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References to Positivity

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What Is Positivity? The Definition May Surprise You

Holzel, B.K., Carmody J, Vangel M, et al (2011, January 30). Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Oxford Dictionaries Online. Definition of positivity in English. Retrieved 2018, October 16 from https://en.oxforddictionaries.com

UpRising Leadership Programme [UpRising UK]. (2016, July 20). The Science Behind Mindfulness Meditation [Video file]. Retrieved from  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTA0j8FfCvs

How to Create Positivity in Life When You Have a Mental Illness

Mental Health America. (2018). The State of Mental Health in America. [Web page]. Available at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/state-mental-health-america [Accessed 27 Oct. 2018].

The Power of Positivity When You Live with Mental Illness

Goleman, D. (2013) The Hidden Driver of Excellence. New York City, NY: Harper Collins

Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

Milton, J., & Lewalski, B. K. (2007). Paradise Lost. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing

Peters, D. (2011). Wellbeing and Positive Thinking. Mental Health Foundation Podcast. Retrieved October 21 2018, from https://m.soundcloud.com/mentalhealthfoundation/wellbeing-and-positive

5 Positivity Tips to Become More Positive Today

Blaszczak-Boxe, A. (2016, July 14). Eating More Fruits & Veggies May Make You Happier. [Online article]. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/55407-eating-more-fruits-veggies-linked-with-life-satisfaction.html

Huffington Post, CA. (2015, May 2nd). Benefits of Reading Include Happiness and Satisfaction In Life. [Blog post] Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/05/benefits-of-reading_n_9170908.html

Sarkar C & Webster C. & Gallacher J. (2018). Residential greenness and prevalence of major depressive disorders: a cross-sectional, observational, associational study of 94 879 adult UK Biobank participants. Lancet Planet Health, Volume 2., pp. e162 - e173.

Positive Words for People with Mental Illness

A.A. Milne Quotes. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved October 25, 2018, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/a_a_milne_402613

Alcott, L.M (1832-1888) [1953]. Little Women. London, UK: Penguin Books

Haig, M.(2015) Reasons to Stay Alive. Edinburgh, GB: Canongate Books

J.K. Rowling Quotes. (n.d.). Goodreads.com. Retrieved October 25 from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/723814-words-are-in-my-not-so-humble-opinion-our-most-inexhaustible-source

Storr, A. (1990) Churchill's Black Dog, Kafka's Mice, and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind. London, UK: Ballantine Books

Withey, J., & Sagan, O. (2017) The Recovery Letters. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Positivity for Depression: Is That Even Possible?

Storr, A. (1990) Churchill's Black Dog, Kafka's Mice, and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind. London, UK: Ballantine Books.

5 Powerful Positivity Examples to Improve Your Attitude

Heisler, M. (2016, August 29). Negativity Sells [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-heisler/the-motivation-of-negativ_b_11736090.html


Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950
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Woods, G. (2017 June 13). Examples of a Positive Attitude. Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/article/166436-examples-of-a-positive-attitude/

How to Develop a Positive Personality

Creative Affirmations (n.d.). Which positive character traits do you want to develop? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.creativeaffirmations.com/positive-character-traits.html

Positive [Def. 1]. (n.d.). In Collins Dictionary Online, Retrieved October 25, 2018,
from https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/positive

Tracy, B.M. [Brian Tracy]. (2012, June 11). 7 Keys to a Positive Personality
 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtEeWPW37c&feature=youtu.be

How to Give Off Positive Vibes

Haden, J. (2017, March 9). Science Says These 11 Body Language Secrets Will Make You More Successful [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/science-says-these-11-body-language-secrets-will-make-you-more-successful.html.

How to Make Your Own Positivity Wall

DeMelo, J. (2016, March 24). The Incredible Ways Visualization Can Improve Your Health. Retrieved from https://www.health.com/mind-body/visualization-techniques

10 Amazing Positivity Facts to Improve Your Outlook

Berges, I.M., Markides, K.S., Ostir, G.V., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2007, September 1). Hypertension in Older Adults and the Role of Positive Emotions. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1615677/
Burton, C. M. & King, L. A. (2004). The health benefits of writing about intensely positive experiences. Journal of Research in Personality, Volume 38. (Issue 2). pp. 150-16.

Danner, D.D, Snowdon D, A. & Friesen, W. V. (2001) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. American Psychological Association, Volume 80. (Issue 5). pp 804-813)

Doidge, N (2007) The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. New York City, NY: Penguin

Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

TEDx Talks (2015, April 24). Healing illness with the subconscious mind | Danna Pycher | TEDxPineCrest School [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpPQDSWD0k

Positivity and Happiness: The Secrets to Achieving Both (When Living with Mental Illness)

Tolle, E. (1999). The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. UK: Hodder & Stoughton

Positive News: How It Affects You and Where to Find It

Pattillo, A. (2018, June 1). Too much bad news can make you sick. [Blog post].
Retrieved from https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/01/health/bad-news-bad-health/index.html

Does False Positivity, Fake Positivity, Help or Hurt You?

DeMelo, J. (2016, March 24). The Incredible Ways Visualization Can Improve Your Health. Retrieved from https://www.health.com/mind-body/visualization-techniques

What Positivity Mantras Promote Mental Health?

Bernal, S. (n.d.) 4 Simple Mantras to Help You Stay Positive and Happy [Blog post] Retrieved from https://tinybuddha.com/blog/4-simple-mantras-to-help-you-stay-positive-and-happy/

Kasper, C. & Kelly, P.W. (2014). Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 32, p.80.

Positive Messages for a Mental Health Crisis

Goodreads. (n.d.). Mental Illness Quotes. Retrieved 15 November 2018 from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/mental-illness

www.calm.com – for meditations, sleep stories and positive thinking exercises.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net – for crisis support and mental health information.

Positive Reminders Help When Mental Health Is Challenging

Economy, P. (2015, November 5) 26 Brilliant Quotes on the Super Power of Words [Blog post] Retrieved from https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/26-brilliant-quotes-on-the-super-power-of-words.html.

Goodreads. (n.d.) Quotes by Mother Teresa. Retrieved 15 November 2018 from https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/18064-kind-words-can-be-short-and-easy-to-speak-but.

www.happify.com – positive thinking and happiness exercises.

Positivity Tattoos: Images and Symbols for Positivity

Lowndes C, (Producer) & Cohen, R.M. (Director) (2018). Explained: Tattoo [Video file]. Retrieved from www.netflix.com

Create a Positivity Jar to Remember Good Times

Goodreads. (n.d.) Quotes by Kurt Vonnegut. Retrieved 15 November 2018 from
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/471392-enjoy-the-little-things-in-life-because-one-day-you-ll.

Why Keep a Positivity Journal?

Nguyen, T. (2017, December 6) 10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get from Keeping a Journal [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/benefits-of-journaling_b_6648884.

What is Positive Thinking?

Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

Smith, M.A. (2015) Calm: Calm the mind, change the world. UK, Penguin Random House.

Templar, R (2006) The Rules of Life. Edinburgh, Pearson

Benefits of Positive Thinking: How It Helps Your Mental Health

[AsapSCIENCE]. (2013, January 17). The Scientific Power of Thought. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v-IMSKOtoE
 
[Nucleus Medical Media]. (2015, May 15). Brain and Mental Health | Nucleus Health. Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyxCjnHqBq8

Virtue, D. (2015). Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama. London, Hay House.

White, C (2015, October 7) Mental As: Does positive thinking really improve mental health? [News article] Retrieved 15 November 2018 from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-07/does-positive-thinking-improve-your-mental-health/6817248.

How to Think Positive: Positive Thinking Exercises and Tips

Smith, M.A. (2015) Calm: Calm the mind, change the world. UK, Penguin Random House.

How to Be More Positive When You’re Depressed

Lyubomirsky, S. (n.d). Stay Positive. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/stay-positive.

Rowling, J.K. (1999). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. London, Bloomsbury.

www.blurtitout.org – UK mental health foundation.

Ways of Being Positive When Anxiety Creates Negativity

AADA (n.d.) Facts & Statistics. Retrieved on 15 November 2018 from https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics.

Picoult, J. (2011). Sing You Home. Washington, Washington Square Press.

How to Focus on the Positive When Your Mental Health is a Mess

Free Audio Resources for Mindfulness Meditation. (2018, September 19). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://www.mindful.org/audio-resources-for-mindfulness-meditation/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Homepage. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

How to Create and Keep a Positive Mindset Despite Mental Illness

Ackerman, C. (2018, July 5). What is Positive Mindset and 89 Ways to Achieve a Positive Mental Attitude [Blog post] Retrieved from https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/positive-mindset/.

BrainyQuote. (n.d.) Helen Keller Quotes. Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/helen_keller.

What Positive Thoughts Can Help Mental Health Recovery?

Ackerman, C. (2017, March 20) 25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/cbt-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-techniques-worksheets/.

How to Be More Positive at Work When Mental Illness Makes It Hard

The ADA. (n.d.) Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace and the ADA [Article] Retrieved from https://adata.org/factsheet/health.

What Is a Positive Attitude?

Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950.

How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude Despite Depression

Sykes, L. (2017, August 20). 4 Tips for Staying Well in Mental Illness Recovery. Retrieved 15 November 2018 from https://themighty.com/2017/08/recovery-mental-illness-tips/

Positive Thoughts for People with Mental Illness

Haig, M. (2015) Reasons to Stay Alive. Edinburgh, Canongate Books

Haig, M. (2018) Notes on a Nervous Planet. Edinburgh, Canongate Books.

http://www.upworthy.com & www.goodnewsnetwork.org – positive news websites.

www.headspace.com. & www.calm.com.  – meditation resources.

