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Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression Paperback – 2 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing LTD; 1 edition (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781780281049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780281049
  • ASIN: 1780281048
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A wonderful set of ideas and techniques that can help reduce depression and build happiness. They're simple, engaging, practical and - most importantly- they're all based on evidence from the latest positive psychology research, so we know they really work" --Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness

"My advice is to give this book a go. If I was going to buy one book on positive psychology to treat depression, I'd choose an author who'd been properly trained as a positive psychologist, who knows how to write in an engaging and accessible way, and who understands, first-hand, the challenges of depression. In short, I'd choose Miriam." --Dr Phil Hammond, GP & Comedian

"The first to apply positive psychology solutions to depression,Miriam's book is clear, engaging and enlightening. In fact it is so good that despite all my existing knowledge, I borrowed a few tips for myself! I love the summary tables and the first-aid kits - they really bring positive psychology to life." --Dr Ilona Boniwell, Programme Leader for the first MSc in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe, UEL.

"This book is a joy. Miriam Akhtar clearly demonstrates that positive psychology is both practical and effective. The book will be a vital tool in our work supporting people in recovering their wellbeing." --Amanda Williamson. Founder and Director of Phew (Devon) - Promoting Health and Emotional Wellbeing

About the Author

Miriam Akhtar, MAPP, is one of the first qualified positive psychologists in practice in the UK and a former winner of the Medical Journalists Association Gold Award. Miriam's professional interest in positive psychology began in the mid-nineties when she made a programme on the science of happiness for BBC Radio 4. She works now as a positive psychology coach, trainer and lecturer developing the next generation of positive psychologists.

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