Discover the secret to positivity by tapping into your inner strengths
As a teen, your brain is changing every day. You're more aware of the challenges and difficulties of life. You're questioning everything. And you can tell when grownups are being fake or dishonest. All of these sudden realizations can be overwhelming, and as a result, you may fall into a "negativity trap." And while there's nothing wrong with a little sarcasm or skepticism--after a while, negative thoughts have a way of turning inward, causing stress, damaging your self-esteem, and crushing your confidence. So, how can you start building the real positivity you need to be happy, healthy, and in control of your life?
You only need to look inside yourself.
In this unique workbook, you'll learn to tap into the power of your own character strengths--such as bravery, creativity, being a good friend, perseverance, honesty, and more--in order to build self-confidence, boost a positive attitude, and cope with the inevitable stress of life. You'll also find out how to spot strengths in those around you, such as friends, family, teachers, and more. Finally, you'll discover how your own character strengths can help bolster your engagement in life, enhance positive and healthy relationships, give your life greater meaning, increase your accomplishments, and even improve your physical health.
This isn't a workbook to help you be sunny and happy for the benefit of others. It's not a workbook to help you ignore the difficulties and injustices of our world. What it is is a toolkit for finding your own inner strengths and using those strengths to be your very best. Imagine all you can accomplish with the power of real positivity--both for yourself and the world
About the Author
Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD, is an award-winning licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, published author, millennial expert, TEDx speaker, and media personality. She earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Notre Dame; and completed her internship at the University of California, Berkeley, where she had the distinction of receiving a national honor when selected for the Outstanding Graduate Student/Intern Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 17. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Saedi Bocci is a columnist for Psychology Today; her Millennial Media blog has garnered over three million hits worldwide. She is also author of The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox, The Social Media Workbook forTeens, Digital Detox Card Deck, and PhDiva. She is a highly sought-after expert for top media outlets, including The New York Times, Newsweek, TIME, and ABCNews; and has served as a recurring guest on the acclaimed morning television show, AM Northwest, as well as Good Morning San Diego. She currently serves as adjunct professor in Pepperdine University's graduate school of education and psychology. Her highest strengths are honesty, perspective, perseverance, social intelligence, hope, and zest. Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is a leading figure in the global education, research, and practice of character strengths that are found in all human beings. He is education director of the renown VIA Institute on Character, a nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, OH, that leads the advancement of the science of character strengths. He is an award-winning psychologist; certified coach; annual instructor at the University of Pennsylvania; and author and coauthor of ten books, nearly one hundred academic papers, and several-hundred user-friendly articles. Niemiec's books include the best-selling The Power of Character Strengths; and other leading books, including The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief, Character Strengths Interventions, and Mindfulness and Character Strengths. As a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader, he has offered several hundred presentations on positive psychology topics across the globe. He is a fellow of the International Positive Psychology Association, and serves on their Council of Advisors. He lives in Cincinnati, OH, with his wife and three young, zestful children. His highest strengths are hope, love, honesty, fairness, spirituality, and appreciation of beauty.