“The hallmark of our evolutionary flourishing is collaboration, and this brilliant book is a stunning example of its power. Editors Kashdan and Ciarrochi have taken two of the most influential therapies of our timeacceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychologyand have initiated a dialogue that both clarifies and deepens the discoveries that have emerged independently in each. By establishing seven foundations of well-being that are both scientifically based and practically oriented, they enable a coherent and fascinating look at the role of mindfulness and an array of potent, cutting-edge therapeutic strategies. This fresh synthesis is destined to be a landmark in the literature of emotional healing and spiritual transformation.”
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“This is a ‘greatest hits’ collection of essays in practical, positive psychology. Organized by the editors' groundbreaking framework of the seven foundations of well-being, this book is a superb combination of solid theory, research, and evidence-based practice. Immediately useful to any psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, or business coach.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain
“Unifying two important fieldspositive psychology and acceptance and commitment therapyKashdan and Ciarrochi’s volume contains multiple gems of contributions from the preeminent figures in psychology. Whether you are an expert or a novice, a student or a mental health professional, you will learn a great deal from this book.”
Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness
“To every innovator working to create new tools and technologies for increased well-being: Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology should immediately go to the top of your must-read list. The new research and provocative ideas in this collection will undoubtedly spark countless fresh ideas and help shape, for the better, the next wave of life-changing, positive interventions. This book will give an invaluable edge to designers and developers who want to ground their creative work in leading-edge scientific research."
Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken