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7 Habits of Happy Kids

Hardback

Sean Covey

In 7 Oaks there is never a dull moment. Whether playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit or planting a garden with lily Skunk, all the friends are always having fun and learning something new. and these seven beautifully illustrated stories show how keeping the 7 Habits in mind makes this way of life possible. Through adorable characters and amusing stories, this book teaches kids the timeless values and principles contained in the 7 Habit books - from figuring out how to take charge of their own lives to discovering why balance is best. So come along with the 7 Oaks gang and find out how every kid can be a happy kid.

29x23cm  93 pages  $25.95  
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Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology

A Guide for Instructors

Jeffrey Froh, Acacia Parks, eds

This book presents a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas. Chapters cover all the topics typically included in existing positive psychology textbooks, emphasizing the hands-on experience that makes positive psychology courses so powerful. Extensive reading lists point interested readers towards a fuller understanding of the topics. The book is a rich source of ideas for all teachers of psychology, from novice to experienced instructors and is published by the American Psychological Association.

28x22cm  173 pages  $64.00  
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Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Giving Kids Roots and Wings (3RD ed.)

Kenneth Ginsburg, Martha Jablow

This invaluable guide offers coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. Recommendations guide parents to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial C's competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control needed to bounce back from life's challenges.
This book provides a wide range of tactics, including building on natural strengths, fostering hope and optimism, avoiding risky behaviours, and taking care of oneself physically and emotionally. This edition includes new chapters on the topic of grit, stress and how how one's perception of stress affects what stress really is, toxic stress, and the protective role of nurturing adults. It also addresses the issue of adolescents responding to stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviours or giving up completely, and the suggested solutions are aimed at strengthening resilience.

23x15cm  357 pages  $35.00  
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Even Superheroes have bad days

Shelly B\becker, illus Eda Kaban

What happens when superheroes have a terrible day? They could go on destructive sprees and wreak havoc, but these caped crusaders of steel harness their energies and direct them in constructive ways. Superheroes could use laser vision to burn down forests and weather powers to freeze beachgoers. They could ignore crime sprees and toss vehicles across state lines. These hypothetical violent spectacles are softened by the cartoonish stylizations and juxtaposed with pages filled with heroic, "true" efforts such as rounding up criminals and providing fun at an amusement park. The illustrations are energetic and feature multicultural heroes. The vigorous illustrations make this a read for older children, as the busyness could overwhelm very little ones.

40 pages  $28.00  
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Flourish

A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

Martin Seligman

This book builds on Dr. Seligman's game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life - for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, "Flourish" refines what Positive Psychology is all about.
While certainly a "part" of well-being, happiness alone "doesn't give life meaning." Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to "flourish"? "Well-being" takes the stage front and center, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment--or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.
Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy - the very fabric of society - "Flourish "tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action, including how the entire U.S. Army is now trained in emotional resilience; how innovative schools can educate for fulfillment in life and not just for workplace success; and how corporations can improve performance at the same time as they raise employee well-being.
With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims, "Flourish "is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life.

349 pages  $  
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Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness

Three Rules for a Happier Life

Carol McCloud

Carol McCloud is taking the bucket filling message to the next level. Not only does she talk about new levels of bucket filling and bucket dipping, but this book goes into depth about how to put a lid on your bucket. There are examples of how important situations in life need a lid to protect our buckets from being empty.

23x15cm  80 pages  $18.00  
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Happiness

A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Matthieu Ricard

Makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How cab we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being??

21x14cm  281 pages  $22.00  
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Happiness Trap

Russ Harris

A growing body of scientific research suggests that we are all caught in a powerful psychological trap: a vicious cycle, whereby the more we strive for happiness, the more we suffer. This book provides an escape from "the happiness trap", via a revolutionary new development in human psychology: a powerful model for change, known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT helps people to create a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst effectively handling the pain that inevitably comes with it. It has been clinically proven to be highly effective in a wide range of psychological disorders, ranging from depression and anxiety to drug addiction and schizophrenia. This book shows you how to apply ACT in your own life to increase self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, enhance relationships, create a sense of meaning and purpose, access a transcendent sense of self, and fundamentally transform painful thoughts and feelings so they have much less impact and influence over your life.

