Chris approaches the challenge of changing things, whether in your life or the world, as a journey or adventure. In adventures, you expect to bump into things, obstacles are part of the course. But when there's too much in the way, and it seems too difficult, we tend to think of the change as beyond our power. At this point, rather than give up or feel defeated, Chris takes us on a different route: he invites us onto the quest of finding our power. By strengthening our ability to rise to challenges, motivate ourselves, find ways through blocks and design more enjoyable approaches to what we do, it becomes possible to open up new pathways forward. --From the Foreword by Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Movement
This brilliant and practical book is a call to liberation: it frees us to discover, use, and enjoy the powers life has given us --Joanna Macy, Author, World As Lover World As Self
I have read many, many books relating to the concepts of personal power/change, and I think this is by far the most helpful and useful. --Patricia Gaya Wicks, Lecturer in Leadership Studies, University of Exeter
About the Author
With a background in medicine, psychology and group work, Dr. 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. Johnstone has been active in the Transition movement, contributing to a chapter on the psychology of change in The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, and has pioneered the application of the positive psychology approach in health-care, within organisations and in adult education. He edits the online newsletter The Great Turning Times.