Seven Strategies for Positive Aging
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.
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.
- June 2008
- 6.1 × 9.2 in
/ 288 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“An increasing number of
books address human aging.
Some are scholarly descriptions
of the physical and mental
decline that accompanies
aging. Many more are popular
prescriptions for avoiding
that decline, with formulas for
keeping physically or mentally
younger. Robert Hill takes a
different approach. First he
confirms that aging, and even
decline, are inevitable. But then he suggests that maturation
is the completion of life. And most importantly, he offers
strategies for making the most of one’s later years. Seven
Strategies for Positive Aging can help you optimize this experience
for yourself, for those you care about, or for your
professional clientele.” — John Nelson, co-author of What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement
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