24x16cm  280 pages  $30.00  
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Laws of Lifetime Growth

Always make your future bigger than your past

Dan Sullivan & Catherine Nomura

Through vivid real-life stories, the authors illustrate each of the ten laws and show how with just a slight shift of thinking - regardless of your age, income, or position - you can put them into action in your own life.

13x18cm  127 pages  $19.95  
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Learned Optimism

How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Martin Seligman

This book shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt; how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback; how to be optimistic. Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.

14x21cm  319 pages  $30.00  
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Magic of Metaphor

77 Stories for Teachers, Trainers and Thinkers

Nick Owen

Presents a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire and transform the listener and the reader. Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All promote positive feelings, encouraging confidence, direction and vision.

The stories focus on values, responsibility, and leadership in all its forms. They have been specially selected to promote change in people's ideas, attitudes, beliefs, visions and behaviors. These stories act as reframes, challenging and disturbing our existing frames of reference, recharting our accustomed maps of the world, and shifting us away from our limited thinking towards new learning and discovery through the use of effective metaphor. As a result, we are encouraged to understand our world from a new perspective, and are provided with powerful ways to generate greater choice in our lives.

Containing sixteen suggestions (or tips) for effective storytelling, advice on organisation, style and storytelling skills, and a selection of stories that can be adapted and developed, The Magic of Metaphor is an inspirational sourcebook for counsellors, health workers, psychologists, professional speakers, managers, leaders and NLP practitioners, as well as for teachers, trainers, therapists. Providing tools that assist people in making beneficial changes in their lives, the stories contained in this book will bring pleasure and power to all those that listen to or read them.

23x15cm  220 pages  $51.95  
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Man's Search for Himself

Rollo May

Analyzes life as we are living it, and the analysis is truthful and profound. --New York Times Loneliness, boredom, emptiness: These are the complaints that Rollo May encountered over and over from his patients. In response, he probes the hidden layers of personality to reveal the core of man's integration--a basic and inborn sense of value. Man's Search for Himself is an illuminating view of our predicament in an age of overwhelming anxieties and gives guidance on how to choose, judge, and act during such times.

20x13cm  214 pages  $27.95  
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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl

"Man's Search for Meaning" is the story of a man who became a number who became a person. Today Frankl is one of the most famous and gifted of all psychiatrists. Frankl developed his ideas now generally known as the Third School of Viennese Psychiatry -- the school of logotherapy. The incredible attempts to dehumanize man at the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau led Frankl to commence the humanization of psychiatry through logotherapy. Frankl is a professional who possesses the rare ability to write in a layman's language.

17x11cm  165 pages  $14.00  
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Mind-Body Workbook for Stress

Effective Tools for Lifelong Stress Reduction & Crisis Management

Stanley Block, Carolyn Bryant Block, Andrea Peters

Chronic stress is a huge problem that has only gotten worse in recent years. The good news is that new research is emerging to help treat stress in more effective ways than ever before. Mind-body bridging is one of these new modalities. Shown to be effective in both clinical and research settings, the easy-to-use mind-body bridging system helps readers dramatically reduce their stress in one to three weeks.
Mind-Body Workbook for Stress helps readers learn and practice exercises for detaching from painful thoughts and feelings and helping their bodies relax and let go of unconscious tension. In this resting state, body and mind can let go of stress and heal naturally. Readers also learn fast-acting mindfulness skills for dissolving stress whenever desired without needing to maintain a long-term meditative practice. The one-page assessments, worksheets, and activities in this book make it easy for anyone to develop their capacity to withstand and relax under stress.

