Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology by Tim LeBon

By Tim LeBon

All people desires to be happier and fulfil their capability, and for years many self-help books have claimed they comprehend the reply. purely within the final twenty years has optimistic Psychology began to offer evidence-based principles which have been scientifically proven to work.

In this booklet psychotherapist, lecturer and existence trainer Tim LeBon indicates you ways you should use the instruments coming from confident Psychology to accomplish your ambitions. you can find how principles from CBT, mindfulness and useful philosophy can produce a extra balanced, wiser model of confident Psychology.

Learn how to:

* flourish and be happier

* preserve and maintain confident relationships

* locate extra that means in existence and attain more

* develop into wiser and extra resilient

* notice the true merits actual figuring out of optimistic psychology can bring.

"This booklet has a wealth of data and interesting case reports with a view to take you on a satisfying trip throughout the particularly new viewpoint of confident psychology. Tim LeBon doesn't go away you to fend by myself yet encourages us to take accountability for ourselves via guided motion plans, diagnostic assessments and key rules resulting in more recent and brisker outlooks. i might motivate a person drawn to optimistic psychology to soak this publication up and take a step in the direction of a greater life."
Ilona Boniwell, affiliate Professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and writer of Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

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Indb 30 02/06/14 4:43 PM Psychology Progress’ describes an important experiment Seligman and colleagues carried out, which showed that certain exercises can improve happiness enduringly. Since 2005, psychologists have developed and tested more ways to enhance happiness. In this book you will find descriptions of many more of these empirically validated exercises (usually called ‘interventions’). It is important to note that although these interventions boost happiness, this is not all they do. For example, the ‘Three good things’ exercise also boosts optimism; the strengths interventions can also help you achieve your goals.

These are genetics, life circumstances and voluntary intentional activities. Some books then proceed to try to divide up the amount of happiness that can be attributed to each factor. For example, in Authentic Happiness Seligman introduces the ‘happiness equation’: H = S + C + V, where S stands for the set range said to be determined by genetics, C stands for life circumstances and V stands for voluntary intentional activities. In The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky presents this as a happiness pie chart, which is given prominent view on the front cover in some editions.

When faced with an imminent threat, your anxiety narrows your attention so you can deal with it. 19 What, though, asks Fredrickson (2009), could be the evolutionary purpose of positive emotions? indb 14 02/06/14 4:42 PM what is their point? Her theory is that though positive emotions may not give us much evolutionary advantage in the short term, in the longer term they build personal resources. Key idea: The broaden-and-build theory Barbara Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build theory ties together an explanation of how the various benefits of happiness work together to help people increase their happiness.

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