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Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health Well Being

Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health   Well Being Book
Author : Dr. Geetika Patnaik
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2021-02-14
ISBN : 1638065136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health and Well-being has been prepared conforming to the standard graduation syllabus in Psychology. The subject matter covered is also relevant to Management studies. Besides, it will be of immense help to Civil Service aspirants with Psychology as an optional subject. Chapters on Flow and Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management and Helping Positivity will fascinate and enrich the inquisitive mind of general readers. Moreover, this book can also be used as a self-help book to improve mental health and well-being.

Mental Well Being

Mental Well Being Book
Author : Corey L.M. Keyes
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-11-08
ISBN : 9400751958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a new generation of research in which scholars are investigating mental health and human development as not merely the absence of illness or dysfunction, but also the presence of subjective well-being. Subjective well-being is a fundamental facet of the quality of life. The quality of an individual’s life can be assessed externally and objectively or internally and subjectively. From an objective standpoint, other people measure and judge another’s life according to criteria such as wealth or income, educational attainment, occupational prestige, and health status or longevity. Nations, communities, or individuals who are wealthier, have more education, and live longer are considered to have higher quality of life or personal well-being. The subjective standpoint emerged during the 1950s as an important alternative to the objective approach to measuring individual’s well-being. Subjectively, individuals evaluate their own lives as evaluations made, in theory, after reviewing, summing, and weighing the substance of their lives in social context. Research has clearly shown that measures of subjective well-being, which are conceptualized as indicators of mental health (or ‘mental well-being’), are factorially distinct from but correlated with measures of symptoms of common mental disorders such as depression. Despite countless proclamations that health is not merely the absence of illness, there had been little or no empirical research to verify this assumption. Research now supports the hypothesis that health is not merely the absence of illness, it is also the presence of higher levels of subjective well-being. In turn, there is growing recognition of the personal and social utility of subjective well-being, both higher levels of hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing. Increased subjective well-being has been linked with higher personal and social ‘goods’: higher business profits, more worker productivity, greater employee retention; increased protection against mortality; increased protection against the onset and increase of physical disability with aging; improved cognitive and immune system functioning; and increased levels of social capital such as civic responsibility, generativity, community involvement and volunteering. This edited volume brings together for the first time the growing scientific literature on positive mental health that is now being conducted in many countries other than the USA and provides students and scholars with an invaluable source for teaching and for generating new ideas for furthering this important line of research.

The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity

The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity Book
Author : Chris Mackey
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2019-08-13
ISBN : 1786783053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For all those interested in mental wellness as well as mental-health practitioners, this book makes the strongest case yet made that synchronicity and other forms of intuitive insights promote wellbeing and help us transform mental-health issues into personal growth. "A profound introduction to deep concepts of mind, meaning and the challenges of creating a life well lived for everyone." - Ernest Rossi, PhD, author of The Psychobiology of Gene Expression and Creating Consciousness Synchronicity is meaningful coincidence that connects our inner and outer worlds. This book reveals how it can guide us along our life path, helping us through challenging times and nudging us toward self-fulfilment. Psychologist Chris Mackey writes from personal experience, not only as a practitioner but also as a patient who has suffered serious mental illness. Formerly a rationalist with little time for non-scientific approaches, his own experiences and those of his patients have convinced him that synchronicity has a key role to play in helping us to tap into our intuitive and spiritual selves and guiding us through life. He now passionately believes that we need to embrace transcendent experiences and explore the opportunities for personal development offered by depression and states of mind that are often dismissed as psychosis. This exciting new approach to synchronicity and the treatment of depression and other mental disorders will be of great interest to practitioners and patients alike, as well as to anyone interested in the opportunities offered by altered states of consciousness. The book includes: * Carl Jung's original description of synchronicity * Real-life case studies * Brain science * Practical ways to work with synchronicity including journalling, symbol analysis and dream interpretation.

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective Book
Author : Cindy Miller-Perrin,Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-10-01
ISBN : 9401794367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights religious faith from a positive psychology perspective, examining the relationship between religious faith and optimal psychological functioning. It takes a perspective of religious diversity that incorporates international and cross-cultural work. The empirical literature on the role of faith and cognition, faith and emotion, and faith and behaviour is addressed including how these topics relate to individuals’ mental health, well-being, strength, and resilience. Information on how these faith concepts are relevant to the broader context of relational functioning in families, friendships, and communities is also incorporated. Psychologists have traditionally focused on the treatment of mental illness from a perspective of repairing damaged habits, damaged drives, damaged childhoods, and damaged brains. In recent years, however, many psychological researchers and practitioners have attempted to re-focus the field away from the study of human weakness and damage toward the promotion of a positive psychology of well-being among individuals, families, and communities. One domain within the field of positive psychology is the study of religious faith as a human strength that has the potential to enhance individuals’ optimal existence and well-being.

