Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology by Tim LeBon

Personality

By Tim LeBon

Every body desires to be happier and fulfil their strength, and for years many self-help books have claimed they understand the reply. simply within the final 20 years has confident Psychology began to offer evidence-based rules which were scientifically proven to work.

In this ebook psychotherapist, lecturer and lifestyles trainer Tim LeBon exhibits you the way you should use the instruments coming from optimistic Psychology to accomplish your ambitions. you can find how principles from CBT, mindfulness and functional philosophy can produce a extra balanced, wiser model of optimistic Psychology.

Learn how to:

* flourish and be happier

* continue and maintain confident relationships

* locate extra that means in lifestyles and achieve more

* turn into wiser and extra resilient

* observe the true advantages real knowing of confident psychology can bring.

"This booklet has a wealth of knowledge and interesting case reports in order to take you on a satisfying trip in the course of the rather new viewpoint of optimistic psychology. Tim LeBon doesn't depart you to fend by myself yet encourages us to take accountability for ourselves via guided motion plans, diagnostic checks and key principles resulting in more recent and brisker outlooks. i'd motivate an individual drawn to confident 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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It also argues for the potential for an upward spiral of happiness. ✲✲ Fredrickson and Losada proposed a 3:1 positivity ratio which formed a tipping point for flourishing, but the mathematics upon which this was based has now been challenged. ✲✲ There are some situations where positive emotions are not appropriate. We need practical wisdom to guide us as to which situations demand positive emotions and in which situations negative emotions are more appropriate. 1 Happiness is too vague a term for the science of positive psychology.

Evolutionary psychologists have, for a long time, been able to explain the purpose of negative emotions. 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.

24 As long as basic needs are met, relative income becomes more important than absolute income (see Layard, 2005). These facts help explain why happiness has not increased in developed countries since World War II, despite huge improvements in absolute income and lifestyle. CC When happiness is plotted against age it follows a U shape. People tend to be happiest in their early 20s and early 60s and least happy in their mid-40s. CC Objective measures of physical attractiveness and physical health are not strongly related to happiness, though whether people think they are attractive or healthy is.

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