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Dedication to Christopher Peterson Martin Seligman: Foreword Acknowledgements Guide to the Reader Stephen Meek: Introduction 1: Geelong Grammar School: Four Brave Steps 2: The Fifth Brave Step: Positive Education 3: The Model for Positive Education 4: Flourishing 5: Character Strengths 6: Positive Relationships 7: Positive Emotions 8: Positive Health and Resilience 9: Positive Health and Mindfulness 10: Positive Engagement 11: Positive Accomplishment 12: Positive Purpose 13: Research and Evaluation 14: Looking to the Future Expert Biographies Glossary Index

About the Author

Dr Jacolyn Norrish is passionate about mental health promotion and prevention and views schools as one of the most powerful avenues for building flourishing communities. Jacolyn's PhD involved developing and testing a Positive Education program for Australian adolescents that explored concepts such as hope, kindness, meaning, character strengths, and gratitude. Jacolyn has worked with a range of schools and organisations in their application of evidence-based wellbeing initiatives, including Geelong Grammar School, Berry Street School, and the AFL Players' Association. Her interests include mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy, compassion, and altruism. She has taught wellbeing and Positive Psychology across the Psychology, Medicine, and Business faculties of Monash University.

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