25x20cm  188 pages  $29.95  
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Mood Management

A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills-Building Program for Adolescents; Skills Workbook

Langelier, Carol A

Mood Management" is a skills-building program designed to help adolescents learn to effectively manage difficult emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. On the basis of cognitive behavioral counseling theory. It stresses the importance of practicing the skills introduced in each unit of the Skills Workbook to achieve and maintain emotional wellness. Skills Workbook is primarily written from the perspective of a classroom guidance or group-counseling program, clinicians can easily adapt the information in the Skills Workbook to facilitate individual therapy. The workbook contains transparency, which provides visual references to help the adolescent.

29x23cm  152 pages  $75.00  
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Peace Book

Todd Parr

With child-like smiling stick figures, bold, brilliant colour and upbeat text, this book offers different definitions of peace: offering a hug to a friend, keeping the streets clean, and so on. The closing message peace is being who you are is illustrated with Parr's usual multicultural mix of blue, green, brown, yellow and purple faces.Parr's quirky artwork and eternally optimistic books are truly irresistible, for both grown-ups and kids.

32 pages  $15.00  
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Personal Well-Being Lessons for Secondary Schools

Positive Psychology in Action for 11 to 14 Year Olds

Ilona Boniwell, Lucy Ryan

This book offers practitioners working with 11 to 14 year olds a highly practical education resource for running personal well-being lessons, backed up by scientific research from the field of positive psychology.
The book is divided into six subject headings, with six lessons offered per subject area. This will allow you to run a programme with between 6 to 36 lessons. The six core concepts are: Positive Self, Positive body, Positive Emotions Positive Mindsets, Positive Direction and Positive Relationships. The lessons are easy to understand, to lead ad to manage and each lesson has a suggested 60 minute outline, a "how to" run the lesson, suggested homework where appropriate and academic references and resources.

30x21cm  216 pages  $65.00  
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Positive Psychology and Family Therapy

Creative Techniques and Practical Tools for Guiding Change and Enhancing Growth

Collie W Conoley & Jane Close Conoley

Integrated, practical approach which allows family therapists to utilize positive psychology principles into their interventions right away, without additional training. Positive psychology is one of the hottest trends in therapy, but very little is available on how to actually put it into practice.

24x15cm  175 pages  $54.95  
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Quality of Life Therapy (inc. CD-Rom)

Applying a life satisfaction approach to positive psychology and cognitive therapy

Michael B. Frisch

"Quality of Life Therapy" shows clinicians how to expand their practice to "pure" positive psychology cases and professional groups who do not suffer from clinical or DSM disorders but who nevertheless want to be happier and more successful in life. The book includes 44 positive psychology growth exercises on CD-Rom, and 148 happiness prescriptions based on the latest research for use in all areas of life that clients may care about, including life Goals-and-Values, Spiritual Life, Self-Esteem, Health, Relationships, Work, Play, Helping, Learning, Creativity, Money, Surroundings— Home, Neighborhood, Community— and relapse prevention.

22x28cm  353 pages  $92.95  
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Raising an Optimistic Child

A Proven Plan for Depression-Proofing Young Children--For Life

Bob Murray, Alicia Fortinberry

Protect your child from depression for life - without medication
The most precious gift you can give your child is the resiliency and unwavering sense of optimism that allow a person to thrive no matter what challenges life sends their way. Yet researchers are finding that increasing numbers of very young children are at risk of depression. Now, in "Raising an Optimistic Child," you'll learn how to bring about lifelong happiness in your child - even as young as infants - and protect him or her from the pain and damage of depression.
Inspired by the authors' two decades of pioneering work as well as recent findings in psychology, neurobiology, and genetics, this book offers a seven-step, relationship-based program for alleviating or preventing childhood - and adult - depression that has proven more effective than controversial drug therapies and standard psychotherapeutic approaches. With the benefit of real-life stories of families who have experienced firsthand the results of their work, the authors provide the tools you need to: Understand most common causes of childhood - and lifelong - depression; Spot the early signs of depression - even in very young children; Prevent your own depression from infecting your child; Enhance your child's learning and coping skills; Foster good body image and avoid eating disorders in your child; Deal with ADD/ADHD and difficult behaviours without drugs.

