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Systematic Guide to Positive Self-Image by Jerald Forster and Jennifer Rose Will Be Displayed at the 2023 L.A. Times’ Festival of Books

The combination of optimism, mindfulness, and positive psychology is very common among the self-help publications that will be exhibited at the L.A. Times Festival of Books 2023, on April 22-23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. However, only a handful of them takes the extra effort of presenting them with the technical detail of mental health professionals. Jerald Forster and Jennifer Rose have co-authored one such book detailing effective steps toward a more pos

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“I got this book as a gift over quarantine/stay at home and am glad I was willing to get it started. The instructions and website component are clear and provide a path to creating healthy habits and cultivating resilience. I started it with a group for accountability and have found that helpful.” - Camila Gomez Wills

Every year, the L.A. Times Festival of Books will have dozens of exhibitors showcasing the newest self-help publications. A great many often present the personal experiences of authors as they transformed themselves with a combination of positive self-affirmation, mindset-changing, meditation techniques, and more. However, long-time counselor Jerald Forster and yoga and meditation teacher Jennifer Rose have co-authored a book – “Articulating Your Strengths: A Mindful Practice for Developing Your Positive Identity” – that takes a more technical yet highly informative approach.

“Articulating Your Strengths” is an application of positive psychology. And rather than just retelling personal experiences using the method, Forster and Rose describe the mental health science behind the techniques from the very first chapter. Like many self-help books, it discusses the importance of positive thinking but explains how its practice and benefits work in the context of previous psychology theories.

Jerald himself admits that many of the ideas shared in the book have been influenced by his reading of George Kelly’s Personal Construct Psychology, as well as the humanistic models of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. Most of the chapters read like simplified lists that break down each step of the process, along with what practitioners should prepare before they start. Furthermore, they cite plenty of studies to back up their claims to go with the wealth of experience they share in both counseling and higher education.

“Articulating Your Strengths: A Mindful Practice for Developing Your Positive Identity” by co-authors Jerald Forster and Jennifer Rose is a straightforward read for anyone looking for a more structured approach to achieving a positive self-image and an optimistic mindset.

The book will be exhibited at the 2023 L.A. Times Festival of Books by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at their exhibit at booth #225. Get a copy on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

To learn more about the work of Jerald Forster and Jennifer Rose, visit their website:

Author Bio

Jerald R. Forster, PhD
While pursuing his BS in math and science education, he was fortunate to take a course in counseling. This course eventually led him to enroll in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Minnesota in the early 1960’s. His PhD enabled him to start a career as a Counselor Educator at the University of Washington in 1966. He transitioned to be an Emeritus Professor in 2000. Since then, he has been active in program development and writing about the application of positive psychology. He has focused on the articulation of strengths and a positive identity. He is most interested in facilitating the optimal development of those who choose to be practitioners.

Jennifer Rose, MA
She received her 500-hour yoga teacher certification from the Himalayan Institute, established by Swami Rama. She has been teaching yoga since 2000 and meditation since 2003. She is the founder of the Clear Water Meditation Circle and the Voracious Writers Workshop as well as the moderator of the online teleconference Conversations With the Walking Yogi. She earned an MA in writing from New York University in 1993. She worked in educational publishing from 1995 to 2015 and has been teaching writing since 2015. She currently offers online writing instruction employing a strengths focus to writers of all ages..

“Articulating Your Strengths: A Mindful Practice for Developing Your Positive Identity”
Author | Jerald Forster and Jennifer Rose
Published date | March 28, 2020
Publisher | Independently Published
Genre | Mental Health

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