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Stock your library with the best and most inspiring books on emotional intelligence, positive psychology and the brain. Read The Emotionally Intelligent Manager, learn about Your Brain at Work,discover The How of Happiness, and get Curious. 50+ books to choose from!

  • In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads, literally, of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organise, prioritise, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, to move beyond surviving in today’s overwhelming work environment, to succeeding in it and feel energised and accomplished at the end of the day.
  • Yarralin

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    There’s a bunyip crying in Wombat's field. Yarralin is sad because he doesn't smile. He may be having treatment for a serious illness, he may be lonely, bullied or afraid. Because Yarralin is sad, everyone around him is sad too. He must go on an adventure to find a smile. Along the way, Yarralin realises he can CHOOSE to be happy. He just needs to look in the mirror and smile.
  • Willpower Roy Baumeister, one of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, and journalist John Tierney reveals the secrets of self-control and show that like a muscle, willpower can be strengthened and improved.
  • This groundbreaking book delves into the revolutionary new science of psychobiotics and the discovery that the wellness of your brain and state of mind are connected to your microbiome.
  • Written with warmth and good humour, Why Mindfulness is Better than Chocolate is the ultimate guide to self-discovery. It will make chocolate taste better too!
  • A beautifully illustrated tale of nurturing yourself, your dreams and kindness, delivering a body positive message that everything enabling you to make your dreams come true, is found within you
  • In Thanks! Robert Emmons examines what it means to think and feel gratefully and invites readers to learn how to put this powerful emotion into practice.
  • Stumbling on happiness by Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.
  • The Strengths Book reveals the sixty strengths that make us who we are. Bursting with insights on using each strength in relationships, at work and at play, it also gives examples of famous people who share the strength with you.
  • There are many things in life that we cannot change. Tagor the scribblybark tree found he could change how he handled some things, how he chose to think about them, and in realising that we have the freedom to choose our thoughts, we take our power back and become much stronger. This book shows how one small tree became strong, and so can you.
  • Without resorting to feel-good pap or quick-fix clichés, The Resilience Factor by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte is self-help at its best, destined to become a classic in the genre.
  • Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life is an innovative and groundbreaking textbook that explores a variety of topics we consider to be part of the 'dark' side of life while emphasising their role in our positive functioning and transformation as human beings.
  • In this ground-breaking book, editors Bryan Dik, Zinta Byrne, and Michael Steger bring together experts in counselling and vocational psychology, industrial and organisational psychology, and the fields of executive coaching and management to investigate how meaningful work can be fostered and sustained throughout a wide range of work environments.
  • Psychological Capital provides theory, research, measurements, and methods of application for the new resource, psychological capital, a resource that can be developed and sustained for organisations' competitive advantage.
  • Promoting Well-Being is the only book that links psychological wellness with organisational and community health. It provides important insights into how these areas interact and strategies for helping clients harness the benefits of these interactions. It is an essential tool for psychologists, counsellors, social workers, human service professionals, public health professionals, and students in these fields.
  • In Positivity, world renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral”.
  • This unique volume brings together authorities from across the world to write about how relationships might be enhanced in all these difference areas of our lives. It also explores how to address the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what Kim Cameron calls “positively deviant performance”, performance far above the norm.
  • Positive Psychology - Theory, research and Applications combines a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up to date research. It is written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner.
  • Positive Psychology at Work brings the fields of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry together for the first time to provide leaders and change agents with a powerful new approach to achieving organizational excellence
  • Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, ow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment.
  • In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional wellbeing. With the latest studies on how we make choices in our personal and professional lives, Schwartz offers practical advice on how to focus on the right choices, and how to derive greater satisfaction from choices that we do make.
  • Mindfulness, an influential book based on the highly innovative findings of social psychologist Dr. Ellen J. Langer and her team of researchers at Harvard made has made its mark with its unique concept of mindfulness.
  • Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt, how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback and how to be optimistic. With concrete examples, Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.
  • The Inspire Action Journal contains inspirational quotes and actions to embed positive psychology practices. This journal has been designed for you to capture your thoughts, ideas, emotion and goals, and to inspire you and help you achieve those goals by keeping a positive psychology focus. This journal pairs with our Inspire Actions Cards, which you can buy as a set.
  • The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky offers a practical approach to help readers increase their set point, and find a level of happiness above that which they would normally feel, and feel more satisfaction in life.
  • The father of modern positive psychology tells the story of the transformation of the psychology discipline through the lens of his own career and change of heart.
  • The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.
  • Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Tal Ben-Shahar’s Happier ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. Ben-Shahar weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier 's thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected and, yes, happier.
  • Brené Brown, well known as a number one New York Times best-selling author, has released a new book for anyone wanting to step up and make a difference through leadership.
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches that by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
  • Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.
  • This book is a leading neuroscientist’s look at the neurobiology of pleasure and how pleasures can become addictions.
  • Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness over 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. Designing Positive Psychology evaluates the first decade of Positive Psychology from the perspective of many leading researchers in the field.
  • Counterclockwise describes ways to reorient our attitudes and language in order to achieve better health. Langer shows the ways in which belief in physical limits can be constraints and demonstrates how the desire for certainty in medical diagnosis and treatment often prevents fully exploiting the power of uncertainty.
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