To make positive changes in our lives, we need to find and unleash our inner power. Often viewed as an external force that is wielded over others, "Find Your Power" offers a different perspective on power as an internal force that supports our values, helps us overcome obstacles, improves our relationships and moves us toward our goals, allowing us to take control of our own destinies. Find Your Power is for people who want to improve their lives, their relationships, their work or our world. Using accessible language and diagrams, the book helps to: define and focus goals; recognise and tackle inner resistance and obstacles; and unleash the inner power needed to succeed. With the "call to adventure" as a starting point, "Find Your Power" draws on new motivational psychology developed within the addictions treatment field. Successful medical doctor, professional consultant and well-known specialist in addictions therapy, Chris Johnstone shows how he has helped thousands deepen their motivation to achieve their goals. His proven methods give us the inspiration to start on a path, the courage to recover from setbacks, and the power to design a life of joy.
With a background in medicine, psychology and groupwork, 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. He is in demand as a speaker and trainer on the psychology of change, especially in relation to health-related behaviour, mood improvement and global issues. His book, Find Your Power - a toolkit for resilience and positive change (2nd edition, Permanent Publications, May 2010) is one of the few self-help books to address both personal and planetary concerns. His self-help audiobook, The Happiness Training Plan, co-produced with Miriam Akhtar, introduces practical mood improvement strategies. 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 free email newsletter The Great Turning Times. He is also a fine musician, known for his hammered dulcimer and harmonica playing. For more information, see his website at www.chrisjohnstone.info