What is Negative Thinking? How It Destroys Your Mental Health

Cicetti, F. (2012, August 2) Can Negative Thoughts Be Stopped? Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/36586-stop-negative-thoughts-depression.html.

Mayo Clinic. (2017, February 18). Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950.

Negative thinking. (n.d.). Retrieved November 20, 2018, from https://www.rethink.org/diagnosis-treatment/symptoms/negative-thinking.

Power of Positivity. (2018, October 11). 3 Reasons People Have Negative Thoughts. Retrieved from https://www.powerofpositivity.com/3-reasons-negative-thoughts/.

Why Am I So Negative and Angry and Depressed?

Council, F. C. (2018, April 25). 11 Ways To Stop Negative Thought Patterns And Move Forward. Retrieved November 20, 2018, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/04/25/11-ways-to-stop-negative-thought-patterns-and-move-forward/#20da14ae19ff.

Stress Symptoms. (n.d.). Retrieved November 21, 2018, from https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-symptoms-effects_of-stress-on-the-body#2.

What Causes Negative Thoughts and How to Stop Them?

Flintoff, J. (2014, August 10). How to silence negative thinking. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/11/how-to-silence-negative-thinking.

History of Cognitive Behavior Therapy - CBT | Beck Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22, 2018, from https://beckinstitute.org/about-beck/our-history/history-of-cognitive-therapy/.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Homepage. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

Negative Thinking and Depression: How One Fuels the Other

Iliades, C. (2016, March 10). Spotting the Signs of Depression. Retrieved November 23, 2018, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/symptoms.aspx

Morin, A., & Lcsw. (n.d.). How Many People Are Actually Affected by Depression Every Year? Retrieved November 23, 2018, from https://www.verywellmind.com/depression-statistics-everyone-should-know-4159056.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Homepage. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

Negative Thoughts and Anxiety: Is There Anything That Helps?

Ankrom, S. (n.d.). Are You Experiencing Normal Anxiety or an Anxiety Disorder? Retrieved November 23, 2018, from https://www.verywellmind.com/is-it-normal-anxiety-or-an-anxiety-disorder-2584401.

Facts & Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved November 23, 2018, from https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics.

Kannis-Dymand, L., & Carter, J. D. (2015). How to deal with anxiety: A 5-step, CBT-based plan for overcoming generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and worry. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Examples of Negative Thoughts in People with Mental Illness

Banes Talking Therapies. (2018). Managing Negative Thinking Workshop Handouts [Pamphlet]. England: NHS.

History of Cognitive Behavior Therapy - CBT | Beck Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved November 22, 2018, from https://beckinstitute.org/about-beck/our-history/history-of-cognitive-therapy/.

What Negative Thinking Patterns Should I Avoid?

Banes Talking Therapies. (2018). Managing Negative Thinking Workshop Handouts [Pamphlet]. England: NHS.

Miles, P., & Shafran, R. (2015). The CBT Handbook: A comprehensive guide to using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to overcome depression, anxiety and anger [Pamphlet]. London, UK: Robinson.

How to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts. Stop Being Negative

Bartosh, A. (2016, August 24). Negative Core Beliefs in CBT. Retrieved from https://beckinstitute.org/negative-core-beliefs-in-cbt/

Miles, P., & Shafran, R. (2015). The CBT Handbook: A comprehensive guide to using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to overcome depression, anxiety and anger[. Pamphlet]. London, UK: Robinson.

What is Thought-Stopping? Therapy, Techniques, Exercises

Ankrom, S., & Gans, S. (n.d.). How Thought-Stopping Works to Banish Negative Thinking. Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-thought-stopping-and-how-does-it-work-2584122.

Banes Talking Therapies. (2018). Managing Negative Thinking Workshop Handouts [Pamphlet]. England.

How to Stop Thinking Negatively About Yourself

Julia Kristina Counselling. (2017, April 26). How to Stop Negative Self-Talk [Video blog post]. Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dI5Uq-HlaI.

The School of Life. (2016, February 1). Self Compassion [YouTube Video]. Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kfUE41-JFw.

What Can I Do About OCD and Negative Thoughts?

Brosnan, L. (2007). Overcoming: An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. London, UK: Robinson.

Winerman, L. (October 2011), Suppressing the White Bears. Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/10/unwanted-thoughts.aspx

I Think Bad Thoughts: What Can I Do?

Brosnan, L. (2007). Overcoming: An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. London, UK: Robinson.

Gordon, B. (2017). Mad Girl. London, UK: Headline.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Homepage. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2018, from https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). (2016, September 17). Retrieved November 26, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354438

APA Reference
Smith, E. (2018, December 11). References to Positivity, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, October 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/self-help/positivity/references-to-positivity

Last Updated: December 12, 2018

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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