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(p. 68) Session Nine: Hope and Optimism 

(p. 68) Session Nine: Hope and Optimism
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(p. 68) Session Nine: Hope and Optimism
Author(s):

Tayyab Rashid

and Martin Seligman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920241.003.0010
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date: 16 January 2019

Thinking about a different and desirable future and finding paths to achieve that future are one of the most remarkable human capacities. Hope and optimism are inherent in this capacity. In Session Nine, clients learn to see the best possible, realistic outcomes. They learn that challenges are temporary and how to develop a sense of hope. The central positive psychotherapy practice covered in this session is One Door Closes, Another Door Opens. The chapter provides a list of readings, videos, and websites that relate to hope and optimism and offers a worksheet to practice the concepts learned in the chapter. The chapter also includes a real-life case study that illustrates how to practice hope and optimism.

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