. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and obtained her clinical training at The Family Institute of Northwestern University and the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Margarita has created and taught some of the leading undergraduate and post graduate positive psychology programs in Spanish in the world. She is the president of the Mexican Positive Psychology Society, is on the board of advisors of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), and is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology of the University of Melbourne. Margarita co-founded Grupo Campos Elíseos, a training center for therapists in Mexico City, she is adjunct faculty of the Wholebeing Institute, and teaches in the CIPPLA program (Certificate in Positive Psychology for Latin America). Margarita incorporates scientific findings on wellbeing from positive psychology with dialogical and narrative practices in therapy and coaching. She publishes in professional journals and popular media and is the author of Positive Identities: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices (2012).