Find Your Power: A Toolkit for Resilience and Positive Change

Find Your Power: A Toolkit for Resilience and Positive Change

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By (author) Johnstone Chris

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  • Publisher: Permanent Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 203mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 23 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: East Meon, Hants
  • ISBN 10: 1856230503
  • ISBN 13: 9781856230506
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 67 diagrams & line drawings
  • Sales rank: 323,666

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Addressing personal and planetary issues, "Find Your Power" describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic science, it includes proven strategies for improving mood, building strengths and increasing effectiveness.The first part of the book introduces motivational enhancement tools that help you become clearer about your direction and more inspired to move that way.The second part offers tools for getting through blocks by looking at creative problem solving strategies, ways of dealing with fear and methods for transforming crisis or failure into turning points.The third part explores how to keep yourself going in the marathon of longer term change by strengthening support around you, tapping into purposes bigger than yourself and making what you do more enjoyable.The tools described can be used for any kind of change, from tackling depression and improving your life through to addressing world issues like peak oil and climate change.

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With a background in medicine, psychology and groupwork, Dr. Chris Johnstone is a specialist in the psychology of positive change. After working for many years as an addictions specialist in the UK health service, he now focuses on teaching, training and writing. Chris has been active in the Transition movement, contributing to a chapter on the psychology of change in The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins. He has pioneered the application of the positive psychology approach in health-care, within organisations and in adult education. He edits the online newsletter The Great Turning Times. For more information, see www.chrisjohnstone.info.

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This brilliant and practical book is a call to liberation: it frees us to discover, use, and enjoy the powers life has given us. Joanna Macy, Author, World As Lover World As Self