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29th November 2012 – The Queens Club, Baron’s court

6 - 9 p.m.

Miriam Akhtar – Positive Psychology in Practice

Miriam is considered one the leading practitioners of Positive Psychology, holding a masters (with distinction) in this field. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of West England. Miriam currently works as a coach and trainer within a range of organisations including Rolls-Royce, O2 and How to Thrive, a social enterprise which delivers the Penn Resilience Programme in the UK. Also, Miriam is proud to be a founder member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP). She has also released an audio CD in order to communicate her techniques in Positive Psychology called The Happiness Training Plan and has also recently released a book entitled ‘Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression, Self-Help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength & Well-being ‘(Watkins, 2012). She also writes for Positive Psychology News, the no1 website in the field. And is the author of 4 books in total and one of the 100 ‘happiness professors from around the world’ who contributed to The World Book of Happiness.
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Publications:
Akhtar, M. (2012). Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression: Self-help Strategies for Happiness, Inner Strength and Well-being. Watkins Publishing. Contributed a chapter in Bormans, L (2011). World Book of Happiness. Marshall Cavendish International Asia.

Resources:
Applying Positive psychology to alcohol-misusing adolescents: a group intervention by Miriam Akhtar and Dr Ilona Boniwell

Miriam writes about the ‘Health/Disease Continuum’ and ‘The Dogged pursuit of Happiness’

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