Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm

Hardcover | January 28, 2014

byRobert J. Wicks

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How we see the world and ourselves is more important than what we see or have. Our perspectives are what matter. Classic wisdom literature has emphasized this for generations and clinical psychology has followed suit from its inception. In essence, living with a healthy perspective is trulytantamount to possessing the proverbial "psychological pearl of great price."Knowing this, Robert J. Wicks, world-renowned psychologist and author of Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, has assembled and offered readers the most current and powerful approaches to discovering and regaining a balanced, healthy perspective that modern psychology has to offer. In Perspective,Wicks combines top research with classic wisdom, providing accessible, practical advice to his readers. In a lively tone, he guides them through strategies on:* Understanding how the psychology of gratitude and happiness can help you perceive the beneficial things already in your life* Seeing yourself more completely through the lens of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and narrative therapy* Overcoming resistances to openness so that beneficial, needed change becomes more possible* Following a reflective regimen that can help you maintain a healthy perspective each day Wicks reveals that gaining a healthy, positive perspective will help us become the calm within the storm. Our newfound perspective will enable us to enjoy enriching experiences, maintain balance, and reach out to others without being pulled down in the process.

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How we see the world and ourselves is more important than what we see or have. Our perspectives are what matter. Classic wisdom literature has emphasized this for generations and clinical psychology has followed suit from its inception. In essence, living with a healthy perspective is trulytantamount to possessing the proverbial "psych...

Robert J. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. He has published over 50 books for professionals and the general public, including: Bounce: Living the Resilient Life; Riding the Dragon; The Inner Life of the Counselor; and Streams of C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199944555

ISBN - 13:9780199944552

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Table of Contents

The Psychological Pearl of Great Price - A PrologueA Time to See: Creating Space for a More Mindful LifeSeeing Ourselves More Completely: Fathoming the Lessons of Positive Psychology and Narrative TherapyPreventing "Spiritual Alzheimer's": Understanding the Modern Psychology of Gratitude and HappinessSeeing in the Darkness: Appreciating the Promising Paradox of Posttraumatic GrowthUncovering and Facing Inner Roadblocks: Overcoming Resistances to Openness and ChangeThe Calm within the Storm - An EpilogueAppendix I: Once Through the Portals: Daily Reflections on Reinforcing a Healthy PerspectiveReferencesReading a Bit FurtherAcknowledgmentsPermissionsIndex