Since the 1990s clinical psychologist Dr Timothy Sharp has been helping people to become happier. As the founder of The Happiness Institute in Australia and consultant to numerous large organisations, as well as hundreds of individual clients and families, Dr Sharp has developed a range of simple but effective plans designed to increase happiness levels.
In this updated edition of The Happiness Handbook Dr Sharp introduces his latest and most powerful happiness tool: the CHOOSE Model. This distinctive new approach incorporates findings from the last few decades of positive psychology research and presents them in a way that is both practical and memorable. Timothy Sharp says: “There’s no doubt that happiness is something you choose – and this new model will help you make more decisions that will lead to more happiness.”
Dr Timothy Sharp has three degrees in psychology (including a PhD) and an impressive record as an academic, clinician and coach. He is the founder and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of The Happiness Institute, Australia’s first and now largest organisation devoted solely to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and companies. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in Positive Psychology at UTS and RMIT University. In recent years he’s received a Future Leadership Award from the Australian Davos Connection, and recognition from the Australia Day Council for his work promoting mental health and happiness. Dr Sharp is a well-regarded public speaker, and the author of numerous books including The Happiness Handbook
This book contains thoughtful practice-based written by therapists and community workers about ways of responding to violence. The papers in the first section of the book focus on ways of working with those who have experienced child sexual abuse, while the papers in the second section focus on violence in intimate relationships. The third section describes ways of working with men and young men who have enacted violence. Complex issues are considered such as the question of forgiveness; ways of acknowledging and responding to women's outrage; the experience of... More info
Engaging the Disengaged addresses strategies and models of immersive teaching and learning that lead to successful schooling outcomes. The new Australian Curriculum emphasises the importance of improved educational participation. This book will equip pre-service teachers with the tools and strategies they need to successfully implement these priorities. Drawing together a diverse range of experts, this book offers innovative ways of thinking about student engagement. Addressing education across early primary, middle and secondary school levels, it explores how differences in culture, sexuality and wealth can alienate students, and examines challenges faced by... More info
This indispensable workbook successfully combines the foundational content needed to orient play therapists to the child-centered approach with an engaging series of reflective and experiential activities designed to help develop therapeutic competence. The many activities included here allow readers to engage in an interactive process to learn the philosophy and skills of child-centered play therapy: seeing the world through the child’s eyes, empathizing, tracking, setting limits, recognizing childhood as culture, identifying themes and stages of therapy, and more. Throughout, the authors provide a personal backdrop for learning and living the child-centered play... More info