Free Resources

*** Books – Positive Psychology Coaching ***

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching Assessment, Activities, and Strategies for Success – Robert Biswas-Diener
Coaching Plain and Simple Solutions-focused Brief Coaching Essentials – Peter Szabo and Daniel Meier
Appreciative Coaching A Positive Process for Change – Sara Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, and Ann Clancy
Positive Psychology in Coaching – Sandra Foster and Jeffrey Auerbach

*** Books – General Positive Psychology ***

The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
Positivity – Barbara Fredrickson
Self-Compassion – Kristen Neff
Mindset – Carol Dweck
Happier – Tal Ben-Shahar
A Short Course in Happiness – Lynda Wallace
Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners – Ryan Niemiec
Strengths Matter – Polly Shannon, MAPP
The Resilience Factor – Karen Reivich…/…/0767911911
*** Songs ***
How of Happiness Rap

The 24 Rap –
The 24 Rap – Instrumental…/24-rap-instrumentalby-fiona-tremba…

*** Videos ***

Science of Character – Let it Ripple

Science of Character

Kindness Cascade – Life Vest


All That We Share

*** Videos – Goals ***
How Successful People Reach their Goals (3:40) by Heidi Grant – Youtube-

What Successful People Do Differently (6:29) by Heidi Grant,

Nine Things Successful People do Differently – Book Review of Heidi Grant

*** Blogs ***

Motivational Focus – Amanda Horne on Positive Psychology News…/amanda-ho…/2015020330643
*** Links ***
Greater Good in Action
Great Good
Dan Gilbert – Ted Talk – Psychology of your Future Self…/dan_gilbert_you_are_always_changing
Nicholas Christakis –
The hidden influence of social networks…/nicholas_christakis_the_hidden_influe…

*** Links – Positive Emotions ***

Positivity (book review) Barbara Fredrickson
How to Prioritize Positivity So Great Days Happen By Design
by Eva Centeno…/how-to-prioritize-positivity-so-gr…/
The 10 Positive Emotions are: Joy, Gratitude, Serenity, Interest, Hope, Pride, Amusement, Inspiration, Awe and Love
Prioritizing Positivity: An Effective Approach to pursuing Happiness – Catalino and Fredrickson…/pu…/Catalino_Algoe_Fredrickson_2014.pdf
*** Links – Self-Compassion ***
The (5 min) Self-Compassion Break (MP3)

*** Links for Strengths ***
VIA Character
Let it Ripple – Character Day…/340_ways_to_use_charact…
Tayyab Rashid – 340 Ways to use VIA…/340_ways_to_use_charact…
Strengths Cards Games…/14_GAMES_WITH_STRENGTHS…
*** Products ***
Strengths Mat
Strengths Cards
Priced in Australian Dollars (which converts to approximately $35 USD)
*** Podcasts ***
Live Happy
Making Positive Psychology Work – Michelle Mcquaid
*** Courses ***
Free WBI Course on VIA Strengths…/character-strengths/
How does PPC differ?
“Positive Psychology Coaching differs from other forms of coaching in its focus on strengths. All seasoned coaches focus on personal assets but Positive Psychology Coaching offers a specific means for doing so that includes empirically validated assessments, theory about the origins and benefits of strengths use and language for identifying, developing and employing strengths. The other distinctive feature of Positive Psychology Coaching is attention to positivity affect. Positive Psychology Coaching is a set of tools and skills based in an empirical body of knowledge that can constitute its own distinctive brand of coaching OR be used an adjunct to existing practices.” (Robert Biswas-Diener Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching)

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