The Science of Well being

The Science of Well being Book
Author : Felicia A. Huppert,Nick Baylis,Barry Keverne
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0198567529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How much do we know about what makes people thrive and societies flourish? While a vast body of research has been dedicated to understanding problems and disorders, we know remarkably little about the positive aspects of life, the things that make life worth living. This landmark volume heralds the emergence of a new field of science that endeavours to understand how individuals and societies thrive and flourish, and how this new knowledge can be applied to foster happiness, health and fulfillment, and institutions that encourage the development of these qualities. Taking a dynamic, cross-disciplinary approach, it sets out to explore the most promising routes to well-being, derived from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, social science, economics and the effects of our natural environment. Designed for a general readership, this volume is of compelling interest to all those in the social, behavioural and biomedical sciences, the caring professions and policy makers. It provides a stimulating overview for any reader with a serious interest in the latest insights and strategies for enhancing our individual well-being, or the well-being of the communities in which we live and work.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice Book
Author : Stephen Joseph
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-03-09
ISBN : 1118757173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

Increasing Psychological Well being in Clinical and Educational Settings

Increasing Psychological Well being in Clinical and Educational Settings Book
Author : Giovanni Andrea Fava,Chiara Ruini
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-08
ISBN : 9401786690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume deals with strategies aimed at increasing psychological well-being in both clinical and non-clinical settings, with a special focus on the impact of cross-cultural influences on these processes. Consisting of two parts, the book first examines clinical interventions for increasing well-being and positive functioning in adult populations. It looks at cultural differences in the experience of psychological well-being, presents an analysis of the concept of psychological well-being and discusses various interventions, including Well-Being Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Other concepts discussed are post-traumatic growth, wisdom and motivation. The second part of the book deals with psychological interventions in childhood and adolescence and has a strong emphasis on educational settings. It provides an overview of the main evidence-based psychotherapies for affective disorders in youths, and looks at the importance and impact of positive education, resilience, and hope. The book presents models for intervention and discusses several therapies in detail.

Happiness and Enhancement

Happiness and Enhancement Book
Author : Chnanis Kongsuwan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Happiness and Enhancement book written by Chnanis Kongsuwan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Positive Psychological Science

Positive Psychological Science Book
Author : Stewart I. Donaldson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Jeanne Nakamura
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-04-27
ISBN : 0429679440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Positive psychological science has experienced extraordinary growth over the past two decades. Research in this area is revealing new strategies and interventions for improving everyday life, health and well-being, work, education, and societies across the globe. Contributions from luminaries in the field provide excellent reviews of the selected topics, summarizing empirical evidence, describing measurement tools, and offering recommendations for improving many aspects of our lives. Comprehensively updated, this second edition not only incorporates the more recent empirical findings; three new chapters on relationships and love, the importance of purpose, and the stimulation of education practice have been added. Focused on peer-reviewed and theory-driven psychological science, this book uniquely establishes a bridge between the intellectual movement for positive psychology and how it works in the real world. This collection of chapters will inspire the reader to creatively find new opportunities to better the human condition, whether these are in our lives, schools, health care settings, or workplaces. This book will be of interest to all psychologists and social scientists, applied researchers, program designers and evaluators, educators, leaders, students, and anyone interested in applying the science of positive psychology to improve everyday life and/or to promote social betterment and justice locally and globally.

Positive Psychology Therapies 2nd Edition

Positive Psychology Therapies 2nd Edition Book
Author : Antoni Adserà
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Positive psychology is a new approach within the broader field of psychology that focuses on improving human quality of life and well-being, and studying the qualities, behaviors, attitudes and positive emotions of human beings: optimism, creativity, hope, sense of humor, laughter, resilience, courage, positive affect, self-esteem, assertiveness, empathy ... However, positive psychology is also very useful in improving mental health. Positive mental states act as barriers to psychological disorders. This book is about the practical application of positive psychology to enhance health, increase well-being and to tackle the most common psychological disorders today. The first part of the book deals with some fundamentals of positive psychology. It is a set of chapters on the positive qualities of human beings that the author thinks are most useful therapeutically. The second part of the book presents a generic treatment applicable to a wide variety of psychological disorders. Finally, the third part focuses on how to deal with three types of disorders that are common at present: 1) depression, 2) schizoid disorder and schizophrenia, and 3) drug addiction. In summary, although addressing positive psychology and psychopathology together may at first seem like a contradiction, by the end of the book the reader will see that it actually is possible to effectively implement positive capacities to prevent or limit the effects of a variety of disorders-a perspective that favors optimism and seeks to avoid despair.

Roots of Positive Change

Roots of Positive Change Book
Author : Liana Lianov
Publisher : Healthtype
Release : 2019-12-21
ISBN : 9780988863118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology reviews the science of positive psychology and its impact on health and well-being, providing guidance to physicians and other health professionals on how to practically implement this science into clinical practice. The book is written in a format that is accessible to anyone interested in the topic and applying it to their personal well-being. The foreword by eminent positive psychology researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, sets the stage for this pioneering book, which is a breakthrough in the movement to harness positive psychology for health care. Key topics covered include activities that boost positive emotions and improve emotional well-being (such as mindfulness, gratitude practice, and acts of kindness); positive activities as part of treatment of chronic diseases; coaching health behavior change; teaching and advocating for positive psychology in health care; and promoting well-being of physicians and other health care workers. The book acknowledges that more research is needed to delineate best practices for applying positive psychology in health care, and paves the way for such research. Innovative, yet practical, this contribution to the health, medical and psychology literature will resonate as an essential reference for those aiming to make a difference in their personal health and well-being and in the lives of their patients.