22x14cm  239 pages  $35.95  
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Smile! Starring Sunny McCloud

Leigh Hodgkinson

Smiles have a funny habit of disappearing. Sunny's is no exception. She tells that Mum says that most lost things in our house can be found: under the sofa, in my pockets, in Mr Honeycomb's basket. I don't know about that, but I do know I NEED my smile back where it belongs ... on MY face.

30x24cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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The PROSPER School Pathways for Student Wellbeing

Policy and Practices

Toni Noble and Helen McGrath


* Outlines seven evidence-informed pathways to guide schools in promoting student wellbeing
* Provides case studies and practical examples of the seven school pathways in action
* Reviews guidelines for developing student wellbeing policy at the school, system, national or international level
This brief defines student wellbeing and outlines seven evidence-informed pathways that schools can take to promote student wellbeing and develop their school as an enabling institution.
The acronym PROSPER is applied as an organizer for both the psychological elements of wellbeing and for these Positive Education pathways.
These pathways focus on encouraging Positivity, building Relationships, facilitating Outcomes and a sense of competence, focusing on Strengths, fostering a sense of Purpose, enhancing Engagement and teaching Resilience. Each pathway draws on both the principles of positive psychology and the educational research that identifies the impact of each pathway for student learning. The benefits of a school-wide focus on student wellbeing for student engagement in learning and their success in school and in life are outlined.
Practical guidelines for the development and implementation of educational policy that has student wellbeing as its central focus are also provided.

24x16cm  109 pages  $77.00  
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Think Positively!

A Course for Developing Coping Skills in Adolescents

Erica Frydenberg

Using photocopiable and electronic resources, Erica Frydenberg provides teachers with strategies that will enable students to combat stress and depression in the classroom. Depression is being experienced in epidemic proportions in many Western societies, and there is great concern over the number of young people who are suffering, sometimes to the extent of committing suicide. This book aims to help prevent stress and depression by taking a positive approach to the promotion of health and well being in young people, giving them the skills to cope with the problems of everyday life at school and at home. Erica Frydenberg introduces the theory behind a cognitive behavioural approach to coping skills and offers a program of modules that teachers or other professionals can use with young people to train them in coping skills. The principle that underscores this program is that we can all do what we do better. If we do not like how we cope in certain contexts we can learn new strategies. It is possible to enhance and develop one's coping if we have a framework within which to do that. The program is designed to have universal application and can be taught in any group or class setting.

25x19cm  220 pages  $49.95  
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Transforming Negative Self-Talk

Practical, Effective Exercises

Steve Andreas

Hearing critical internal voices is a common mental health complaint, and not necessarily indicative of a serious problem. Annoying internal chatter can result from any number of issues—such as depression, phobias, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.—or simply be a result of an active, ruminating mind. This concise paperback is chock full of exercises and strategies for helping to quiet them. Rather than focusing on changing the words themselves, this method emphasizes changing how the words are spoken.
Each chapter is devoted to a specific, easy-to-implement technique, like changing the location of the voice, its tempo, tone, or volume, imagining the words are spoken to music, etc. The book walks readers through exercises for viewing these voices as useful and productive indicators of emotions, and not as something to fight against. The author demonstrates how to take control of the self-talk and transform it in a beneficial and meaningful way.

19x22cm  192 pages  $22.95  
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What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake

A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection

Clare Freeland, Jacqueline Toner

Explorers investigate places they have never been before. These explorers might take a while to make their discoveries. They might have trouble understanding their maps. They might make wrong turns. They might need to start their expedition all over again!
If explorers could not accept their mistakes and keep going, they might never make any discoveries! Does this sound like you? If you have trouble accepting mistakes, if you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you!
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying a fear of making mistakes using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioural principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with mistakes — so they can explore new territory without fear!

28x22cm  96 pages  $32.95  
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What to Do When You Grumble Too Much

Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids )

Dawn Huebner

This hands-on workbook features information and exercises for kids who are coping with excessive stress, anxiety, fears, and worry. It includes writing and drawing activities along with practical, proactive exercises and techniques to reduce anxiety and worry. Illustrations.

27x21cm  80 pages  $32.95  
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