Depression is one of the three primary reasons why employees miss work and are less productive, creative and cooperative when they are present. One of the biggest problems in treating depression is that people rarely like admitting they are feeling depressed, even to themselves.
The Pursuit of Happiness, a self-guided workbook, is an amalgam of the latest clinical research on depression and thirty years of clinical experience. What makes it special is that while the subject matter deals directly with depression, the term “depression” is never referenced. Couched strictly in the positive terms of making oneself happier, the issue of depression is addressed without engendering the accompanying sense of shame or low self-regard. After all, it’s OK for anybody to want to be happier!
A fictional narrative runs throughout the material, highlighting and clarifying specific topics, establishing rapport and modeling desired behavioral and attitudinal responses. This approach provides wide appeal to a varied and diverse employee population.
The Pursuit of Happiness training seminars are led by the author, Kingston, NY-based psychotherapist William R. Colagrande. The thirty-two page, self-guided workbook includes an insightful happiness survey, thinking point segments for further self-reflection and helpful supplemental readings. A fictional narrative runs throughout to illustrate and help personalize the material. These workbooks can be utilized in a number of ways: distributed individually as needed, en masse or as part of a structured in-service education program facilitated by the author, either in-person or via Skype. Complementary copies are available for review upon request.
Given the tools, tips and encouragement The Pursuit of Happiness offers, your employees will be better able to cope with the otherwise debilitating effects of depression. Help make your employees happier, more creative, more cooperative and more productive. Their coping ability affects your bottom line.