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Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being

Mindfulness Acceptance and Positive Psychology The Seven Foundations of Well Being Many have wondered if there is a key ingredient to living a full and happy life For decades now scientists and psychologists alike have been studying the strengths and virtues that enable individuals

  • Title: Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being
  • Author: Todd Kashdan Joseph V. Ciarrochi
  • ISBN: 9781608823376
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many have wondered if there is a key ingredient to living a full and happy life For decades now, scientists and psychologists alike have been studying the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive The positive psychology movement was founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best witMany have wondered if there is a key ingredient to living a full and happy life For decades now, scientists and psychologists alike have been studying the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive The positive psychology movement was founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play At the same time, acceptance and commitment therapy ACT a mindfulness based, values oriented behavioral therapy that has many parallels to Buddhism, yet is not religious in any way has been focused on helping people achieve their greatest human potential.Created only years apart, ACT and positive psychology both promote human flourishing, and they often share overlapping themes and applications, particularly when it comes to setting goals, psychological strengths, mindfulness, and the clarification of what matters most our values and our search for meaning in life Despite these similarities, however, the two different therapeutic models are rarely discussed in relation to one another What if unifying these theories could lead to faster, profound and enduring improvements to the human condition Edited by leading researchers in the field of positive psychology, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology is the first professional book to successfully integrate key elements of ACT and positive psychology to promote healthy functioning in clients By gaining an understanding of the seven foundations of well being, professionals will walk away with concrete, modernized strategies to use when working with clients Throughout the book, the editors focus on how ACT, mindfulness therapies, and positive psychology can best be utilized by professionals in various settings, from prisons and Fortune 500 business organizations to parents and schools.With contributions by Steven C Hayes, the founder of ACT, as well as other well known authorities on ACT and positive psychology such as Robyn Walser, Kristin Neff, Dennis Tirch, Ian Stewart, Louise McHugh, Lance M McCracken, Acacia Parks, Robert Biswas Diener, and , this book provides state of the art research, theory, and applications of relevance to mental health professionals, scientists, advanced students, and people in the general public interested in either ACT or positive psychology.

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    1. Todd Kashdan Joseph V. Ciarrochi

      Dr Todd B Kashdan s broad mission is to increase the amount of well being in this world as a professor, scientist, author, and consultant He uses cutting edge science to help people function optimally in life and business He has given keynotes and workshops to organizations as diverse as the United States Armed Forces, General Mills, Merck, Hormel, Gensler, BBDO, and The Gap.He is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well Being at George Mason University He received the 2013 Distinguished Scientific Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association He has published over 185 scholarly articles and authored 2 books He s a twin and has twin 11 year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

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    1. Are you an introvert? Find out why it might be a great trait in this book as well as our podcast Viewpoints Radio where we spoke to Todd Kashdan about the benefits of being an introvert. Check out the link here! viewpointsradio.wordpress


    2. I went into this book grudgingly, as I knew it would be somewhat relevant to my work but I've had trouble wrapping my brain around positive psychology before. Of its many chapters by different authors, I found the one on self-compassion the most relevant, as I am not well-versed in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As with other books that take from the knowledge and experience of many practitioners, I found some more readable than others, and I'm sure that was based on my personal level [...]


    3. Ok. I haven’t actually finished this book; been sitting on my shelf for ages. It just didn’t do it for me. It is a collection of invited chapters and some were of less interest than others, but the introductory chapter put me off. They trotted out the most well known Jon Kabat-Zinn definition of mindfulness when they could well have, and should have in my view, provided a more useful and thoughtful ACT definition. I expected better from these guys. Both are do interesting research and genera [...]



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