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(p. 104) Session Fifteen: Meaning and Purpose 

(p. 104) Session Fifteen: Meaning and Purpose
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(p. 104) Session Fifteen: Meaning and Purpose
Author(s):

Tayyab Rashid

and Martin Seligman

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920241.003.0016
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date: 14 November 2019

This final session integrates the three phases of positive psychotherapy (PPT): the narrative of resilience (positive introduction), the hope of cultivating a better version of the self, and the aspiration of leaving a positive legacy. Meaning refers to a coherent understanding of the world that promotes the pursuit of long-term goals that provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Session Fifteen focuses on the search and pursuit of meaningful endeavors for the greater good, and the central PPT practice in this session is Positive Legacy. The chapter provides a list of readings, videos, and websites that relate to the Positive Legacy idea and offers two worksheets to practice the concepts learned in the chapter. The chapter also includes a real-life case study that illustrates Positive Legacy.

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