Harnessing the Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression, Increase Motivation, and Build Unshakable Resilience
by Dan Tomasulo
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 30 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 01 Jun 2020
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Cultivate hope with strengths-based practices grounded in positive psychology
If you suffer from depression, sub-clinical depression, or low mood, you may have days where you feel like you've lost hope-hope that you'll ever feel better, that the world will be a better place, or that you'll someday find the happiness that always seems to elude you. You aren't alone. Many people struggle with feelings of sadness and hopelessness- especially in our difficult, modern world. The good news is that you can change.
Learned Hopefulness offers powerful exercises grounded in evidence-based positive psychology to help you identify your strengths; ditch the self-limiting beliefs that diminish your capacity for positivity; and increase feelings of motivation, resiliency, and wellness. You'll also learn to untangle yourself from rumination over past negative events, while shifting your perspective to the present moment and anticipating your future through a more positive lens.
With this unique, compassionate, and life-affirming guide, you'll find the tools you need to break free from hopelessness and start living a life of happiness and vitality.
“This is the best go-to book on how to use hope to relieve your depression.”
—Martin Seligman, PhD, director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center, director of the master of applied positive psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania; and author of Flourish
“A life well lived is founded on meaning, purpose, and a higher calling. Moments of despair are opportunities for healing, and emotional and spiritual growth. Daniel Tomasulo’s deep understanding of the entanglement of perceptions, experiences, emotions, and modes of thinking, envisioning, and actualizing worthy goals is the perfect recipe for fulfillment, joy, peace, and expansion of awareness.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Metahuman
“If you feel like you’ve lost your way, let Dan take your hand. He has in this beautiful book laid out the steps toward hope, and I cannot think of a wiser or more compassionate companion.”
—Angela Duckworth, founder and CEO of Character Lab, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit