Book – Find Your Power

The new improved 2nd edition was published by Permanent Publications in May 2010. It features a foreword by Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, and has new material on resilience, countering depression and tackling global issues.

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“This brilliant and practical book is a call to liberation: it frees us to discover, use and enjoy the powers life has given us”
Joanna Macy, Author of World as Lover, World as Self.

Find Your Power describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change in your life and our world. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic science, it includes proven strategies for improving mood, building strengths and increasing effectiveness.

  • The first part of the book introduces motivational enhancement tools that help you become clearer about your direction and more inspired to move that way.
  • The second part offers tools for getting through blocks by looking at creative problem solving strategies, ways of dealing with fear and methods for transforming crisis or failure into turning points.
  • The third part explores how to keep yourself going in the marathon of longer term change by strengthening support around you, tapping into purposes bigger than yourself and making what you do more enjoyable.

The tools described can be used for any kind of change, from tackling depression and improving your life through to addressing world issues like peak oil and climate change.

The first edition was published in 2006 by Nicholas Brealey Publishers, was reprinted twice and attracted 15 five star reviews on Amazon UK, as well as praise from counsellors, coaches, activists, managers, doctors, permaculturists, teachers, and people wanting to bring about positive change in a range of contexts.

For a review by an environmental activist, read this.

For a review by an executive coach, read this.

For an interview by Rob Hopkins about the book,
read this.