Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

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Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of positive psychology coaching, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching. With an international range of contributors, this book is a unique resource for those seeking to integrate positive psychology into their evidence-based coaching practice.

Beginning with an overview of positive psychology coaching, the book includes an assessment of theories of wellbeing, an examination of mindfulness research, a guide to relevant neuroscience, and a review of a strengths-based approach. It also contains chapters which explore the application of ACT, the role of positive psychology in wellness and resilience coaching, positive leadership theory, and developmental psychological theories as they relate to coaching through significant life transitions. In each chapter, theory and research is thoroughly explored and applied directly to coaching practice, and supported with a list of relevant resources and a case study. The book concludes with the editors' views on the future directions of positive psychology coaching.

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice will be essential reading for professional coaches in practice and in training seeking to enhance their evidence-based practice, coaching psychologists, practitioners of positive psychology, and academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology and positive psychology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 6 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138860999
  • 9781138860995
  • 1,885,907

Table of contents

Green & Palmer Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching. 2. Green, Levendt & Palmer Research: The Current State of Play. 3. Green Positive Psychology for Well-Being: PERMA in Action. 4. Gyllensten & Palmer Positive Psychology Coaching for Resilience and Stress Reduction. 5. Levendt, Positive Psychology Coaching: Practitioner Wisdom. 6. Leach & Stainer, Strengths Based Approaches in Positive Psychology Coaching. 7. Van Nieuwerburgh Mental Toughness. 8. Ciarrochi, Applications of ACT in Positive Psychology Coaching. 9. Spence & O'Connor Positive Psychology Coaching with SDT in Mind. 10. McQuaid, Appreciated Inquiry Approaches in Positive Psychology Coaching. 11. Kemp, Positive Leadership Coaching. 12. Green & Palmer, Conclusion and Future Directions.
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About Suzy Green

Suzy Green is a clinical and coaching psychologist based in Australia. She is a leader in the fields of coaching psychology and positive psychology, and is the founder of Sydney-based The Positivity Institute, dedicated to the research and application of positive psychology.

Stephen Palmer is a positive and coaching psychologist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London, UK and Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. His professional roles include being Honorary President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.
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