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A practical companion to Robert Hill’s Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Seven Strategies for Positive Aging presents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills. In Positive Aging, Dr. Hill challenged traditional conceptions about aging and offered a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature of aging. He argued that “Positive Agers” can be found everywhere, and come from all walks of life. They find satisfaction in life regardless of their personal circumstances. By adopting affirmative lifestyle choices and positive spirituality, they are able to age well.

In his new book, Robert Hill explains how anyone can adopt and develop positive aging skills. Dr. Hill has drawn upon the theoretical perspective first presented in Positive Aging to develop practical exercises and techniques that are easily accessible to the reader interested in discovering how best to adapt to the aging process. The reader will discover meaning through lifespan learning, learn how to transform age-related decline, and find out how to employ the principles of continuity in order to feel good about oneself, even during challenging times. The reader will also learn how to apply “meaning-centered” techniques of belonging, altruism, gratitude, and forgiveness in his or her own life, in order to enhance emotional health. These techniques are organized into seven distinct chapters: Learning, Meaning, Wisdom, Belonging, Helping, Gratitude, and Forgiveness.

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Repealing the law of gravity would help. That being impossible, Hill (educational psychology, U. of Utah) gently offers realistic alternatives, urging those facing aging to find meaning, keep learning, use the past to cultivate wisdom, strengthen relationships, give and accept help, forgive oneself and others, and develop a grateful attitude. He admits this may take work, as society places less and less value on the sagacity that only comes from experience and more and more on plastic surgery, but he also provides steps to take and models to follow. Come to think of it, Hill's seven strategies would work at any stage of life, but perhaps it is the privilege of age that those of us who have attained it are wise enough to follow his advice. This would work well for group reading and follow-up as well as for self-study. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Filled with practical and effective strategies, skill-building techniques, and advice based on the most recent research on the psychology of aging, Dr. Hill demonstrates how people can help themselves age productively and positively.

Synopsis:

Filled with practical and effective strategies, skill-buildingtechniques, and advice based on the most recent research on thepsychology of aging, Dr. Hill demonstrates how people can helpthemselves age productively and positively.

Synopsis:

A practical companion to Robert Hill's , presents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills. In , Dr. Hill challenged traditional conceptions about aging and offered a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature of aging. He argued that "Positive Agers" can be found everywhere, and come from all walks of life. They find satisfaction in life regardless of their personal circumstances. By adopting affirmative lifestyle choices and positive spirituality, they are able to age well.

Synopsis:

A practical companion to Robert Hill"s Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Seven Strategies for Positive Agingpresents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills. In Positive Aging, Dr. Hill challenged traditional conceptions about aging and offered a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature of aging. He argued that 'Positive Agers' can be found everywhere, and come from all walks of life. They find satisfaction in life regardless of their personal circumstances. By adopting affirmative lifestyle choices and positive spirituality, they are able to age well.

In his new book, Robert Hill explains how anyone can adopt and develop positive aging skills. Dr. Hill has drawn upon the theoretical perspective first presented in Positive Agingto develop practical exercises and techniques that are easily accessible to the reader interested in discovering how best to adapt to the aging process. The reader will discover meaning through lifespan learning, learn how to transform age-related decline, and find out how to employ the principles of continuity in order to feel good about oneself, even during challenging times. The reader will also learn how to apply 'meaning-centered' techniques of belonging, altruism, gratitude, and forgiveness in his or her own life, in order to enhance emotional health. These techniques are organized into seven distinct chapters: Learning, Meaning, Wisdom, Belonging, Helping, Gratitude, and Forgiveness.

About the Author

Dr. Robert D. Hill has studied issues of normal and pathological aging internationally at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and in the Netherlands through a Fulbright Fellowship at Maastricht University where he developed and wrote Positive Aging. A licensed psychologist in the State of Utah and the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, he holds a diplomate in Counseling Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393705232
Author:
Hill, Robert D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Developmental - Adulthood & Aging
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Older people - Health and hygiene
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Norton Professional Books
Publication Date:
June 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Filled with practical and effective strategies, skill-building techniques, and advice based on the most recent research on the psychology of aging, Dr. Hill demonstrates how people can help themselves age productively and positively.
"Synopsis" by , Filled with practical and effective strategies, skill-buildingtechniques, and advice based on the most recent research on thepsychology of aging, Dr. Hill demonstrates how people can helpthemselves age productively and positively.
"Synopsis" by , A practical companion to Robert Hill's , presents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills. In , Dr. Hill challenged traditional conceptions about aging and offered a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature of aging. He argued that "Positive Agers" can be found everywhere, and come from all walks of life. They find satisfaction in life regardless of their personal circumstances. By adopting affirmative lifestyle choices and positive spirituality, they are able to age well.
"Synopsis" by , A practical companion to Robert Hill"s Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Seven Strategies for Positive Agingpresents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills. In Positive Aging, Dr. Hill challenged traditional conceptions about aging and offered a new theoretical framework for understanding the nature of aging. He argued that 'Positive Agers' can be found everywhere, and come from all walks of life. They find satisfaction in life regardless of their personal circumstances. By adopting affirmative lifestyle choices and positive spirituality, they are able to age well.

In his new book, Robert Hill explains how anyone can adopt and develop positive aging skills. Dr. Hill has drawn upon the theoretical perspective first presented in Positive Agingto develop practical exercises and techniques that are easily accessible to the reader interested in discovering how best to adapt to the aging process. The reader will discover meaning through lifespan learning, learn how to transform age-related decline, and find out how to employ the principles of continuity in order to feel good about oneself, even during challenging times. The reader will also learn how to apply 'meaning-centered' techniques of belonging, altruism, gratitude, and forgiveness in his or her own life, in order to enhance emotional health. These techniques are organized into seven distinct chapters: Learning, Meaning, Wisdom, Belonging, Helping, Gratitude, and Forgiveness.

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