The course entails readings from one primary text-Todd Kashdan
and Joe Ciarrochi's Mindfulness,
Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of
Well-Being. (April 2013, Context Press). In addition,
each week Joe will post relevant research articles, videos,
and blog entries for the next week on the class' password-protected
What people are saying about this book:
"The hallmark of our evolutionary flourishing is collaboration,
and this brilliant book is a stunning example of its power.
It takes two of the most influential fields of study of our
time--Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology-and
initiated a dialogue that both clarifies and deepens the discoveries
that have emerged independently in each."
-Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
and True Refuge
"Unifying two important fields--Positive Psychology
and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy--Kashdan and Ciarrochi's
volume contains multiple gems of contributions from the preeminent
figures in psychology. Whether you are an expert or a novice,
a student or a practitioner, you will learn a great deal from
-Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD Professor of Psychology
at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The
How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness
"To every innovator working to create new tools and
technologies for increased well-being: Mindfulness,
Acceptance, and Positive Psychology should immediately
go to the top of your must-read list. The new research and provocative
ideas in this collection will spark fresh ideas and help shape,
for the better, the next wave of life-changing, positive interventions."
-Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the New
York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken
7. What People Say About Joe
"Joe is an outstanding presenter, captivating to listen
to, always engaging, witty, fun and intelligent."
"Joe was brilliant on Saturday-- fun, interactive,
informative, and he made me think quite deeply at times. I have
already started to practice some of the interventions and mindful
awareness processes. They will be useful for my clients and
for myself. I can already see that that this will require much
practice. Thanks for a great workshop, Joe." 4/9/13
"I found this a valuable day spent reflecting and
re-evaluating what it is that is important in my life. You put
into perspective what is REAL & AUTHENTIC."
"I found great value in the Mindfulness activities.
I will continue practicing these myself and with others. The
knowledge you have of well-being is tremendous and inspiring
- you make this field so interesting."
"The 'values' activities affirmed for me what is important
and worthwhile as a lighthouse for me."
"Wow! I really enjoyed listening to Joseph. He is
exceptionally personable and humorous. "
" Joseph was an engaging speaker. I loved the visual
representation of his concepts"
"This class provided me with the strategies of 'putting
on the brakes' in my life, re-centering my focus and reigniting
my VALUE and my commitment. Joe reminded me to be mindful of
who I am, what I am and how I can positively maintain who I