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

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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 wit ...more
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Published April 1st 2013 by Context Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
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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 generally ...more
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