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Positive Psychology Coaching. Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2325289
  • Book
  • May 2007
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Positive psychology moves psychology from a medical model toward a strengths model to help clients shore up their strengths and thereby lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients provides concrete language and interventions for integrating positive psychology techniques into any mental health practice.
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Introduction vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 The Coaching Paradox and the Positive Psychology Solution 1

Foundation I Happiness and Positivity

Chapter 2 Happiness: The Goal We Rarely Talk About 25

Chapter 3 Choosing Happiness: Goals, Relationships, and Positive Thinking 59

Chapter 4 Solid Happiness Interventions 89

Foundation II Character Strengths

Chapter 5 Strengths Coaching 117

Chapter 6 Coaching to Personal Strengths 143

Chapter 7 Coaching to Social Strengths 165

Special Topics in Positive Psychology Coaching

Chapter 8 Helping Clients Craft the Perfect Job 189

Chapter 9 The Future of Positive Psychology Coaching 209

Appendix: Planning Positive Psychology Coaching Sessions 221

Notes 231

Index 251

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Ben Dean MentorCoach LLC, Bethesda, MD.

Robert Biswas-Diener Meridian Life Coaching, LLC, Portland, Oregon.
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