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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!

  • 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.
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    Putting current research on wellbeing into practice, Circle Solutions by Sue Roffey addresses issues not incidents, solutions rather than problems, and strengths rather than deficits, providing a framework for student engagement and learning.
  • 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.
  • Receive a discount of 10% when you buy both the Inspire Action Cards and our Inspire Action Journal as a set.
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    Harnessing Strengths Bundle

    USD $53.09 USD $46.64
    Enhance your understanding of the importance of using your strengths in your life as well as encouraging and enabling others to do the same. Use these cards to facilitate strengths-based conversations at home or at work, and introduce people to their strengths in simple ways.” Usually $73.99 reduced to $65
  • Using marvellous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Norman Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
  • 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.
  • A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.
  • 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.
  • Drawing on more than twenty years of academic research, consulting and her own experiences over-coming adversity, Susan David PhD, a psychologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, has pioneered a new way to enable us to make peace with our inner-self, achieve our most valued goals, make real change and live life to the fullest.
  • In The Upside of Stress, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t bad. Highlighting new research that indicates stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier if we learn how to embrace it.

  • Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher, psychologist, life and organisational coach, and expert in positive psychology, presents a wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put to use right away in your coaching practice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
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    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.
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    World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly ground-breaking idea—the power of our mindset.
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    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
  • Celebrating Strengths combines the latest research from positive psychology with two ancient teaching methods, oral story telling and community celebration, to bring the concept of the strengths-based schools to life.
  • A Life Worth Living brings together the latest thought on happiness, well-being, spirituality and embracing goals.
  • Average to A+ represents the cutting edge of the strengths approach, and is the standard bearer for the realisation of human strengths and human possibility.
  • Yarralin

    USD $11.44
    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.
  • 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.
  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a widely recognised process for engaging people in organizational development and change management. Based on conversational practice, it is a particular way of asking questions, fostering relationships and increasing an organization's capacity for collaboration and change.
  • 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.
  • A Primer in Positive Psychology is thoroughly grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as pleasure and flow; positive traits such as character strengths, values, and talents; and the social institutions that enable these subjects as well as what recent research might contribute to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.
  • Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions: anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness, and shows how they cascade across our faces, providing clear signals to those who can identify the clues.
  • In The Emotionally Intelligent Manager by David R. Caruso and Peter Salovey show that emotion is not just important, its absolutely necessary for us to make good decisions, take action to solve problems, cope with change, and succeed.
  • 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”.
  •   Give the gift of wellbeing with this bundle of products, and save over 20% on the regular retail price. The Wellbeing Bundle contains the following items: 1 x set of Inspire Action Cards 1 x Inspire Action Journal 1 x set of Resilience Cards 1 x Willpower Book by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney 1 x Free Positive Emotions Calico Bag All card sets come with their own suggested uses for facilitators and for families. More information on each item can be found below.  
  • Kids Bundle

    USD $28.70
      Give a child the gift of Positive Psychology with our kids book bundle, and save over 20% on the regular retail price. The Kids Bundle contains the following positive psychology books for children: 1 x The Scribblybark Tree and the Dragon (Camp Quality, Sue Langley) 1 x Yarralin (Camp Quality, Sue Langley) 1 x Where all Amazing Things Start (Angela Bertram) It also contains 1 x free Positive Emotions Calico Bag More information on each book can be found below.  
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