If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development… A must read for students.

The Mind

The Mind

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Learning Objectives – At the End of the Chapter You Will Be Able To…

  • Delineate different strata within the subjective domain (and also appreciate their interaction)
  • Understand the concepts of consciousness, awareness, attention, and mindfulness
  • Identify different meditation practices and meditation-based interventions
  • Appreciate the importance of (and means towards) enhancing body awareness
  • Use PPIs to develop emotional intelligence
  • Deploy a range of cognitive (discursive) strategies to enhance wellbeing
  • Know ways of promoting a sense of meaning in life

List of Topics…

  • Consciousness, awareness and attention
  • Types of meditation
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Embodiment
  • Body awareness therapies
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Meaning, coherence and purpose
  • Logotherapy
  • Narratives
  • Personal projects
  • Possible selves
  • Awareness+

In Chapter 1 we introduced our LIFE model, ...

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