“Like a pillar of fire, my story carries me across treacherous deserts of confusion, and stormy oceans of despair, towards freedom.”
—Tal Ben-Shahar

Do your stories carry you towards freedom or towards frustration? If you fail a test, do you think to yourself “Oh no. I need to study harder next time” or “I’m a failure”? Turns out the story you tell yourself has striking implications for how you do on the next test. Here’s the kicker: you can actually choose which story you tell yourself! Read Redirect to find out how.

Ready to chat? Go to the comment section below, and/or join the live conference call on Monday, November 2nd.

Book Discussion

When: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST
Conference Call Dial in: 323-476-3997
Conference ID: 218555#
International dial-in numbers click here.

Who should join: You.

Why join: Because we all tell ourselves stories, so why not make them empowering.

Book Summary

(from amazon.com)

What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager’s behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? There is no such pill, but story editing – the scientifically based approach described in Redirect – can accomplish all of this.

The world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows us how to redirect the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change. Fascinating, groundbreaking, and practical, Redirect demonstrates the remarkable power small changes can have on the ways we see ourselves and our environment, and how we can use this in our everyday lives.

Be sure to read Mina’s blog post about the upcoming book discussion.

About: Mina Simhai

Mina Simhai earned her Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute and served as a teaching assistant for CiPP4. She teaches positive psychology at George Washington University. She is also a recovering lawyer, yoga teacher and mother. Her latest project is bringing the tools of positive psychology to lawyers and others in the DC area and across the country. Her top strengths are judgment, love of learning, curiosity, love, and appreciation of beauty. Mina is an avid reader and looks forward to launching the WBI Book Club with you.