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About the author:
Meditation and contemplative prayer have been my spiritual foundation for over 35 years. My experiences as a hermit monk in northern Ontario shaped my early adult life, and later, I joined The Little Brothers of Jesus, a Catholic fraternity founded by Charles de Foucauld. After spending many years as a monk, I became a lay person and married Nancy, the love of my life.
More than 25 years ago, I led one of the first cognitive therapy groups in my community. Since that time, I have spent 20 years working with a cutting-edge program that focused on helping people with severe mental health concerns to think clearly and find their dreams. I credit the effectiveness of this approach to my discovery of the field of positive psychology, founded by Martin Seligman. The practice of Positive Psychology offers a recipe for contentment that I teach to my clients.
But what I find really exciting is that the synergy between positive psychology and traditional approaches creates results and benefits that far exceed either of these approaches alone.
Picture Your Life
Create a Healthy Mind and Soul
THIS IS NOT A SELF HELP BOOK!
Unlike the material that I present in this book, very little of the advice offered in self-help books has undergone any rigorous scientific testing.
I have created a practical manual that will enhance your life if you follow it. There are no new ideas here. Instead, I've drawn from ancient wisdom passed down through the years combined with recent work in the field of positive psychology and cognitive therapy. I've combined these ideas to create a practical approach that has helped my clients make changes to their lives.
In this handbook, I describe four areas or frames of life and FRAMES exercises that have been designed to help keep life focused and clear.
Here are the 4 frames:
Frame 1, Picturing a life with purpose and direction, focuses on life planning and goal setting.
Frame 2, Picturing a life with magnificent mental health helps us manage thoughts that trouble us and make us anxious, worried or depressed.
Frame 3, Picturing a life with loving relationships helps us deal with relationships in a loving manner, face conflicts or accept the reality of the personalities we live with.
Frame 4, Picturing a life of serenity helps us visualize a life filled with calm and peace, making our life as serine as it can be.
Each Frame contains practical concepts drawn from scientific and ancient wisdom literature that are supported by well-researched exercises.
How to use this little handbook
You can read this book cover to cover or you can focus on the Frame that you are drawn to, the areas in your life that need work. Some sections will guide you to the FRAMES exercises at the end of the book.
Picture Your Life will help readers create a healthy mind and find the beauty of the soul!
- Publication Date:
- 0981216129 / 9780981216126
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth