Books and other Media on Happiness and Success


The New Science of Happiness



Foresight recommends the following books to learn more about mental toughness and emotional resilience and create positive thinking habits that will bring success to you and your people.
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Martin Seligman
(NZ$49.95 incl GST)

From the author of the International Bestseller Authentic Happiness. In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists - and founder of the Positive Psychology movement - offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Flourish is a fascinating evolution of Seligman's thinking, and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action - innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula; a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation and character, Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well-being into both our personal lives and society as a whole. Wellbeing is a way of thinking that the new coalition government is taking very seriously indeed.


Learned Optimism

Martin Seligman
(NZ$39.95 incl GST)

Pessimists believe that bad events are their fault, will last a long time, and undermine everything - creating a sense of helplessness and even depression. Optimists believe that defeat is a temporary setback or a challenge to overcome. "Pessimism is escapable," asserts Seligman, by learning a new set of skills that will help you to take charge, resist depression, and make yourself feel better and accomplish more. In Learned Optimism he shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt, how to stop seeing the direst possible implications in every setback, how to be optimistic.

The Optimistic Child

Martin Seligman
(NZ$39.95 incl GST)

Today's children are suffering from an epidemic of depression. In The Optimistic Child Seligman and his colleagues offer parents, educators, and all interested in developing positive young people a programme clinically proven to cut that risk in half. Parents can now teach their children the skills that curb depression, boost school performance, and improve physical health. Children will develop the emotional resilience they need to be confident teenagers and adults with healthy self-esteem.

Authentic Happiness

Martin Seligman
(NZ$49.95 incl GST)

In this stimulating and persuasive book Seligman introduces the revolutionary but scientifically grounded idea of positive psychology, which focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, and asserts that you can cultivate happiness by identifying and using the strengths you already possess. By frequently calling upon your "signature strengths" in all areas of life you will strengthen your ability to handle misfortune and negative emotions, and experience life in a new, more positive, way.

Social Intelligence

Daniel Goleman
(NZ$49.95 incl GST)

Emotional intelligence was an international phenomenon. Now in Social Intelligence Goleman synthesises the latest findings in biology and brain science, showing that we are wired to connect and the surprisingly deep impact of our relationships on every aspect of our lives. He explores the answers to questions such as: Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders inspire the best in those they lead?  


Mental Toughness CD

Jamie Ford
(NZ$79.95 incl GST)

In this CD Jamie explains the vital importance and value of the X Factor as the basis for success in any aspect of life.


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