|About the Book|
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 – theMoreLooking 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 – theanswers are in this book!At the core of this hands-on resource for psychologists and other practitioners, includingeducators, coaches, and consultants, is Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP),the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengthslaid out in the VIA Institute’s classification developed by Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman andChristopher Peterson. This 8-session program systematically boosts awareness and applicationof character strengths, helping people flourish and lead more fulfilling lives.The author’s vast experience working with both mindfulness and character strengthsis revealed in his sensitive and clear presentation of the conceptual, practical, andscientific elements of this unique combined approach. It is not only those who arenew to mindfulness or to character strengths who will appreciate the detailed primerson these topics in the first section of the book. And the deep discussions about theintegration of mindfulness and character strengths in the second section will benefitnot just intermediate and advanced practitioners. The third section then leads readersstep-by-step through each of the 8 MBSP sessions, including details of session structureand content, suggested homework, 30 practical handouts, as well as inspiring quotesand stories and useful practitioner tips. An additional chapter discusses the adaptionof MBSP to different settings and populations (e.g., business, education, individuals,couples). The mindfulness and character strengths meditations on the accompanyingCD 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 flourishinglife.