Theoretical Approaches to Multi Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions

Theoretical Approaches to Multi Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions Book
Author : Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl,Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-06-11
ISBN : 3030205835
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides theoretical perspectives on and approaches to the development or enhancement of positive psychological capacities within various multi-cultural professional and organizational contexts. Specifically, it presents theoretical frameworks for the identification, development and optimization of positive psychological capacities through a contemporary, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary lens. In recent years, the applicability of positive psychological intervention (PPI) techniques has transposed the boundaries of clinical practice into a wide array of complementary domains such as law, education, business and even design sciences such as architecture. These interventions target the enhancement of positive psychological capacities (e.g. strength-identification and use; high-performance learning; appreciative design; job-crafting) in order to not only improve individual functioning, well-being and the treatment of various forms of psychopathology but also to enhance team functioning/performance, organizational growth and community development. Despite its importance, very little research has been done on the design of PPIs applicable to multi-cultural contexts. The contributions to this volume provide insights into this hitherto neglected area of research.

Positive Psychology of Love

Positive Psychology of Love Book
Author : M. Hojjat,Duncan Cramer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-06-27
ISBN : 0199791066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Positive Psychology of Love brings together the latest research and theory in the field of close relationships from positive psychology, suggesting ways individuals can have more fulfilling close and intimate relationships, and how these relationships may enhance our lives.

Making an Impact on Mental Health

Making an Impact on Mental Health Book
Author : James N. Kirby,Paul Gilbert
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-23
ISBN : 100017803X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advancements in research in psychological science have afforded great insights into how our minds work. Making an Impact on Mental Health and Illness analyses contemporary, international research to examine a number of core themes in mental health, such as mindfulness and attachment, and provides an understanding of the sources of mentally ill health and strategies for remediation. The originality of this work is the embedding of psychological science in an evolutionary approach. Each chapter discusses the context of a specific research project, looking at the methodological and practical challenges, how the results have been interpreted and communicated, the impact and legacy of the research and the lessons learnt. As a whole, the book looks at how social environments shape who we are and how we form relationships with others, which can be detrimental, but equally a source of flourishing and well-being. Covering a range of themes conducive to understanding and facilitating improved mental health, Making an Impact on Mental Health and Illness is invaluable reading for advanced students in clinical psychology and professionals in the mental health field.

Improving Mental Health Care

Improving Mental Health Care Book
Author : Graham Thornicroft,Mirella Ruggeri,David Goldberg
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-06-12
ISBN : 1118338006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by many of the world's leading practitioners in the delivery of mental health care, this book clearly presents the results of scientific research about care and treatment for people with mental illness in community settings. The book presents clear accounts of what is known, extensively referenced, with critical appraisals of the strength of the evidence and the robustness of the conclusions that can be drawn. Improving Mental Health Care adds to our knowledge of the challenge and the solutions and stands to make a significant contribution to global mental health.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-08-26
ISBN : 0123977533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Future Directions in Well Being

Future Directions in Well Being Book
Author : Mathew A White,Gavin R. Slemp,A. Simon Murray
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-16
ISBN : 3319568892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a collection of essays advancing the discourse in well-being science, authored by key thought leaders in positive psychology and its variants, including positive education, character education, and positive organizational scholarship. The authors address topics such as the next big ideas in well-being research and practice, potential strategies , as well as current gaps and limitations of the field. This book will be of particular interest for policy makers, educators and practitioners, as well as researchers.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Positive Psychology as Social Change Book
Author : Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-02-01
ISBN : 9048199387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Coaching Psychology for Mental Health

Coaching Psychology for Mental Health Book
Author : Martin O'Connor,Hugh O'Donovan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-22
ISBN : 1000431398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traditionally, coaching psychologists have worked with people who aren’t experiencing significant mental distress or have diagnosed mental illness. This book describes an innovative and challenging project of bringing coaching psychology to the lived experience of individuals with a diagnosed mental illness, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The authors present a case for why coaching psychology needs to be constructively challenged to broaden its base and be more inclusive and of service to people experiencing BPD in particular. The book describes a coaching interaction involving coaching psychologists and a number of individuals with BPD who had completed a behavioural skills programme (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; DBT). It explores the epistemological and practice tensions involving the dominance of clinical recovery (elimination of symptoms) in mental health services and personal or psychological recovery (originating in the narratives of people with a diagnosis of mental illness who yearn to live a life worth living). This book, written amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, makes a compelling case for coaching psychologists to engage with the philosophy and practice implications of personal recovery, at both professional and personal levels. It will be vital reading for those engaged in coaching psychology and for the education, training and continuous professional development of coaches and coaching psychologists.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice Book
Author : Stephen Joseph
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-03-09
ISBN : 1118757254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.