Todd B. Kashdan, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and senior scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University. He is the author of several books, including Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on CNN, National Public Radio, and other media outlets. Professional journals that Kashdan has written for include the Journal of Positive Psychology, the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and the Journal of Peronality, among many others.Joseph Ciarrochi, PhD, is a professor at University of Western Sydney. He works to help adolescents discover their voices and become forces of change in their communities. He has published a number of books that focus on promoting well- being and effectiveness in all domains of life. Topics include measuring and improving emotional intelligence, acceptance and commitment therapy (or mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training when used in a coaching context), and cultivating well-being.
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 mental health professional, you will learn a great deal from this book. --Sonja Lyubomirsky, 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 undoubtedly spark countless fresh ideas and help shape, for the better, the next wave of life-changing, positive interventions. This book will give an invaluable edge to designers and developers who want to ground their creative work in leading-edge scientific research. --Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken This is a 'greatest hits' collection of essays in practical, positive psychology. Organized by the editors' groundbreaking framework of the seven foundations of well-being, this book is a superb combination of solid theory, research, and evidence-based practice. Immediately useful to any psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, or business coach. --Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain The hallmark of our evolutionary flourishing is collaboration, and this brilliant book is a stunning example of its power. Editors Kashdan and Ciarrochi have taken two of the most influential therapies of our time--acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology--and have initiated a dialogue that both clarifies and deepens the discoveries that have emerged independently in each. By establishing seven foundations of well-being that are both scientifically based and practically oriented, they enable a coherent and fascinating look at the role of mindfulness and an array of potent, cutting-edge therapeutic strategies. This fresh synthesis is destined to be a landmark in the literature of emotional healing and spiritual transformation. --Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge