Mindfulness and Character Strengths A Practical Guide to Flourishing

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Mindfulness and Character Strengths A Practical Guide to Flourishing

Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness?
Curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice?
Or how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities? Look no further the
answers are in this book!At the core of this hands-on resource for psychologists and other practitioners, including
educators, coaches, and consultants, is Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP),
the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengths laid
out in the VIA Institute s classification developed by Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman and Christopher
Peterson. This 8-session program systematically boosts awareness and application
of character strengths and so helps people flourish and lead more fulfilling lives.
The author s vast experience working with both mindfulness and character strengths
is revealed in his sensitive and clear presentation of the conceptual, practical, and
scientific elements of this unique combined approach. It is not only those who are
new to mindfulness or to character strengths who will appreciate the detailed primers
on these topics in the first section of the book. And the deep discussions about the
integration of mindfulness and character strengths in the second section will benefit
not just intermediate and advanced practitioners. The third section then leads readers
step-by-step through each of the 8 MBSP sessions, including details of session structure
and content, suggested homework, 30 practical handouts, as well as inspiring quotes
and stories and useful practitioner tips. An additional chapter discusses the adaption
of MBSP to different settings and populations (e.g., business, education, individuals,
couples). The mindfulness and character strengths meditations on the accompanying
CD support growth and development.This highly accessible book, while primarily conceived for psychologists, educators,
coaches, and consultants, is suitable for anyone who is interested in living a flourishing

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