*Comp now closed the winner was @Jennybar77*
By Gladeana McMahon & Averil Leimon (Wiley: £15.99 – worth every penny. Just think what would a therapy session cost!))
This is a big book teeeming with ideas about positive psychology. Basically it’s a big old ‘how to be happy’ book. It’s fantastic! We would probably all agree the most importnat thing in life is to be happy yet we probably spend more time reading our car manuals than directions on how to be happy!
This book aims to help you understand principles and theories to building a better life for yourself and those around you. It explains through a series of simple exercises ways to help you be more successful, healthier and happier. It aims to arm you with skills to recognise your sterengths, alter faulty thinking and manage difficult emotions.
It’s build upon the latest reserch and sound principles of psychological theory. Averil is a leadershoip psychologist and Gladeana is the lead personal development coach in the UK. Whilst reading this book you do feel you are in good hands!
- Loooking on the bright side
- Finding pleasure in life
- Benefits of being happy, healthy and well
- Looking at the past present and future
- Engaging in life
……………..and many, many more.
It’s really easy to dip into this book for inspiration in the area you need, I believe I shall use it again and again. There is a lovely chapter on Being a Positive Parent which includes 40 ways to say very good to a child, the importance of positive rituals and teaching your child about gratitude. Great Stuff.
My favourite exercise so far int the book is to the Big I little I exercise which helps you recognise different facets of yourself. I drew an outline of a big I and filled it in with lots of little positive I statements such as I can be funny, I can be creative, I can be a loyal friend, etc. This made me feel ACE! and it’s one I am going to have my son do too.
A totally cracking book with a huge long life of use in it.
Gladeana has very kindly given a copy of this fab book for a lucky reader. Please just tell me your best tip for happiness. Do, DO leave your email/twitter conact or I have no way of contacting you if you win. Good luck everyone. I will choose a winner on 19 Nov and they will receive a copy of this fab book!
UK/Ireland entries only pls.