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Find Your Power: A Toolkit for Resilience and Positive Change, 2nd Edition
     

Find Your Power: A Toolkit for Resilience and Positive Change, 2nd Edition

by Chris Johnstone
 

Addressing personal and planetary issues, Find Your Power describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic science, it includes proven strategies for improving mood, building strengths and increasing effectiveness.

  • The first part of the

Overview

Addressing personal and planetary issues, Find Your Power describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic science, it includes proven strategies for improving mood, building strengths and increasing effectiveness.

  • The first part of the book introduces motivational enhancement tools that help you become clearer about your direction and more inspired to move that way.
  • The second part offers tools for getting through blocks by looking at creative problem solving strategies, ways of dealing with fear and methods for transforming crisis or failure into turning points.
  • The third part explores how to keep yourself going in the marathon of longer term change by strengthening support around you, tapping into purposes bigger than yourself and making what you do more enjoyable.
The tools described can be used for any kind of change, from tackling depression and improving your life through to addressing world issues like peak oil and climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856230506
Publisher:
Permanent Publications
Publication date:
08/23/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

With a background in medicine, psychology and groupwork, Dr. Chris Johnstone is a specialist in the psychology of positive change. After working for many years as an addictions specialist in the UK health service, he now focuses on teaching, training and writing. Chris has been active in the Transition movement, contributing to a chapter on the psychology of change in The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins. He has pioneered the application of the positive psychology approach in health-care, within organisations and in adult education. He edits the online newsletter The Great Turning Times. For more information, see www.chrisjohnstone.info.

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. His work in the Transition movement grew out of many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and setting up the first two-year full-time permaculture course in the world, as well as co-ordinating the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission. He is author ofThe Transition Handbook(2008),The Transition Companion(2011),The Power of Just Doing Stuff(2013) and21 Stories of Transition(2015), served 3 years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists. He lives in Devon and grows food for his family.

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