All of our products are designed to integrate with our
to provide your organization with a quality
program that will foster effective and lasting behavior
change. These products are also available for those
companies that desire to introduce the concepts of
preventing depression to the workforce but are not yet
ready to conduct an entire program. Because we
understand that information alone does not lead to
implementation, we have included practical suggestions
for applying the skills of
mindfulness, optimism, and
resilience to day to day life.
Prevention of Depression: This book
provides your employees with a more comprehensive
understanding of depression, treatment options and the
prevention. It is written in an easy to read format that
will foster the development of psychologically healthy
wellness behaviors. It includes 90 practical tips for
developing mindfulness, optimism and resilience that
will help your employees apply these skills in everyday
life. This is a great option for you if you want your
employees to gain a deeper understanding of the key
skills for the prevention of depression.
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chapter from The Prevention of Depression.
Cost for The Prevention of Depression: $15.95 per copy.
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Take your time
to read this book. It may more be helpful to read a
tip per day and try to put it into practice that day
than to try to read it cover to cover. There are
several strategies you might try.
You might try to have a
“mindfulness month” (or an optimism or a
resilience month). During this month, you
make the attempt to continue to bring yourself back
to the awareness of the principles associated with
each of these thinking skills. It provides you with
a good way of getting immersed in a new way of
approaching your thoughts about your life.
Alternately, you might try a
mindfulness tip on Monday, optimism on Tuesday,
resilience on Wednesday and so on. There are some
similarities between each of these skills and all
three types of thinking will be integrated
into an emotionally healthy and well individual.
You can assign the chapters as part
of a homework assignment. For example,
between sessions you might ask your client to work
on exercises drawn from “Mindfulness: On Purpose” to
help to provide practical effort to become more
purposeful in part of the treatment plan.
You can select a particular exercise
and use it during a session. This provides an
opportunity to do change the dynamic of the
session from focus on reporting about the past
to working on something in the present moment. This
is the kind of skill that a client must develop in
order to successfully apply the techniques taught
Set up a book discussion group.
Although the initial chapters are more informational
than opinion, starting with the chapter on
prevention, it could be quite useful to discuss the
ideas presented with a group.
A weekly discussion might center on
the “on purpose” tips from the mindfulness chapter.
What does it mean to live your life “on purpose?”
What is the tip you find easiest to
incorporate into your life? Why? What is the
Wellness coaches might consider using
this book as an outline for working with the
emotional wellness needs of clients. The first
two chapters provide opportunities to assess
and discuss any needs to intervene if
depression has become a dangerous part of someone’s
The tips can be used to discuss
opportunities to take specific actions that can
improve emotional functioning. While the book is
written to address the prevention of depression,
anxiety problems are quite likely to co-exist with
depression and these skills are helpful to alleviate
anxiety as well.
This also provides a simple way for
coaches to hold clients accountable for taking steps
to improve their emotional wellness and to explore
alternatives to achieve these goals.
Many organizations discover, during
the annual Health Risk Assessments that stress and
depression are issues that employees need to
address. It can be quite difficult to adequately
design and implement a program to improve emotional
wellness. Many wellness professionals do not have
expertise in this area and/or the resources to put
together a comprehensive program (like the one our
group offers, The Healthy Thinking Initiative).
An alternative to a full program
would be to purchase a copy of this book for each
employee. Your wellness team might then incorporate
some of the suggestions above for individual, small
group, and coaching to make this book worthwhile to
Bulk orders of this book are available. If you would
like to learn more please call at (262) 544-6486 or
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