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C. Johnstone

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (77 of 86)
Location: Forres, UK

 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 466,000 - Total Helpful Votes: 77 of 86
Positive Psychology (Introducing a Practical Guide&hellip by Bridget Grenville-Cleave
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As a coach and teacher of online courses in Positive psychology, I'm always on the look out for good introductory texts to recommend to clients and students. I found this book easy to read, broad in its scope and practical in its emphasis. I liked the way it brought in related themes like appreciative enquiry, mindfulness and nutrition. There were a few places where the broad brush strokes of an overview seemed to over-simplify, for example, acknowledging some downsides to being an optimist though not saying much about what these are. But adding more depth would have made the book bigger, and I liked its small size and readability. For someone new to the field, I'd recommend this book. It… Read more
Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our&hellip by David Gershon
The familiar social change tools of protests, campaigns and lobbying are not working fast enough. To address the accelerating unravelling of our planet's life support system, we need to step up in our capacity as change-makers. Based on more than three decades of research and an impressive track record of practice, what Gershon offers are proven tools and game-changing principles that strengthen our ability to transform our society.

The focus is on empowerment, behaviour change and community organising; the case histories presented build confidence in the methods because you can see them making a difference. I found myself inspired by the eco-team model for pro-environmental… Read more
Pass It On by Joanna Macy
Pass It On by Joanna Macy
If you've not read Joanna Macy's other books, this is the perfect place to start. If you're familiar with her work, this is a great refresher.
I found the stories absorbing, uplifting and inspiring. They include details not shared elsewhere.
The five stories hang together as a whole and the book is an easy read.
I'm buying a few of these to pass on as presents.